This is one of our Weekly Brick units that are designed to provide specific building blocks for German students and teachers to work with for a week. These weekly German units feature a different theme each week and offer various types of exercises for different types of learners.
Some of the materials are worksheets (W); others are blog articles (B), flashcards (F), online exercises (O), powerpoints (P), reading texts (R), videos (V), or webquests (WQ).
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Tiere der Liebe: online exercise about animals that are used as terms of endearment in German. (O)
Tiere: online animal quiz. (O)
Tiere und ihre Jungen: online quiz about animals and their babies. (O)
Tiere: which animal is being described? (O)
Die 12 Weihnachtstage: Some unusual animals are used in Reinhard Mey’s German version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”. Worksheet with links. (W)
German idioms with animals: intermediate-level worksheet. (W)
Idioms with animals: advanced-level worksheet (no answers provided). (W)
Vocab flashcards for farm animals (most suitable for children).
Redewendungen: advanced-level worksheet based on Lessing’s “Rangstreit der Tiere.” Adding the correct German idiom. (W)
Tierkreiszeichen: reading comprehension worksheet on astrological signs. (R)
An Amira book about the animal names people use to insult someone in German. No activities with the book, but it’s easy reading and audio is available.
Many German animal names are wonderfully descriptive, as you can see from the literal translations below.