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Das Auto (Cars and Driving)
– Autoteile: powerpoint about parts of the car (P)
– Autovokabular: online exercise, car/traffic vocab definitions (O)
– Autofahren: virtual driving test by the Auto Club of Switzerland.
– A history of German cars (listening and text).
– The October 2015 issue of “Der Deutschbüffler” deals with “das Auto”: German car brands, history, and car parts.
– VW entschuldigt sich (O) (online exercise about Volkswagen’s official apology for its emissions manipulation)
– Das Auto (pdf worksheet, German only, advanced beginners and up) (W)
– A short article about why road signs may not be very helpful to you in Switzerland (in English).
– Der Führerschein: bilingual German-English blog about the German driver’s license.
– Verkehrslektion 1: bilingual German-English blog about speed limits in Germany.
– Verkehrslektion 2: bilingual German-English blog about traffic regulations in Germany.
– Die Parkscheibe: how to use the blue “parking disc”; bilingual German-English blog.
– Geier warten auf Raser: bilingual German-English blog about “speeders” and the prevalence of speeding offenses in Germany and Switzerland. Deutsche Welle also has an entire unit on “Raser” with video and exercises.
– Deutsche Ampelsprache: German traffic light behavior is a little different than in the United States. Bilingual German-English blog.
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