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1.1: Listening and Speaking- 25 Things to do in Berlin

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    Before You Watch

    Discuss

    Discuss the following questions with a partner. Then share your ideas with the class.

    1. Have you ever visited Berlin? Where is it?
    2. What do you know about this city?
    3. What is the Berlin Wall? Why is it an important historical landmark?

    Vocabulary

    Vocabulary Task 1

    Below are some pictures of words you might hear in the video. Match the words to the pictures.

    • old vinyls
    • hipster
    • deer
    a girl wearing a fedora, lots of jewelry, and trendy clothing
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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Images by Jacquelynne Kosmicki from Pixabay, RitaE from Pixabay, and Tibor Janosi Mozes from Pixabay .

    Vocabulary Task 2

    Look at each of the photos of Berlin. Each picture is a place you can visit or an activity you can do in Berlin. Discuss each photo with your partner. Takes notes of all the English words you think of to describe each picture. Then share your ideas with the class. While you discuss the pictures, think about these questions:

    1. What do you see in each photo?
    2. Why do people go to these places?
    3. What can people do there?
    People gathered in a Berlin park for a music festival
    A path through a park in Berlin
    A picture of the Berlin Wall
    Currywurst and french fries
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Images by Valentin Baciu from Pixabay, by Chad Greiter on Unsplash, by Luis Diego Hernández on Unsplash, and by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash)

    While You Watch

    Watch the Video: 25 Things to do in Berlin

    Listen for the Main Idea

    1. Watch the video and put the pictures in the correct order. Write the number in the correct column in the table below.
    2. Write the name of each place or activity on the line under the picture. Use the names from the box below.
    3. Watch the video again and take notes on any new words you hear.
    Use the words in the box to complete the table below.

    Friedrichshain Brandenberg Gate Eat Currywurst

    Mauer Park Tiergarten East Side Gallery

    Watch the video, put the pictures in order, and write the name of the place or activity. Then take notes on any new words you hear.

    Picture Number Name the Place or Activity Notes

    People gathered in a Berlin park for a music festival

    (Image by Valentin Baciu from Pixabay )

    4 Mauer Park

    hipster hangout

    BBQ

    listening to music

    flea market

    old vinyls

    clothes

    chad-greiter-2aU6cBkgZk0-unsplash.jpg

    (Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash)

         

    A picture of the Berlin Wall

    (Photo by Luis Diego Hernández on Unsplash)

         

    Currywurst and french fries

    (Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash)

         

    Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

    (Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash)

         

    A building covered in graffiti from a neighborhood in Berlin

    (Image by Heike Georg from Pixabay)

         

    Listen for Detail

    Watch the video again and answer the multiple choice questions.

    1. What is painted on the wall?
      • The wall is covered in white paint.
      • graffiti
      • a map of Germany
    2. When was the Brandenburg Gate built?
      • in 1989
      • in the 18th century
      • 1800
    3. Why is the Hotel Adlon well known (famous)?
      • They serve Currywurst in the restaurant.
      • It was the king's hunting grounds.
      • Michael Jackson held his baby over a balcony.
    4. What was Tiergarten park in the past?
      • a hipster hangout
      • the King's hunting grounds
      • a flea market
    5. What can you buy at the Mauer Park flea market? Choose all correct answers from the video.
      • vinyls
      • clothes
      • graffiti
    6. What is there to do in Friedrichshain neighborhood?
      • drink coffee
      • see street art
      • visit art galleries
      • all of the above
    7. True or False: The locals like eating Currywurst.
      • True
      • False

    Interactive: Check your Answers

    Select the correct answer, click "check" to see if your answer is correct, and then click the arrow to move to the next question. When you have answered all of the questions, click "Finished." There are seven questions.

    Query \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    After You Watch

    Post-Listening Discussion

    Discuss and answer these questions with a partner. Be ready to explain why you chose each answer.

    1. What is the genre of this video? Choose the best answer.
      • a video from YouTube
      • a magazine article
      • a news program
      • a talk show
    2. Who is the most likely audience (Who will want to watch this video)? Choose the best answer.
      • young children in school
      • young people who like to travel
      • teachers
      • retired people
    3. What is the purpose of this video (Why did the creators make this video)? Choose the best answer.
      • to tell people about interesting places to visit in Berlin
      • to gossip about Michael Jackson and his baby
      • to teach people about the food in Berlin
    4. Which of the places in the video would you like to visit? Why?
    5. Are the places you saw in the video similar to places you know in San Diego? How are the places in San Diego similar or different?
    6. Are the places in the video similar to places in your home country? How are they similar or different?

    This page titled 1.1: Listening and Speaking- 25 Things to do in Berlin is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

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