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  • Aufgabe 1

    Dauer: 5 Minuten 10 Punkte


    Fill in the gaps. Remember to use the correct forms. Use the past tense.
    A group of students is going on an exchange trip to England. In the following excercise, you will find a few things the teacher tells his/her students before they go on their trip.

    1. Teacher: “Be nice to your families!”
      The teacher told us ________________________________.
    2. Teacher: “Remember to say thank you!”
      The teacher told us ________________________________.
    3. Teacher: “Don’t say that you don’t like the food!”
      The teacher told us ________________________________.
    4. Teacher: “Keep your room clean, at all times!”
      The teacher told us ________________________________.
    5. Teacher: “Make your bed in the morning!”
      The teacher told us ________________________________.
  • Aufgabe 2

    Dauer: 10 Minuten 12 Punkte


    Fill in the gaps. Remember to use the correct forms.
    The exchange students have arrived in England. In the following sentences you will find a few things the students mentioned during their stay in England.

    1. Brian: “I didn’t like the long train ride yesterday.”
      Brian told us ________________________________.
    2. Mr Smith: “Everything has been wonderful so far.”
      Mr Smith ________________________________.
    3. Tim: “I am a little homesick.”
      Tim ________________________________.
    4. Tammy: “I don’t miss anything.”
      Tammy ________________________________.
    5. Teacher: “We will tour London tomorrow.”
      Our teacher ________________________________.
  • Aufgabe 3

    Dauer: 10 Minuten 10 Punkte


    The following sentences are direct speech. Rewrite them in reported speech.
    Anne is one of the students who went to England with her classmates. After she had arrived back in Germany, she was telling some friends about the trip.
    Here are a few quotes (= Zitate) from what she was telling them.

    1. “I’d never been to England before.”
      Anne said that ...
    2. “I spoke a lot of English.”
    3. “I’ve got a new friend called Rosa.”
    4. “I had two host sisters in my family.”
    5. “I liked the food a lot.”
    6. "But I still don’t drink my tea with milk.”
    7. “It was very sad to say goodbye.”
    8. “I promised my host sisters to send lots of postcards from Germany.”
    9. “In the end I even cried at the airport.” 
    10. “I am already planning to go back again next summer.”
  • Aufgabe 4

    Dauer: 25 Minuten 7 Punkte

    Reading and Writing

    Read the text thoroughly. Try to understand the context, not every single word.

    This is Stephanie Miller reporting for KBC, Los Angeles.
    Are you one of the many of Americans or Europeans who are dreaming of moving to sunny California? Well, before you say goodbye to November rain and cold winters and pack your belongings, listen to my report!
    California is warm and nice, there is a lot of sun, there are beaches as well as mountains for skiing, and most people are very relaxed. But it isn’t a perfect place, as there are problems, too: people have to live with the possibility of natural catastrophes such as wildfires and earthquakes which can destroy a lifetime’s earnings in a matter of seconds. The big cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco are crowded, the freeways there are hopelessly full and always jammed.
    California’s smog is as famous as California sunshine, it can make and breathing difficult because of really high ozone levels. There are days, when children and old people are asked to stay inside their houses because the air is so bad and that breathing “fresh” air can be dangerous.
    And do you know the song “It never rains in Southern California?” You’d better listen to the next line of the lyrics, too: “… but it pours!” Well, when it rains, it pours, and streets become rivers and houses on the hills are in serious danger.
    Nevertheless, people keep coming to the so-called “Sunshine State”: It is not easy to find a job, and house prices and the cost of living are very high. So think twice: All you people who think about moving, you’re all welcome, because we like to hang loose, but when you get here – don’t say we didn’t warn you!


    Write complete sentences to answer the following questions.

    1. Who is reporting for which kind of media?
    2. To whom is the report directed?
    3. What problems do the large cities have?
    4. What problems do Californians have with the air? 
    5. What other natural catastrophe has an impact on life in California?
    6. What are possible risks for newcomers to California?
    7. What title would you give this article?