What are the Germans like?Level: Intermediate
- Introduction to the Present.
- The Simple with ago.
- Idiom: to let one's hair down.
Always watch the video several times without subtitles first. Train your ears! Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this simple rule.
Exercises for this lesson:
- Cindy: an informed opinion
- Peter & Steve: efficient
- Derek: stiff, structured
- Bil!: a sense of purpose
- Maria: strict
- Peter: exacting
- Robert's a smart kid
- Tony & Vivian: precise...
- Who said what? Part 1
- Who said what? Part 2
How to do the lessons:
- Watch the video without subtitles.
- Do all the Exercises.
- Come back to this page.
- Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!
What are the Germans like?
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1
Same video with Precise Subtitles
In the last of the "5 nationalities" videos, we allow for a variety of verb forms along with the descriptions, making this a true intermediate-level lesson.
It's interesting to note that the people who have had the most contact with Germans seem to have the most favorable opinions. We were lucky to find some Americans and Brits who had spent a few weeks or more there, while those who had never been to Germany have the most sterotypical opinions.