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Musterlösung: Relative clauses 2

Aufgabe 1

Listening comprehension

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Tick off the correct answers.

□ In the 18th century the representatives from the thirteen former colonies met in Philadelphia.
□ Those representatives saw to it that the government should have three different houses. 
□ Congress heads the legislative branch. 
□ The executive branch enforces the president. 
□ The judical branch is represented by the Supreme Court. 
□ The branches were established by those who wrote the Constitution because they feared that the king of England might get too powerful. 
□ According the system of “checks and balances”, the President can veto laws. 
□ Congress can reject the president

Lösung

 In the 18th century the representatives from the thirteen former colonies met in Philadelphia.
□ Those representatives saw to it that the government should have three different houses. 
 Congress heads the legislative branch. 
□ The executive branch enforces the president. 
 The judical branch is represented by the Supreme Court. 
□ The branches were established by those who wrote the Constitution because they feared that the king of England might get too powerful. 
 According the system of “checks and balances”, the President can veto laws. 
□ Congress can reject the president

  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  8

Aufgabe 2

Writing

Write down the correct version of the false statements.

Lösung

  1. Those representatives saw to it that the government should have three different houses. 
    Correct: The government should have three different branches.
  2. The executive branch enforces the president. 
    Correct: It enforces the laws.
  3. The branches were established by those who wrote the Constitution because they feared that the king of England might get too powerful. 
    Correct: They were established because they feared that one person or branch might get too powerful. 
  4. Congress can reject the president.
    Correct: Congress can remove the President if it thinks he doesn’t do his job well.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  8

Aufgabe 3

Grammar

Connect the two sentences using a proper relative pronoun. Put commas where necessary. 

  1. My dad cooked this wonderful meal. He likes to eat.
  2. Madame Monique is married to a physician. She is our French teacher. 
  3. The book is boring. I found it on the underground. 
  4. My boyfriend gave me tickets for the pop concert. I like him very much. 
  5. The boy is talking to Jane. He is her brother. 
  6. Ronald Reagan was a movie star. He was president of the USA, too.

Lösung

  1. My dad, who likes to eat, cooked this wonderful meal.
  2. Madame Monique, who is our French teacher, is married to a physician.
  3. The book (which) I found on the underground is boring.
  4. My boyfriend, who I like very much, gave me tickets for the pop concert.
  5. The boy (who is) talking to Jane is her brother.
  6. Ronald Reagan, who was also president of the USA, was a movie star.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  6

Aufgabe 4

Grammar

Translate the German parts of the sentences into English. Mark the relative pronoun in contanct clauses and use commas where necessary.

  1. This is the part of Ireland (den meine Eltern sehr mögen) ________________________________.
  2. Linda won the competition (was uns alle überraschte) ________________________________.
  3. The film (den Fred letzten Samstag sah) ________________________________ was rather scary.
  4. Green is a colour (die dir wirklich gut steht) ________________________________ .
  5. Where are all the sandwiches (die Vater vor einigen Minuten gemacht hat)  ________________________________?
  6. The woman (die neben uns wohnt) ________________________________ sings beautifully.

Lösung

  1. This is the part of Ireland which / that my parents like very much.
  2. Linda won the competition, which surprised us all.
  3. The film which / that Fred saw last week was rather scary.
  4. Green is a colour which / that really suits you.
  5. Where are all the sandwiches which / that dad made a few minutes ago?
  6. The woman who / that lives next to us sings beautifully.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  6

Aufgabe 5

Grammar

Add the missing relative pronouns and commas where necessary.

  1. Our school  ________ is located across a wonderful park ________ is old but beautiful.
  2. It was my sister ________ gave me the tickets for the rock concert.
  3. The people ________ I work with ________ are very nice.
  4. Last week, I took my niece to the restaurant ________ is just around the corner. 
  5. The woman ________ lives next door ________ writes cookery books.
  6. The Channel Islands ________ consist of four main islands ________ lie in the English Channel.
  7. My new classmate ________ father is a doctor ________ is quite cool.

Lösung

  1. Our school, which is located across a wonderful park, is old but beautiful.
  2. It was my sister who gave me the tickets for the rock concert.
  3. The people (whom) I work with are very nice.
  4. Last week, I took my niece to the restaurant which / that is just around the corner.
  5. The woman who lives next door writes cookery books.
  6. The Channel Islands, which consist of four main islands, lie in the English Channel.
  7. My new classmate, whose father is a doctor, is quite cool.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  14

Aufgabe 6

Translation

Translate the following sentences into English. Use the correct relative pronoun and decide whether you need to use a comma or not.

  1. Die Frau, die ich auf der Fähre getroffen habe, ist aus Neuseeland. 
  2. Die Probleme, über die wir gerade reden, sind sehr ernst. 
  3. Das Haus, dessen Schornstein fehlt, steht leer. 
  4. Kennst du die Leute, mit denen Mary gestern geredet hat? 
  5. Unsere Freunde, die aus den USA sind, reisen viel. 
  6. Wo ist das Hemd, das ich dir geliehen habe? 

Lösung

  1. The woman (who / that) I met on the ferry is from New Zealand.
  2. The problems (that / which) we are talking about are serious. / The problems about which we are talking are serious.
  3. The house whose chimney is missing is empty.
  4. Do you know the people (who / that) Mary was talking to yesterday? / to who(m) Mary was talking yesterday?
  5. Our friends, who are from the USA, travel a lot.
  6. Where is the shirt which / that I lent you? 
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  12
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