Fokus Deutsch Textbook Level 2

Fokus Deutsch Textbook Level 2

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Textbook to accompany Fokus Deutsch Video Course Level 2

The three main texts are correlated to the three levels of the video, either VHS tapes or DVDs.

Main texts contain viewing activities, vocabulary activities, grammar explanations and exercises, cultural and historical readings, listening comprehension activities, and reading and writing activities.

PLEASE NOTE: This textbook is keyed to the Fokus Deutsch Level 2 DVDs or Fokus Deutsch Level 2 VHS tapes. The book is not useful without the video.

The Fokus Deutsch DVDs are available only as a set that includes all 3 levels. Each level is not available separately.

The Fokus Deutsch VHS tapes are available in individual levels.

Hardback Book with Audio CD for listening comprehension.

-----------TABLE OF CONTENTS-----------

EINFÜHRUNG

VOKABELN

  • Im Klassenzimmer
  • Beschreibungen
  • Körperteile
  • Kleidung

STRUKTUREN

  • Present tense
  • Dative pronouns
  • Present perfect tense
  • Imperatives
  • Prepositions of location and direction

KAPITEL 13 - DER AZUBI

VIDEOTHEK: Michael now lives in Hamburg and has an apprenticeship with a firm on the harbor. On his first day at work he meets his new boss and coworkers.

VOKABELN

  • Die Arbeitswelt
  • Berufe
  • Sind sie wortschau? feminine forms for professions

STRUKTUREN

  • Review: nominative, accusative, and dative case: marking subjects and objects
  • Review: imperatives: making suggestions and giving
    instructions
  • Kurz notiert: softening imperatives with bitte, doch, and mal

KAPITEL 14 - DER TRICK

VIDEOTHEK : The first officer shows Michael the company’s ship. Suddenly Michael notices the ship is departing, but he doesn't want to go along.

VOKABELN

  • Lebenslauf
  • Stellenangebote

STRUKTUREN

  • Review: the present perfect tense: talking about the past
  • Kurz notiert: verbs that require sein in the present perfect tense
  • Kurz notiert: present perfect tense

KAPITEL 15 - ZU VIEL SALZ

VIDEOTHEK : Michael’s boss invites him over for dinner. Herr Schäfer cooks the meal, but both his wife and daughter think they have to help out with seasoning the food.

VOKABELN

  • Essen und trinken
  • Wo essen wir?

STRUKTUREN

  • Review of pronouns: word order: referring to people and things
  • Kurz notiert: using wer, wen and wem
  • Genitive case: showing relationships and possession
  • Sprachspiegel: nouns of possession Kurz notiert: ein-words

WIEDERHOLUNG 5

KAPITEL 16 - AM WOCHENENDE

VIDEOTHEK: The Schäfer family and their friends, the Cornelius family, go about their typical weekend routines.

VOKABELN

  • In der Freizeit
  • Einkaufen
  • Kulturspiegel: breakfast in German-speaking countries

STRUKTUREN

  • Der-words and the expression was für (ein) : pointing out specific persons, places, and things
  • Review: two-way prepositions; verbs of direction and location:
    expressing direction and location

KAPITEL 17 - NACH THÜRINGEN

VIDEOTHEK: The Cornelius family members go about their morning routine, eating breakfast and getting to work, as they ponder Mr. Cornelius' job transfer and a possible move to Thuringia.

VOKABELN

  • Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Kulturspiegel: citystates
  • Sagen, Feste, Bräuche
  • Kulturspiegel: harvest festivals
  • Sind Sie wortschlau?: words for autumn

STRUKTUREN

  • Future tense with werden: talking about the future
  • Kurz notiert: word order in dependent clauses
  • Sprachspiegel Adjectives: describing people, objects, and places Kurz notiert: predicate adjectives

KAPITEL 18 - DIE LÖSUNG

VIDEOTHEK: The Cornelius family decides that Herr Cornelius will commute to work in Thuringia during the week, but come back home to Hamburg on the weekends.

VOKABELN

  • Die Wende
  • Kulturspiegel: reunification
  • Geographie
  • Kulturspiegel: states, provinces, and cantons
  • Kurz notiert: der/die Deutsche

STRUKTUREN

  • Genitive prepositions: expressing cause, opposition,
    alternatives, and simultaneity
  • Kurz notiert: dative case in conversation
  • Negation with nicht, kein, noch nicht, noch kein, nicht mehr, and kein…mehr: negating words, expressions, and statements
  • Kurz notiert: negating questions and statements

WIEDERHOLUNG 6 KAPITEL 19 - DER SPAGHETTI-PROFESSOR

VIDEOTHEK: Klara Cornelius is a student at the University of Munich. She wants to register for a practicum but discovers there is no room in the course.

VOKABELN

  • Das Leben an der Uni
  • Fokus Internet: university
  • Lebensmittel
  • Kulturspiegel: the euro
  • Kurz notiert: stating quantity

STRUKTUREN

  • Reflexive verbs and pronouns: doing something for oneself
  • Comparatives and superlatives: comparing things and people Kurz notiert: so…wie
  • Sprachspiegel: vowel change in the comparative and superlative

KAPITEL 20 - DER UMWELTSÜNDER

VIDEOTHEK: Markus is showing Klara his favorite childhood spot in the woods, when they suddenly spy someone throwing trash down the hill.

VOKABELN

  • Umwelt
  • Probleme der modernen Gesellschaft
  • Kulturspiegel: unemployment after reunification
  • Kulturspiegel: citizenship laws in Germany

STRUKTUREN

  • The subjunctive: making polite requests and giving advice
  • Kurz notiert: können, müssen, sollen, and wollen
  • Relative clauses: describing people or things Kurz notiert: forms of relative pronouns
  • Kurz notiert: relative clauses with prepositions

KAPITEL 21 - DIE FALSCHEN KLAMOTTEN

VIDEOTHEK: Thomas’ cousin Laura Stumpf visits and wants to go to the disco, but Thomas can't get in because the clothes he is wearing are "out."

VOKABELN

  • Kleidung und Mode
  • Medien, Werbung, Fernsehen

STRUKTUREN

  • Passive voice I: focusing on the effect of the action
  • Kurz notiert: subject and agent in a passive sentence
  • Passive voice II: alternatives to the passive: expressing general activities and states

WIEDERHOLUNG 7

KAPITEL 22 - EIN NEUES GEMÄLDE

VIDEOTHEK: At a flea market, the Stumpfs buy a painting for their living room. The Stumpfs get excited when an art restorer says it is valuable.

VOKABELN

  • In der Innenstadt
  • Nach dem Weg fragen

STRUKTUREN

  • The simple past tense: narrating events in the past
  • Kurz notiert: simple past of bringen, denken, and kennen
  • Kurz notiert: verbs commonly used in the simple past
  • The subordinating conjunctions als, wenn, wann: combining
    sentences
  • Sprachspiegel: als and as
  • Kurz notiert: als in the comparison of adjectives

KAPITEL 23 - DER HAUSMANN

VIDEOTHEK: Heiner Sander is on parental leave to take care of his son Kai. When he wants to play soccer with friends and his wife Roswita hasn’t come home from work yet, he takes the baby along.

VOKABELN

  • Gleichberechtigung in der Familie
  • Sport

STRUKTUREN

  • The subjunctive: expressing unreal situations and wishes
  • Kurz notiert: the expression an (deiner) Stelle
  • Past subjunctive: expressing what might have been
  • Kurz notiert: the past subjunctive

KAPITEL 24 - DAS AU PAIR

VIDEOTHEK: The Sanders go to the airport to pick up their new au pair, Inéz, when she arrives from Mexico. She faces the challenge of adjusting to life in Germany.

VOKABELN

  • Reisen
  • In Deutschland ist es anders

STRUKTUREN

  • The past perfect: talking about a sequence of events in the past
  • Infinitive clauses with zu: describing actions, states, or conditions

WIEDERHOLUNG 8