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E-GK 10-4 Unit 3: New Zealand news

2. station 2: eight years after (page 56-59)

1. lesson one

a) Introduction: Natural violence of New Zealand

We talked about the two faces of nature: On the one hand it can be wonderful and overwhelming, on the other hand nature can be a destructive and disastrous force: wildfires, floods, volcanic eruptions, storms and earthquakes.

This is, what the horrible earthquake in 2011 did in Christchurch, a city in New Zealand:

b) Reading: Eight years after


task 1: Read the text loud with your partner.
task 2: "Read & Prepare". Note down all the new words or phrases to be explained after that. Headline: "Eight years after".


task 3: Let's make a short quiz. Write down five questions about the text.
task 4: Now work on the exercises 2 - 4.
task 5: Write a newspaper article (page 59, ex. 9)

3. lesson two

a) Emergency calls

b) if-clauses type II

page 59/171

c) a newspaper report

page 59

4. time for vocabulary

task: Copy the vocabulary from Unit 3 / station 2 (page 190-191) into your exercise book.
task: Now you can practice here.
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E-GK 10-4 Unit 3: New Zealand news, Allgemein

1. Station 1: A letter to an agony aunt (p. 52-55)

1) lesson one

a) introduction: Agony aunt?

task 1: The agony aunt? What the hell is that? Let’s start with two definitions. Can you find a good German word for it?
  • the anony aunt: A person you can call or write to when you are in agony.
  • agony: a very strong form of (mental) pain or problems
task 2: What do you think, why people write letters to an agony aunt? What kind of problems can you think of?

b) reading the text

Clara‘s problem…

task 3: Let’s read the first letter on page 52. Clara writes about her problems. What is she concerned about? Which advice would you give?

read & prepare

task 4: Read both texts (question and reply) and note all the new words or phrases. Let‘s clarify the vocabulary after that. Don‘t fool yourself (;-).


task 5: Do the exercises 3 till 5.

2) Lesson two: Past tenses (simple, progressive, perfect)

Übungen „tenses contrasted“ bei englisch-hilfen…

3) time for vocabulary

Copy the vocabulary unit 3, station 1 into your exercise book.
Now you can practice:
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E-GK 10-4 Unit 3: New Zealand news

0. Way in – New Zealand

1. Ten places to see in New Zealand

First, let’s travel to beatiful New Zealand

task 1: Write the headline "NEW ZEALAND" into your exercise book.
task 2: Let's watch this travel guide together. We will talk about your impressions after that.

2. TB page 50-51

a) talking about the pictures, Germany-New Zealand

task 3: Let's talk about the pictures taken in New Zealand. What do we get to know about the geography, nature und culture? Should we read the texts together? Ask, if there are any new words for you!
task 4: Let's talk about the differences of New Zealand and Germany. What do you think is similar?

b) listening: the project Jonah

task 5: Time for a listening exercise. Let's prepare the exercise 3 on page 51 before we start. Please write your answers in complete sentences.

c) writing: New Zealand

task 6: Do exercise 1b. Don't forget to give evidence from the text.
task 7: Now write a short article about New Zealand (geography, nature, culture). 

Words to help you: New Zealand is… | It’s famous for… | … is an amazing attracition | people all over the world know… | What I really like about New Zealand is…

3) time for vocabulary (page 189, Unit 3, way in)

task 8: copy the vocabulary into your exercise book
task 9: Give definitions for at least 5 new words. (example: A window is something that you can look through and open for fresh air. Unfortunately it needs to be cleaned regularly.
task 10: practice the vocabulary with quizlet.