German Online Exercises R – T


German Online Exercises R – T

These self-grading online exercises are great because they provide instant feedback, but keep in mind that they are run and graded by a non-thinking computer. As a result, the grading or feedback may be a little “pickier” than a real-life teacher might be and leave less room for variation. In order for the “check” function to work properly, you may have to allow blocked content if prompted to do so. Special characters (such as Umlauts) are available below each exercise where needed. Some of the exercises are timed and therefore suitable as class assignments or quizzes. All of the German online exercises are categorized by different ability levels and are listed alphabetically by grammar topic.

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B = Beginner / I = Intermediate / A = Advanced German Online Exercises

Grammar Topic: A – C; D – M; N – Q; R, S, TU – Z


Reading comprehension: Franz Kafka “Vor dem Gesetz” online comprehension questions. Kafka Text. I

Reading comprehension: “Das alte Haus”  B

Reading comprehension: “Der durstige Radfahrer” (comprehension and grammar exercise)   B

Reading comprehension: “Die Eiche und das Schwein,” a fable by Lessing. Short, but the vocabulary is not as easy as it looks B / I

Reading comprehension: complete a short text with words from a word bank B / I

Reading comprehension: “Die Trümmerfrauen”. Worksheet available as well. B / I

Reading comprehension: multiple-choice completion of a reading text about the history of food cans. Worksheet with additional exercises available as well I/A

Reading comprehension: “Der weise Schuhu” (poem by Wilhelm Busch), with comprehension and vocabulary questions. I

Reading comprehension: “VW entschuldigt sich” (comprehension and vocabulary) I

reflexive chart 2Reading comprehension: “Dankeschön für saubere Felder” (comprehension and vocabulary) B

Rechtschreibung: wie schreibt man das?

Redewendungen: German idioms with animals. Match-up. A

Reflexive pronouns: not too easy. I

Reflexive pronouns: a little easier. I

Reflexive pronouns: add the correct reflexive pronoun I

Reflexive verbs with prepositions: match-up exercise A

Reflexive verbs: which statement matches the picture? I

Relative pronouns: choose the correct combination of preposition and relative pronoun I / A

Relative pronouns: from quotes about nationalism and “Ausländer”. I

Relative pronouns: Grimm fairy tale “Frau Holle”. I

Relative pronouns: add the correct relative pronouns in sentences about Berlin    I



Separable prefix verbs: timed exercise to make present-tense sentences with separable prefix verbs. B

Separable prefix verbs: evaluating correct sentence structure. B

Separable prefix verbs: timed exercise, add missing prefix. B

Separable prefix verbs: tense and sentence variations on the same verb.   B

Simple past: regular and irregular simple past verb forms.   I

Simple past: irregular simple past verb forms. I

subjunctive IISimple past: regular and irregular simple past verb forms I

Simple past: what is the infinitive of the simple past verbs used in the story? I

Sprichwörter: find the German proverbs hiding in the wordle images    B

Stadt: vocabulary for places in the city     B

Storytelling: “Eine Liebesgeschichte zum Deutsch lernen.” Complete the story with the correct word.    B

Subject, direct object or indirect object: identify sentence elements. B

Subjunctive II: converting rarely used subjunctive forms to “würde + infinitive”. I / A

Subjunctive II: using actual subjunctive II forms of strong verbs. A

Subjunctive II (present): difficult. A

Subordinating conjunctions: choose the correct conjunction for each sentence     I

Substantive mit mehr als einem Geschlecht (nouns that can have more than one gender): online exercise based on these two handouts: 12    I / A



Tiere und ihre Jungen: what are different animal babies called? Easy match-up.    B

Time (telling time/Uhrzeit): follow-up exercise after the video “Uhrzeit in der Umgangssprache

two-way2Two-way prepositions: multiple choice quiz. B

Two-way prepositions: add the correct form of the definite article     B

Two-way prepositions: easy sorting activity. Which prepositional phrases work for the sitting frog and which ones work for the jumping frog?   B

Two-way prepositions: very easy. Choose the correct preposition for each sentence.    B

Two-way prepositions: fill-in-the-gap exercise. I

Two-way prepositions: which article is correct   B

Two-way prepositions: verbs with specific prepositions. A

Two-way prepositions: idioms with two-way prepositions. A



3 Replies to “German Online Exercises R – T

  1. Hello… it appears that the answers to exercise “Subjunctive II (present): difficult. A” are inaccessible. Are they available? Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      thanks for letting me know. Something obviously is not functioning properly on that exercise. I will look into it and maybe redo it in a different format that is more responsive. Sorry for the frustration. I’ll post here as soon as I get it figured out.

      1. The exercise in question has been changed to a different format. It’s a little easier now, but still challenging, and most of all it works–hopefully!

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