A1(Higher): Nuts & Bolts of German

In this section you will get to know more building instructions

for putting the German words together to form proper sentences.

1. Accusative case

1.1 Direct object: Worth a photo!

1.2 Definite time expressions: Last time

2. Compound Nouns

2.1 One misunderstood animal

2.2 Logical combinations

3. Conjunctions

3.1 "denn" versus "weil"

3.2 "denn" or "weil" (I)

3.3 "denn" or "weil" (II)

3.4 Fridays for future

3.5 Not happy with your purchase

3.6 "deswegen" & "deshalb"

3.7 "deshalb/deswegen": Make one out of two

3.8 "denn" or "deshalb/deswegen"

3.9 "trotzdem"

3.10 "trotzdem" - A student life full of contradictions

3.11 Logical matches (I)

3.12 Logical matches (II)

3.13 Logical matches (III)

3.14 Logical matches (IV)

4. Imperative

4.1 Come on! (I)

4.2 Come on! (II) [Audio]

5. Infinitive clauses

5.1 New Year's resolutions

6. Modal verbs

6.1 Plans & wishes [Audio]

6.2 Darn that Dog!

6.3 No place for us

6.4 Along the river banks of the Limmat in Zürich

6.5 You are good at it!

7. Negation

7.1 Fibs about Ireland [Audio]

8. Perfect tense

8.1 Doing & done

8.2 Taking turns

8.3 Martin Luther King

8.4 English words are hip in German advertising

8.5 The class of -ieren

8.6 Already done! [Audio]

8.7 Find the pattern

8.8 Why always me? (I)

8.9 Why always me? (II) [Audio]

8.10 Some verbs are really strong

8.11 Mainly "haben", sometimes "sein"

8.12 Mrs Billerberg is back from her business trip (I)

8.13 Mrs Billerberg is back from her business trip (II)

8.14 Mrs Billerberg is back from her business trip (III)

8.15 Mrs Billerberg is back from her business trip (IV)

8.16 A play on words somewhere in Zürich

8.17 Professions [Audio]

8.18 A man of routine

8.19 At the drycleaners

8.20 Friday, the 13th!

8.21 Freshly baked

8.22 Halloween

8.23 Missing talents [Audio]

8.24 A Monday morning at the end of October

8.25 Back in the 80s

8.26 Never before (I)

8.27 Never before (II)

8.28 Never before (III)

8.29 The recluse

8.30 Which is the odd one out?

8.31 Just before the holidays

8.32 Speed Dating

8.33 Christmas preparations

8.34 Famous Irish people (I)

8.35 Famous Irish people (II)

8.36 Travelling educates!

8.37 All jumbled up

8.37.1 All jumbled up (I)

8.37.2 All jumbled up (II)

8.37.3 All jumbled up (III)

8.37.4 All jumbled up (IV)

8.37.5 All jumbled up (V)

8.37.6 All jumbled up (VI)

8.37.7 All jumbled up (VII)

8.37.8 All jumbled up (VIII)

9. Perfect tense & simple past tense

9.1 The last time we had snow

9.2 Questions & answers (I)

9.3 Questions & answers (II)

9.4 Questions & answers (III)

10. Personal pronouns

10.1 A question of love

10.2 Find a suitable one

10.3 Random questions (I)

10.4 Random questions (II)

10.5 Replace it (I)

10.6 Replace it (II)

11. Plurals

11.1 Test yourself (I)

11.2 Test yourself (II)

11.3 Where is the loo?

11.4 And the plural is ...?

12. Possessive articles

12.1 His & Hers

12.2 Yours or mine?

13. Prepositions

13.1 "für" -> Happy Dogs

13.2 "für" -> International vehicle registration codes

13.3 "für" - Fame

13.4 "für" -> Ill chosen Christmas presents [Audio]

13.5 "ohne" -> It rains a lot in Ireland

13.6 "ohne" -> Susanne's rule book

13.7 "aus" -> It's regional

13.8 "aus" -> A multicultural German class

13.9 "aus" -> Where is she coming from?

13.10 "zu" -> Let's go there

13.11 "zu" -> Going places

13.12 "zu" -> Where are the luggage lockers?

13.13 "zu" -> Sophia's Congratulations (I)

13.14 "zu" -> Sophia's Congratulations (II)

13.15 "von" -> Convenient places of residence

13.16 "von" & "zu" -> Tram lines [Audio]

13.17 "bei" -> Where was Martin?

13.18 "in" -> It can go both ways (I)

13.19 "in" -> It can go both ways (II)

13.20 "in" -> It can go both ways (III)

13.21 "in" -> It can go both ways (IV)

13.22 "in" -> Where are they going to? (I)

13.23 "in" -> Where are they going to? (II)

13.24 "in" -> Logical locations

13.25 "nach", "in" & "zu" -> Erasmus students in Dublin

13.26 "nach", "in" & "zu" -> A day like many others

13.27 "auf" -> It can go both ways (I)

13.28 "auf" -> It can go both ways (II)

13.29 "auf" -> Germans prefer to be inside

13.30 "auf" -> Straight out of Grimms' fairytales

13.31 "auf" & "in"? -> Where are they (I)

13.32 "auf" & "in"? -> Where are they? (II)

13.33 "in","an", "auf" & "in" -> Customers' requests

14. Present tense

14.1 And what about you? [Audio]

14.2 Bahnhof Friedrichstraße

15. Separable & inseparable verbs

15.1 Separated in the present tense

15.2 Separated in the imperative

15.3 In combination with modal verbs

15.4 In a cafeteria

15.5 Identify the separable verb

15.6 Can you please do that!

16. Simple past tense

16.1 I am & you were

16.2 I have & you had

16.3 Now it's different! (I)

16.4 Now it's different (II) [Audio]

17. Word order

17.1 Where was Goethe?