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Sandburg, Carl

Carl Sandburg, amerikanischer Lyriker, Historiker und Journalist, geb. am 06.01.1878 in Galesburg, Illinois, gest. am 22.07.1967 in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

 

Werke (Auswahl)
Seine bekannteste Gedichtsammlung ist bis heute Chicago Poems (1914), zu den weiteren Werken gehören Smoke and Steel (1920) und The People, Yes (1936). Darüber hinaus schrieb er u.a. eine sechsbändige Lincoln-Biographie, von Lincoln: The Prairie Years (1926) bis Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939), für die er den Pulitzer-Preis erhielt, und den Roman Remembrance Rock (1948).
Themen
Sandburg gilt als ausgesprochen amerikanischer Dichter, der den Sorgen und Nöten des "einfachen Volkes" eine Stimme gab. Die Chicago Poems etwa zeigen realistische Beschreibungen des Arbeiterlebens (working-class life) im industriellen Amerika.

Additional Exams

    Future (1)

    Aufgabe 1

    Grammar

    Fill in the gaps. Use the will future.

    1. Okay, we _________ (to do) it right now.
    2. I’m ill. I hope my friend _________ (to visit) me.
    3. _______  Tim _________ (to be) angry?
    4. Don’t worry, we ______________ (not / to tell) anybody.
    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  5

    Aufgabe 2

    Grammar

    Fill in the gaps. Use the going-to future.

    Pat: “Look at those clouds. It ________________ (to rain) soon.”

    Kim: “The next village is three miles away. We won't arrive in time! Now we ___________________________ (to get) wet."

    Pat: “It has already started to rain. We ___________________ (to be) soaked before we get there!"

    Kim: “Do you think _______________________ (it / to stop) raining soon?”

    Pat: “I certainly hope so.” 

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  5

    Aufgabe 3

    Mediation

    Imagine you are on holiday in the UK. Translate for your friend who doesn’t speak English.

    1. Der Reiseleiter sagt, dass das Vereinigte Königreich aus England, Schottland, Wales und Nordirland besteht.
      Tour guide:______________________________________________________________________
    2. Der Reiseführer sagt, dass die Queen im Buckingham Palast wohnt.
      Tour guide: _____________________________________________________________________
    3. Dein Freund möchte wissen, um wie viel Uhr ihr den Bus nach Hause nehmen werdet.
      You:___________________________________________________________________________
    4. Der Reiseleiter erzählt, dass Fußball die beliebteste Sportart in England ist. Er hofft, dass England bald wieder Weltmeister wird.
      Tour guide:_____________________________________________________________________
    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
    • Zeit:  10 Minuten
    • Punkte:  5

    Aufgabe 4

    Reading

    Read the following text.

    Hi Max,
    I think it’s great that you’re coming to visit me for the Easter holidays. It’s about time that you come over to the UK to improve1 your English. I really think you will enjoy it here, and that you will like my family. Well, there’s my mother Janet, my father Brian, and my baby brother George. He will be two in three weeks. George is really cute. He can also be terrible – but only sometimes. He has just learned how to walk, so he follows you everywhere you go at the moment. But you’ll see what I mean when you come over.
    I’m writing in English (I know I shouldn’t) as my German is still so poor – that’s what my teacher keeps on telling me, anyway. I think it is simply because I don’t learn words regularly. Mind you, I do understand the grammar, even though it's so difficult, but that’s not really a problem for me. However, learning words is definitely not what I’m fond of. Maybe your visit will help your English and my German!
    I do hope that there will be plenty of sunshine here in London because it’s more fun if we can do things outside. Hey, don’t forget your tennis racket2 so we can play together. I have been playing tennis for four years now, and I think you will be a super partner for me because you started about three years ago, didn’t you?

    See you soon,
    Sam

    1 to improve = verbessern             2Tennis racket = Tennisschläger

    Five Statements are wrong. Correct them in full sentences.

    1. Max is going to visit Sam during his Easter holidays.
    2. Max is coming to the UK to improve his English.
    3. Sam has got a brother called George and a sister called Janet.
    4. Sam’s father is called Brian.
    5. George is older than Sam.
    6. Sam is good at German.
    7. Sam revises his German vocabulary regularly.
    8. Sam hopes that the weather will be fine around Easter.
    9. Max should bring along his roller skates.
    10. Max has been playing tennis for about three years.
    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
    • Zeit:  10 Minuten
    • Punkte:  10

    Aufgabe 5

    Writing

    Imagine you are on holiday in England. Write about what you would like to do while you are there. You can write about sights, cities, activities etc. Write about 70-90 words.

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
    • Zeit:  15 Minuten
    • Punkte:  10

    Simple present, present progressive (1)

    Aufgabe 1

    Vocabulary

    What's wrong? Mark the word that doesn't belong to the group.

    Things at school

       a.  pencil, rubber, felt tip, English book

    ​   b.  teacher, pupil, pilot, policeman

       c.  English, maths, French, German

       d.  workbook, exercise book, English book, chair

       e.  table, board, desk, ruler

       f.   homework, exercise, test, pencil case

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  6

    Aufgabe 2

    Grammar

    Put the infinitives into the correct forms.

     Grundform  3. Person Singular 
     simple present
     2. Person Plural
     present progressive
    to carry    
    to hurry    
    to say    
    to listen    
    to watch    
    to play    
    to catch    
    to give    
    to read    
    to visit    
    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  10

    Aufgabe 3

    Grammar

    Write in full sentences.

    A typical morning with the Smiths

       a.  6 o'clock / Mr and Mrs Smith / get up / usually

       b.  7 o'clock / Mr Smith / walk / to the bakery

       c.  7 o'clock / Mrs Smith / wake up / Emma and Liz

       d.  7:30 a.m. / Emma and Liz / get up

       e.  8:00 o'clock / the Smiths / have breakfast

       f.   8:30 a.m. / Mr Smith / go to work

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
    • Zeit:  10 Minuten
    • Punkte:  6

    Aufgabe 4

    Reading

    a. Read the text and tick ( X ) right, wrong or not in the text.

    The Baker family

    This is my family: My father's name is Bill and my mother's name is Kate. My sister is nine. Her name is Linda. And my baby brother is one year old. His name is Robert. My father's sister is great. Her name is Jenny. My grandmother is 100! It's her birthday today. Oh, yes, my name is Tim. And I'm ten years old. Jenny has got twins. Their names are Mary and Jeff. My mum's brother is from New York. His name is Tom. He is 49 years old. His son's name is Bob. Bob is my cousin. I like him!                                                                                                  

      right       wrong     not in the text
    Tim's father's name is Bobby.      
    It's his sister's birthday today.      
    Tim's aunt Jenny is great.      
    Linda is 49.      
    Tim's grandmother lives in London.      
    His cousins Mary and Jeff are 11 and 13.      
    Linda is Tim's sister.      
    Bob is ten.      
    Tim's Uncle Tom is from New York.      
    Tim is Mr and Mrs Baker's daughter.      

     
    b. Answer the questions in full sentences.

    1. What is Tim's mother's name? 
    2. Who is Tim's father's sister?
    3. And who is Tim's brother?
    4. Where is Uncle Tom from?
    5. Whose birthday is it?
    6. Who is ten years old?
    7. What's the name of Tim's aunt?
    8. How old is Tim's uncle?
    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
    • Zeit:  15 Minuten
    • Punkte:  18

    Aufgabe 5

    Translation

    Translate the sentences into English.

      a.  Die Tasche ist cool. Ist sie neu?

      b.  Das Heft ist in meiner Tasche. Es ist neu.

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  2

    Future (1)

    Aufgabe 1

    Grammar

    Use the going to-future to fill the gaps.

    Pat: "Look at those clouds. It _______________ (to rain) soon.

    Kim: "Don't worry. We _______________ (to reach, erreichen) the next village in five minutes. So we _______________ (not / to get) wet."

    Pat: "That's not right. The next village is three miles away. And look, the first raindrops! We _______________ (to get) wet."

    Kim: "What _______________ (we / to do) now?"

    Pat: "Look, there's a shelter (Unterstand). We will wait there until the rain stops."

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  5

    Aufgabe 2

    Grammar

    Use the elements below to create sentences. Use the correct tense and write them down.

    a. (Year 2030: You are a pilot) a pilot – to be – I

    b. (You look tired:) not – we – to climb up – the hill

    c. (Our plans for Saturday changed:) not – we – to climb up – the hill

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
    • Zeit:  10 Minuten
    • Punkte:  6

    Aufgabe 3

    Vocabulary

    Town or country? Write the words in the correct column.

    underground – shopping centre – B & B – farm – lake – cinema – go hiking – tourist information

    in town in the country
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

     

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
    • Zeit:  5 Minuten
    • Punkte:  8

    Aufgabe 4

    Reading

    Read the articles from a brochure and find the best place for the different people to visit at the weekend.

    Clock Museum

    We show the most interesting and most expensive clocks. We have got special arrangements for families with small children. Your children can play in our garden while you are visiting the museum. There are some great attractions for them, e.g. the Flower Clock Maze*, where they have to find their way out. Come and enjoy the exhibition and have a snack in our little cafeteria! There is a bus stop next to the museum.

    * maze = Labyrinth

    The Film Palace

    We show the latest films. Our seats are very comfortable and you can book a seat on the Internet.
    We have got special offers for teenagers (up to age 14). They pay half price on Saturday afternoon. Just call us for more details.

    Fitness and Bike Route

    Are you interested in doing sports outside? We are the right place to go. You can rent a good mountain bike and ride along our very nice bike route. There is a great fitness course nearby, which you can use for free.

    Zoo in the Park

    Relax in the perfect surroundings. Bring your children, they'll love to visit and touch our animals. They can even ride on our ponies or play with the sweet little rabbits.
    You can walk in our park where you'll find beautiful roses and other nice flowers.
    The entrance fee* is only £ 12 for a family.

    * entrance fee = Eintrittspreis
     

    Fiona: "I collect old posters. My oldest one is 25 years old. My Aunt Ginny gave it to me. She was a film star when she was young. Perhaps I can meet her at the weekend and we can do something together."

    Fiona should go to _________________________________________

    Max: "I'm going to meet Nick this afternoon. What can we do? The weather is great. He is not interested in sports, but he likes nature. He has got a lot of pets at home."

    Max should go to _________________________________________

    Mr und Mrs Jackson: "What about next weekend? Our car is broken, but we should do something special with the children. It's always difficult to find something that everybody likes. The children like to be outside and we like to have a look at something interesting and have a nice cup of coffee afterwards."

    Mr and Mrs Jackson and their children should go to _________________________________________

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
    • Zeit:  10 Minuten
    • Punkte:  6

    Aufgabe 5

    Translation

    Translate the sentences and write them down. Choose which of them is a firm undertaking (1) or a foreseeable prediction (2) and add the right numbers to your sentences.

    a. Schau mal, das kleine Mädchen! Sie wird gleich vom Fahrrad fallen (to fall off).

    b. Wirst du deine Ferien in Italien verbringen?

    c. Schau dir die Wolken an! Es wird schneien.

    d. Hier sind die Karten (tickets). Wir werden am Samstag zu dem Open-Air-Konzert gehen.

    • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
    • Zeit:  15 Minuten
    • Punkte:  8

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