Match the German and English phrases for e-mails.
English German Enjoy your… Ich hoffe, ich höre bald von dir. Thank you for your… Alles Gute, … Dear… Alles Liebe, … I hope to hear from you soon. Viele Grüße, … I’m glad to hear from you. Danke für deine(n) … Love,… Ich bin froh, von dir zu hören. All the best,… Tschüss, … Yours,… Liebe(r) … Bye,… Genieß deine(n) … Best wishes,... Dein(e) ...
It's Sarah’s first day at the new school and she wants to write an e-mail to her German friend Tina. Here are her notes. Please write the e-mail trying to use these notes.
- thank her for e-mail
- good that she enjoyed holidays
- we’re back at school, too
- ask Tina if I told her that I’m at new school, first day yesterday, really nervous
- mum and dad took me by car, first had to go to head teacher, nice, name: Mrs Thompson, showed me how to get to new class
- all kids in class new, we’re in secondary school now, like German “Gymnasium” (so far I attended primary school, stayed there for 6 years)
- great: to be old enough, new school, lots of cute older boys
- new classmates: nice
- teachers: seem OK, too, only chemistry teacher (Mr Whitehead) strange, old, smells. Yuck!
- later: went to cafeteria (have lunch), some older girls pushed us around, said we were sitting at their table. Samantha, really ugly & terrible, took bottle of ketchup & squeezed it all over my chips, couldn’t eat them anymore, but was lucky, chemistry teacher saw it, shouted at her
- she had to buy new chips for me & he sent her to detention (= you have to stay longer at school after lessons/extra work/think about what you have done wrong). Ha-ha!
- Mr Whitehead not so bad after all?
- Ask Tina to tell about her first day at school, hope she had better start
- write soon
Put in the correct possessive pronoun. Sarah spent her last school holidays in Scotland with her family and her uncle Craig.
In one of her e-mails she tells Tina about it.
- You told me about your holidays, so let me now tell you about ________.
- We have a lot of relatives all over the UK and we like to visit them. I don’t know where your family’s relatives live, ________ live in Scotland.
- Uncle Craig owns a house in Scotland – it’s ________.
- Mum lived in another house when she was young. Since her parents died, it has been ________. But it’s too small for all of us.
- So we went to stay with Uncle Craig and his dog Pete. We also took our dog Lucy, so that his dog could play with ________.
- Is ________ a friendly dog, too? ________ is a really good girl.
- My grandparents also have two dogs but ________ are really dangerous. They bite other dogs if you aren’t careful.
- One day we wanted to go to the next town with Uncle Craig but his car was broken so we had to take ________. It was a problem because our car isn’t as big as ________.
Translate these sentences from Tina’s e-mail into English. Use as many possessive determiners and pronouns as possible.
Poor Sarah. She receives an answer from Tina, but Tina didn’t remember to write her e-mail in English. Sarah doesn’t speak German, so she needs someone to translate the e-mail for her.
- Vielen Dank für deine E-Mail, hier kommt meine.
- Als ich deine gelesen habe, musste ich lachen.
- Deine Familie ist genau wie unsere.
- In unserer gibt es auch viele Hunde.
- Ich mag fast alle, außer (=except) den Hund von meiner Tante. Der ist wirklich schrecklich. Schlimmer als unserer.
- Nicht viele Hunde mögen es, mit Katzen zu spielen. Mag deiner Katzen?
- Unsere Nachbarn haben auch Wellensittiche (= budgies). Ihre sind blau und weiß.