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  • Aufgabe 1

    Dauer: 5 Minuten 8 Punkte


    Mark and categorize the adverbial clauses in the following sentences.

    1. While a bee can sting you only once, wasps can do so several times.
    2. As Joyce was washing the dishes, her mother was hoovering.
    3. Sven never buys cabbage, because he does not like it.
    4. My mother always adds a little cinnamon to her hot chocolate in order to make it even more delicious.
    5. Wherever I go these days, I find Christmas decorations.
    6. Mary was so excited that she could not say anything.
    7. Dalia lit the candles while Rohat fetched the cookies.
    8. Ben's father does not allow him to use the sleigh on his own, as he thinks it is dangerous.
  • Aufgabe 2

    Dauer: 5 Minuten 12 Punkte


    Complete the table. Put the conjunctions into the correct categories. Each category should contain two conjunctions.

    anywhere, because, before, despite, in order to, since, so that, until, whereas, wherever

    time place reason contrast purpose/result


  • Aufgabe 3

    Dauer: 10 Minuten 10 Punkte


    Rewrite each pair of sentences using adverbial clauses with fitting conjunctions. There may be more than one possible solution.

    1. Jane painted a picture of a Scottish landscape. Lisa, on the other hand, did a portrait of her boyfriend.
    2. Characters in horror films know it's dangerous to enter a cabin in the woods. They do it anyway.
    3. David cannot pronounce the English th-sound. That is why he never says anything in class.
    4. Christmas decorations get put up. Then I get really happy.
    5. In winter, Sam always donates blankets to the homeless. By doing so, he wants to ensure that they keep warm.
  • Aufgabe 4

    Dauer: 15 Minuten 12 Punkte


    Read the article “Failing Teachers by Bob Herbert”, and then answer the questions using adverbial clauses or phrases.


    1. According to the article, where can you find schools like the ones described here?
    2. Why do so many students want to sit at the back of the classroom?
    3. What does a teacher from Manhattan say about why the teachers let the class get out of control so much?
    4. What are the reasons for the good students to leave these schools?
    5. Complete the sentence: Teachers let the class get out of their control even though…
    6. Bonus question: What could you do to prevent such things or to improve the situation?
  • Aufgabe 5

    Dauer: 10 Minuten 12 Punkte


    1. Translate these German sentences into English using the correct conjunctions.
    2. Immer wenn ich nach draußen gehe, scheint es zu regnen.
    3. Obwohl er noch nie ein echtes Känguru gesehen hatte, erkannte Felix es sofort.
    4. Weil er nichts Besseres zu tun hatte, entschied Tim sich dazu, sein Zimmer aufzuräumen.
    5. Sam musste so sehr über Reginas Witz lachen, dass ihr der Orangensaft zur Nase wieder herauskam.
    6. Ich verstecke mein Taschengeld immer, damit niemand es mir heimlich wegnimmt.
    7. Während Zeynep schon bei der dritten Aufgabe war, machte Sarah noch Aufgabe 1.