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German Dative (Dativ): Exercises and Materials
5 German dative situations (intermediate level, German and English). Video on the use of dative with prepositions, idioms etc.
Direct and indirect objects: easy; focus on correct case endings. (W)
Direct and indirect objects: grammar handout with practice sentences, focus on word order for nouns and pronouns. (W)
Dative and accusative review: exercises for dat. and accus. objects and pronouns. (W)
Nominative/accusative/dative: recognizing gender and case markers (W)
Dativ Verben: most common German verbs/expressions requiring the dative case (W)
Dative/accusative: ppt practice for article and pronoun forms, replacing nouns with pronouns. (P)
dative/accusative: ppt slide to make simple sentences. (P)
Subject or Object? Who or Whom? How to tell the difference between subjects and objects in English for English-speaking students who don’t pay attention to this distinction in English. (P)
Articles (definitive and indefinite): timed online exercise; accus. and dat. objects. (O)
Article endings (nom./accus./dat.): with and without prepositions. (O)
Article endings (dat./accus.): acc. and dat. prepositions and dative verbs (O)
Dative prepositions: exercise for use of dat. prepositions. (O)
Dative prepositions: online quiz. (O)
Dative verbs: timed exercise. (O)
Das arme Sparschwein (pdf reading comprehension text with focus on dative case) (R)
Mostly Martha (reading text with questions and dative exercise; summary of the movie “Mostly Martha”) (R)