German Online Exercises U – Z


German Online Exercises U – Z

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 these self-grading online 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

Grammar Topic: A – C; D – M; N – Q; R – T; V, W


Verbs used as nouns: online exercise. B

Verbs used as nouns: What do you need something for? Timed exercise. B

Verben: Verben mit -ern Endungen (z.B. wandern, jammern, plaudern, steuern etc.). Kreuzworträtsel (crossword puzzle)  B / I 

Verben: find some of the most common German verbs in a word cloud. B

Verben: Synonyme für häufig gebrauchte Verben. B

Verben: common verbs used in expressions. Which verbs are missing in the expressions? B

Verben: common verbs used in German idioms. I

Vocab: words that can be made from the 10 most common German letters Part I (easy); Part II (intermediate)

Vocab: word choice; difference between “sagen” – “reden” – “sprechen”

Vocab: match-up exercise (Deutsch Heute, Einführung). B

Vocab: exercise for articles and English meaning (Deutsch Heute, Einführung) B

Vocab: match-up exercise (Deutsch Heute, Kapitel 1). B

Vocab: Online exercise Part I / Part II / Part III (Deutsch Heute, Kap. E – 4). B

Vocab: two match-up exercises Ex. I / Ex. 2 (Deutsch Heute, Kap. 4). B

Vocab: adjective synonyms. The adjective “nett” is the most boring word ever. Here’s a match-up exercise to practice more advanced synonyms for basic German adjectives. B

Vocab: quiz, adjectives for emotions. I

Vocab: adjective suffixes. Which suffix is possible?    I

Vocab: Adjektiv-Wortwolken der großen deutschen Parteien beim Bundestagswahlkampf 2013. Online match-up exercises:


German Online Exercises (S - Z) Adjektive FDP adjektive SPD Adjektive Linke
Vocab: match-up, Transportmittel/Reisen. B

Vocab: chores around the house. B

Vocab: Berufe, match-up exercise about professions. B / I

Vocab: Berufe, match-up exercise with job descriptions B

Vocab: Beruf, quiz for vocab related to jobs. I

Vocab: match-up exercise for job vocab. I

Vocab: animal quiz. B

Vocab: animals. Which animal is described? Bberge-2

Vocab: some words that can be made from the word “Osterhasen” (great for Easter unit)   B

Vocab: common vocabulary in nature (Wortschatz der Berge)

Vocab: Wohnzimmermöbel (living room furniture); Schlafzimmermöbel (bedroom furniture); Im Badezimmer (bathroom items); easy multiple-choice basic Möbel. B

Vocab: identifying objects in a room    B

Vocab: match-up exercise for restaurant vocab. B

Vocab: how to express “to change”/”to exchange” in German; multiple choice B

Vocab: “Werkzeuge(tools/instruments): What do you do with the following “tools”? I

Vocab: Was machen Sie damit? Werkzeuge 2 I

Vocabulary Expansion: adjectives with the suffix -frei. Online exercise. Visual explanation

Vocabulary expansion: implied comparisons as alternatives for using “sehr” in front of some common adjectives. Based on this table.

Vocabulary expansion: random words created from letters in the word “Brillenschlange.” Nouns; verbs; adjectives/adverbs B



Wen, wenn oder wann?   B / I

Wenn, wann oder als? I / A

self-grading online exercises; widerWenn A, dann B: sentence pattern practice following the pattern of Apple’s iPhone ad “Wenn du kein iPhone hast, dann hast du kein iPhone.” I

Werden, würden oder wurden? I

Wider- oder wieder-? I / A

Wo? Woher? Wohin? B

Wo-compounds: match-up exercise. Pick the appropriate answer. B

Wo-compounds: creating questions with wo-compounds vs. wen/wem. I

Word order: exercise to change word order. One clause only. B

Word order: rewrite sentences in three different ways. B

Word order: practice Time > Manner > Place order B

Word order: changing the beginning of a sentence. B

wort 2Word order : word order after subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. B

Word order: which two sentences can be made from the elements given? B / I

Word order: practice word order in main clause if the sentence starts with a subordinate clause B / I

Worte oder Wörter? The plural of “das Wort” can be “Worte” oder “Wörter”. When do you use which?

“wurde” oder “würde”: choose the correct form of “werden” I