German KS2 / KS3: Im Skatepark mit Nikita

A young German blogger is at a local skate park where he goes after school with his friends so that they can ride on their BMX bicycles.

He explains that the skate park is very close to his house explaining that he never practices without his helmet before demonstrating some new moves that he has learned.

Teacher Notes

This could be used as an introduction to a topic on technology.

Students could identify cognates to help them understand the context.

This could be used to easily introduce the grammatical concept of pronouns with a preliminary question focusing on seeing if students can identify any in English and explain their function before viewing the video to see how they work in German.

Subsequent exploration of this grammatical point could involve how the gender and number (i.e. singular vs plural) of the noun govern pronoun use.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching German at Key Stage 2 and 3, or Third Level, 4th Level, National 5 and Higher.

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