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Adjectives and adverbs   Choose the right answer (a,b,c,d) 1. Mr Arnold had everything in a__________________ bag. a. plastic yellow large      b....
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      Word Power: the working world Complete the following sentences with an appropriate word from the list below.   part-time; unemployed; retired;...
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    Word Power: "to get bigger/smaller" Write the following words from the list in the appropriate columns below.   shrink; expand; fall; decline; reduce;...
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  Word Power: More, most, less or least?   Comple the following sentences with "most", "more", "less" or "least" so that they make sense. 1) easier: ____...
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  Test: Future tense Choose the right answer (a,b,c,d) 1. My grandparents_________________ visit us next Friday. a. will...
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  Adverbs Put in the adverb form of the adjective in brackets ( ). Example: She read the book quickly (quick).   1. She looked at him ____________(angry),...
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    This, That, These, Those   Singular:           Plural: this tree             these trees that...
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  Passive We use passive when we are not interested in who carries out an action or it is not necessary to know. The passive is formed with the verb to be + past...
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Prepositions of time can be used in the following ways: in: with longer periods: He started studying in October last year. at: with times of the day: She has a doctor's...
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    Years and dates Years: How to say in which year something happened?  It happend in the year of... ...1700 seventeen hundred ...1607 sixteen oh...
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Vocabulary: Giving directions   Complete the sentences by using the correct words from the list below.   corner  - third - traffic lights - front -...
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      Prepositions of time When we talk about time in English, we often use the prepositions in, on or at.   IN: We use in with parts...
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    British English and American English The following list contains 10 pairs - a British word and its American equivalent. Try to find the right American word...
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Although /  Even though / In spite of / Despite Although: -  After "although" we use a subject + verb - Example: Although I did not have much time I managed...
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Countable and uncountable nouns  Countable nouns: Usually nouns have singular and plural forms: (bird/birds; table/tables; woman/women) They are called countable...
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  Vocabulary exercise: What’s the correct word?   Choose the correct word and fill in the sentences below!   -degree; -course; -apply; -train;...
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  Present Perfect and Past Simple The Past Simple tells us only about the past. If somebody says “Karen lost her mobile phone”. We do not know whether she has it now...
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Present Perfect: Lesson 3 Present Perfect Continous The Present Perfect Continuous is used for an activity that just stopped or recently stopped. Examples: - Lori is...
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Present Perfect: Lesson 2 The Present Perfect is used to talk about a time from the past until now – (e.g. your life) You can use the Present Perfect + ever (in...
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Present Perfect: Lesson 1   How to form the Present Perfect? Present Perfect --> have/has + past participle* *Note: An exercise regarding irregular verbs...
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    By or Until?   Fill in by or until in the following sentences. a) Have you paid the electric bill? It has to be paid ____ Friday. b) We can move into...
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-selves or each other?   Fill in “-selves” or “each other” in the following sentences.   a) My best friend and I don’t see ________ very often anymore. b) My...
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No / None / Any Fill in no, none or any in the following sentences. a) Maria couldn’t make an omelette becausere there were ____ eggs. b) I took some pictures but ____...
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Prepositions: To / At / In Complete the sentences below by using a preposition (to/at/in) + one of the following words. - hospital; - work; - school; - bed; -...
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Passive: Present SimpleRewrite the following sentences in the passive by starting with the words underlined. Example: Many Americans can speak English and Spanish. -...
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  Comparatives Complete the following sentences with a comparative. Example: Maria doesn't work very hard. Tom works harder. a) Luke isn't very interested in...
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Present Perfect: Since or For? Answer the questions by using the present perfect and add "since" or "for". Example: Have you heard anything from Karen? - No, she she...
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Both, Either, Neither Fill in "both", "either" or " neither" in the following sentences a) It was an awful basketball game. ____ teams played badly. b) There were two...
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Modal Auxiliaries Rewrite the following sentences by using one of the modal auxiliaries below: - shouldn't; - mustn't; - could; - needn't; should, might Example: Maybe...
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Indirect Speech Rewrite each sentence into indirect speech Example: Mark: When will our guest Maria arrive? - Mark asked me when our geust Maria would arrive. a)...
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Suffixes   Suffixes are added at the end of a word and form a new word. Use the following suffixes to change the words in brackets and fill in the sentences. -...
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to be used to OR used to Do not confuse be/get used to + gerund (= be/get accustomed to) with used to + base form of verb (for habits in the past). Examples: I'm used...
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Vocabulary - Apartment   an application N. a written request for an apartment, a job or entrance into a school or an organization  a credit...
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Future II Progressive By the end of the week I (work) _____________ here for four months. By the end of this month we (live) _____________ together for six years. By...
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Modal Verbs Modal verbs are for example may, can, must, should, need. They express an ability, permission, wish etc. to do something. (I may, can, must swim.) Many modal...
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Parenthesis The normal progression of a sentence is interrupted by extra information or explanations enclosed in commas, brackets or dashes. The extra information can be...
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Presentation Structure and Content Introduction: General information on the topic Give your listeners an introduction to the topic (some general information) and...
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  Reported Speech Fill in the gaps. 1. Hannah: "Our teacher will go to Hamburg tomorrow." Hannah said that  __________________________ 2. Sarah: "I was writing...
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    if-Sentences Fill in the right words. 1. If you _____ the volume down, the music ______ clearer.2. This popsong _____ the charts party if they _____ it in a...
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  Suggestions & Offers Form sentences with the words below. Be careful with the correct word order and punctuation. Example: A: (1.) lunch / out / for / go /...
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Past simple questions Write the questions for these answers: 1.) My last holiday was in June. 2.) I went to Berlin 3.) I went with my brother 4.) I got there by...
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Present Participle The present participle of most verbs has the form base+ing and is used in the following ways: a. as part of the continuous form of a...
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At the Airport Choose the right words to complete the following conversation: Hi, where's the check-in ________________ for Air Berlin? 1.) counter 2.) control 3.)...
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At the Hotel Choose the correct words: changed, upfront, view, exchange, bring, noisy, free, mini, locked, reception.  Can you get someone...
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At the gas station Choose the right words to complete the following conversation: -What can I do for you? Fill it up, please... Hey, ______________ is Philadelphia from...
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Intentions in the future Put the following words into the sentences: to  do  'd  would 's are 'm   1.) Peter going to study philosophy. 2.) What...
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Use the correct word - vocabulary Choose the right word to complete these phrases. 1.) drive / ride a car 2.) drive / ride a bicycle 3.) get on / in a train 4.) get...
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Past Simple Negative Forms If you would like to make the Past simple negative, you have to use didn´t (did not) + verb. E.g.: He didn´t live in Germany. (NOT: He didn´t...
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Comparative adjectives Please complete the questions with a comparative form. 1.) Who is __________ (young), you or your sister? 2.) Which is __________ (good), staying...
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Superlatives adjectives Write the superlative form and complete the sentences to make them true for you. 1. The _________ (busy) day in the week is _______________. 2....
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Countries and nationalities Write the country and nationality for each capital city. a) Paris: France, French b) London: _______________ c) Berlin: ________________ d)...
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Dialogue: Buying a Ticket Simon is in Berlin. He wants to travel to Warsaw. Put the conversation in a ticket office in the correct order. (a) Single or return? (b)...
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Grammar Exercise: Article Complete the gaps with a/an, the or - (no word).very I live in ________ (1) London. It´s _______ (2) nice city but we have _____ (3) real...
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Buy or Swap? Vocabulary on Investment Banking Choose the right word to complete this conversation between two investment bankers. Words: quarterly, takeover, listed,...
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Vocabulary Quiz on Trade Fairs A trade fair is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products,...
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Taxi Ride: Vocabulary Quiz This exercise helps you to be prepared for your next taxi ride. Choose the right word to complete the text below. short cuts, traffic jam,...
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Let´s write a business letter Complete the following letter to Michelle Miller in the UK with words and expressions of Business English. Dear _____________ (a)...
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Crime Quiz Be a detective - This exercise contains a lot of vocabulary related to crime and investigation. 1) The place where a crime has taken place: _______________...
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Vocabulary: Permit And Permission Let´s have a look at the nouns "permission" and "permit" to learn about word families. Based on the explanations below, choose the right...
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Common Expressions/Idioms in English English German Play it by ear. "Etwas spontan entscheiden." Killing two birds with one stone. “Zwei Fliegen mit...
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Present Simple or Present Progressive Exercise:Use the correct form of the verb "to have" (present simple or present progressive) to fill in the gaps. 1.) I ___________...
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Past Progressive and Simple Past Exercise: Lisa met a lot of people in the shopping centre last week. What was happening each time? Fill in the blanks. 1.) Lisa...
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Present Perfect Progressive Fill in the verbs in the present perfect progressive. Then put in "for" or "since". 1. Susan: This weather! It ______________ (snow) without a...
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Passive form Put the verbs in the correct passive form. Hi, I´m Susan. I´ve been to Phantasialand four times. The first time was four years ago. I ____________ (to take)...
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Relative clauses We can use relative clauses to join two English sentences, or to give more information about something. The relative pronoun can be the subject or the...
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Agreement and Disagreement - State Your Opinion This word list helps you to state your opinion. Agreement There are many reasons for … There is no doubt about it...
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Possessive Form of Nouns The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people, countries and animals. Susan owns a book. ('Susan' is the possessor...
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Infinitives, to + infinitive and -ing Put in the correct form. Choose the infinitive, to + infinitive or -ing. 1) You don´t look well. I don´t think you should...
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Reported and Indirect Speech There are different possibilities to express the content of statements and questions without quoting them. Important: a) If the reporting...
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And/But/Or We use conjunctions to put two sentences together. For example: We stayed at home AND watched tv. I called my friend BUT I wasn´t listen to her. Do you want...
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ENGLISH IDIOMS There are a lot of idiomatic expressions. Choose the right option to complete these sentences. 1) Susan could not wait to get ________________...
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VOCABULARY QUIZ: JOBS Rearrange the letters to find the jobs that fit in the context of the sentences. 1) Someone who works in a hospital: ____________ CTOODR 2) The...
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Homophones A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. Which of these homophobes do you know? Complete these sentences with...
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Infinitives and the -ing form after verbs  Match the sentences to make logical, grammatically correct sentences. First part of the sentence Second part of the...
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QUIZ: Shopping Please match each retailer with the term that best identifies it or its selling method. word list: department store, television, hypermarket, chain store,...
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Some and Any Please choose the right word to complete these phrases. a) Did you make __________ (some/any) interesting contacts at the conference? b) I stayed home...
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False Friends: pair You mean... You should say... Don´t say... Why not?   (Ehe-, Kiebes-)Paar In Deutschland leben viele kinderlose...
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Vocabulary: The Newsagent Diese Übung präsentiert Ihnen nützliche Begriffe aus dem Bereich "The...
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Must and Have To 1. ) To express an obligation that comes from a regulation or a rule, must is mainly used in formal and written English. 2.) Must is common when...
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Irregular Verbs Im Englischen gibt es einige unregelmäßige Verben. Setzen Sie die fehlenden Verbformen ein. Present Simple...
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Leading a discussion Der Leiter einer Diskussion/eines Meetings hat eine wichtige Rolle. Er muss sowohl den Verlauf der Sitzung kontrollieren als auch lenken.   Im...
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Constructing nounsZiel dieser Übung ist die Umformung von Verben/Adjektiven zu Nomen. Bitte vervollständigen Sie die Sätze, indem Sie das eingeklammerte Wort in ein...
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Adressing people Oftmals ist man sich unsicher, wie man jemanden im Gespräch anreden soll. Darf man den Vornamen verwenden? Sollte man auf Titel achten?Wir sagen Ihnen,...
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Phrasal Verbs Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.) Phrasal...
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Past progressive Das past progressive existiert im Deutschen nicht. Im Englischen wird mit dieser Zeitform der Ablauf einer Handlung in der Vergangenheit...
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Dress codeFalls man in einem neuen Unternehmen anfängt zu arbeiten, ist es wichtig zu wissen, welcher Dress Code dort vorherrscht. Dank dieser Übung können Sie Faux-Pas in...
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Possessivpronomen (possessive adjectives) Possessivpronomen geben Auskunft über den Besitz. Im Englischen gibt es folgende...
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Verben mit PräpositionenWählen Sie in der folgenden Übung die richtige Präposition aus. Übung1.) Look at / to this picture at / on the wall. 2.) What´s he going to talk...
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Business Vocabulary English German demand Nachfrage subsidiaries Tochtergesellschaft headquarters...
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He, She, It - das "s" muss mit Anders als in den meisten anderen Sprachen verändert sich das englische Verb beim Konjungieren nur wenig: Bloß in der 3. Person Singular...
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Past Simple or Present Perfect   Entscheiden Sie, ob die vorliegenden Sätze richtig oder falsch sind. Korrigieren Sie sie, falls nötig. 1. Have you ever been to...
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False friends: Annonce You mean: Annonce (Das Unternehmen hat eine Annonce veröffentlicht.) You should say: advertisment (The company has published an...
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False friends: lock You mean: locken (Das Angebot lockt mich.) You should say: lure, tempt, attract (The offer does tempt me.) Don´t say: lock Why not?: lock sth. =...
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False Friends: axle You mean: Achsel (Laut einem Modejournal gehören Achseln dieses Jahr zu den angesagtesten Körperteilen.) You should say: armpit (According to a...
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Present perfect and simple past 1. We _________________ (see) Barbara yesterday.2. He _________________ (be) a police officer before he _________________(become) an...
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False friends False friends sind Wörter in zwei Sprachen, die eine Ähnlichkeit aufweisen, allerdings unterschiedliche Bedeutungen haben. Die Beispiele beziehen sich auf...
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Regeln für den Gebrauch von Subjunctive   Present Subjunctive (“Infinitiv-Form” auch in der 3. Person!) folgt nach that (Signalwort!) bei  Verben des Wünschens,...
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False friends False friends sind Wörter in zwei Sprachen, die eine Ähnlichkeit aufweisen, allerdings unterschiedliche Bedeutungen haben. Die Beispiele beziehen sich auf...
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Presentation skills III Die Übung zeigt Ihnen vor allem auf, wie Sie konstruktives Feedback geben können, um die Präsentationfähigkeiten Ihrer Kollegen/Kommilitonen zu...
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Presentation skills II Auch diese Übung zeigt Ihnen auf, welche Regeln bei einer guten Präsentation zu beachten sind. 1) When you present to a group what should you look...
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Redewendung: Grab a bite Was bedeutet "grab a bite" und was könnte man stattdessen sagen?   Beispiele für den Gebrauch: "When do you want to grab a bite?" "If you...
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Presentation skills I Bei einer Präsentation müssen einige Regeln beachtet werden, um den Inhalt in adäquater Weise an die Audience vermitteln zu können. In der folgenden...
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Business Vokabeltraining II Setzen Sie die passenden Wörter aus dem Bereich "Business" in die Lücken ein. 1.He made his _____ through successful business...
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Business Vokabeltraining I Kennen Sie die Begriffe aus der Wirtschaftssprache, nach denen gesucht wird? Ordnen Sie den Definitionen die korrekte englische Bezeichnung...
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Business Vokabeltraining Ordnen Sie die folgenden Abteilungen ihren Aufgaben zu: Personnel, accounts, logistics, production, quality control, sales team, purchasing...
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Prepositional Phrases Setzen Sie bitte die richtigen Präpositionen in die Lücken ein. Übung: 1. I would prefer to stay at home ____ going out. instead...
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Singular und Plural Allgemeine Pluralregeln Singular + -s Bsp.: a picture, two pictures; a phone, two phones Nach Zischlauten: Singular + -es Bsp.: a sandwich, two...
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Some and any Es gibt feste Regeln für den Gebrauch von some und any. Any wird in Fragesätzen und verneinten Sätzen verwendet. Außerdem wird any in allen Aussagen, die mit...
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Vocabulary - Character Traits Fill in the blank with the correct adjective.   well-behaved (brav), humble (bescheiden), lazy (faul), reliable (zuverlässig), lonely...
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If-clause Typ III Die Konditionalsätze Type III beziehen sich auf ein Ereignis in der Vergangenheit: Wenn eine bestimmte Voraussetzung gegeben gewesen wäre, dann hätte ein...
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If-clause Type II Die irreale Bedingung (Gegenwart) beschreibt eine Situation in der Zukunft oder Gegenwart. Es ist aber unwahrscheinlich oder sogar unmöglich, dass die...
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If-clause Type I Die Konditionalsätze (Typ I) drücken ein zukünftiges Ereignis aus, das nur eintreten wird, wenn bestimmte Konditionen erfüllt werden. Man ist sich nicht...
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Indirekte Rede/Reported speech Bei der Übertragung der direkten Rede in die indirekte Rede, müssen zwei Regeln beachtet werden: 1.) Nur wenn der Einleitungssatz in der...
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Gerund or Infinitive Gerunds und Infinitives sind Verbformen, die ein Nomen im Satz ersetzen können. Bitte tragen Sie die Verben in der korrekten Form ein. Es sollte...
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Wichtige Regeln zum Gebrauch des Subjunctives Present Subjunctive (“Infinitiv-Form” auch in der 3. Person!) folgt nach that (Signalwort!) bei  Verben des Wünschens,...
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Past simple and present perfect Man benutzt das Present Perfect, um ein Geschehen auszudrücken, das in der Vergangenheit geschah. Der genaue Zeitpunkt ist nicht wichtig....
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Prepositions: In, On and At Die Präpositionen In, On und At können im zeitlichen und örtlichen Zusammenhang verwendet werden. In folgenden Situation werden die...
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Present perfect or past simple Man benutzt das Present Perfect, um ein Geschehen auszudrücken, das in der Vergangenheit geschah. Der genaue Zeitpunkt ist nicht wichtig....
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Adjectives, comparatives, superlatives Jedes Adjektiv weist eine positive, eine komparative und eine superlative Form auf. In der folgenden Übung betrachten wir die...
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Much, many, a lot of Die Mengenangaben much und many beschreiben größere Anzahlen oder Mengen und werden meistens in Fragen und Sätzen mit negativer Bedeutung...
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Social interaction III Viele Deutsche gebrauchen manche englische Wörter im falschen Kontext. Im Folgenden wird Ihnen die korrekte Anwendung gezeigt.  1. Wrong: He...
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Social interaction II Viele Deutsche gebrauchen manche englische Wörter im falschen Kontext. Im Folgenden wird Ihnen die korrekte Anwendung...
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  False friend: sympathetic Sympathetic – (adjective) feeling compassionate or sorry for someone’s situation (German: teilnahmsvoll) Does NOT mean: sympathisch, or...
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Social Interaction I Es gibt einige Redewendungen, die von Deutschen im englischen Sprachgebrauch falsch angewendet werden. Folglich zeigen wir Ihnen die richtige...
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False friend: sensible Sensible – (adjective) rational, having good sense (German: sinnvoll) Does NOT mean: sensibel, or sensitive Example: “He’s a sensible guy; he...
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False friend: irritated Irritated – (adjective) annoyed, angered (German: gereizt) Does NOT mean: irritiert, or confused Example: “I was irritated because of the heavy...
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False friend: eventual Eventual/eventually – (adjective/adverb) happening later, ultimate. (German: schließlich) Does NOT mean: eventuell, or maybe Example: “I will...
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Using Gerunds and InfinitivesMit Gerundien und Infinitive Gerunds and infinitives are verb forms that can take the place of a noun in a sentence. The following guidelines...
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How much longer? Your English tip for today is a very useful phrase:HOW MUCH LONGER?Say it alone - or in a sentence.Examples:A: Is dinner ready?B: Not yet. A: How...
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British English and American English

The following list contains 10 pairs - a British word and its American equivalent. Try to find the right American word for the British one:

flat, sidewalk, chips, liquor store, lorry, French fries, lift, courgette, freeway, toilet, apartment, pavement, off-license, truck, zucchini, highway, rest room, elevator

Weiterlesen: British and American English

Intentions in the future

Put the following words into the sentences:

to  do  'd  would 's are 'm

 

1.) Peter going to study philosophy.

2.) What you want to do today?

3.) What you like for your birthday?

4.) Lukas wants visit us next week.

5.) I like to go for a long ride tomorrow

6.) Where you going on holiday?

7.) I going out for a snack.

 

Weiterlesen: Intentions in the future


Indirekte Rede/Reported speech


Bei der Übertragung der direkten Rede in die indirekte Rede, müssen zwei Regeln beachtet werden:

1.) Nur wenn der Einleitungssatz in der Vergangenheit steht, findet eine Zeitverschiebung im Hauptsatz statt.

Z.B. X said, Y explained, Z told us.

2.) In der Indirekten Rede müssen sowohl die Verbformen als auch die Pronomen und Orts- und Zeitangaben verändert werden.

Z.B. Lisa: "I will have a meeting with my co-workers tomorrow." Lisa said that she would have a meeting with her co-workers the next day.

Weiterlesen: Indirekte Rede/Reported Speech


Wichtige Regeln zum Gebrauch des Subjunctives

Present Subjunctive (“Infinitiv-Form” auch in der 3. Person!) folgt nach that (Signalwort!) bei  Verben des Wünschens, Aufforderns, Verlangens:

E.g.: Her brother advised that she go and see a doctor.

Weiterlesen: Subjunctive


Adjectives, comparatives, superlatives


Jedes Adjektiv weist eine positive, eine komparative und eine superlative Form auf. In der folgenden Übung betrachten wir die Steigerungsformen der Verben good und bad.

Ergänzen Sie die richtige Form der Adjektive.

1.) His French is (good) __________. It´s (good) __________ than his wife´s.

Weiterlesen: Adjectives, comparatives, superlatives

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