Whenever you read a TeaTime-Mag article or have an assignment, do the following things in the given order:

  • First listen to the text WITHOUT reading anything. 
  • Summarize orally in a few sentences what you’ve heard.
  • Read the text carefully. Before you “hover” your mouse over an underlined word, try to guess its meaning from the context.
  • Prepare and practice a talk of 4-5 minutes about your text. Take  care to use the simple present. (“My text IS about … The author EXPLAINS / DESCRIBES …”)
  • Now click on ‘Language’ and do the Comprehension Quiz.
  • Scroll down and click on the text vocabulary (i.e. the one which has the same title as the text)  and print out the list of words.
  • Highlight (Markiere) TEN NEW and interesting / useful words / expressions and learn them. If you don’t know how to pronounce a word correctly, look it up in the OALDBring “your” vocab list to class in the next lesson.
  • Alternatively write down “your” words together with the German translation on a piece of paper and bring it to the next lesson.
  • Practice / improve your talk once more and try to actively use your new vocabulary.

PS. It is an excellent idea to revise your vocab and your talk from time to time. 😉