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1st Edition

Speed Up Your German
Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

ISBN 9781138831094
Published March 24, 2017 by Routledge
236 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Speed Up Your German is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains the errors most commonly made by learners of German, enabling students to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the German language.

Each of the twelve chapters focuses on a grammatical category where English speakers typically make mistakes. Each point is clearly explained and exemplified with a range of exercises to reinforce learning.

Key features:

  • An emphasis on the areas where students most commonly make mistakes makes this an efficient learning and revision tool
  • Exercises throughout encourage learners to play an active role in identifying the rules, allowing learners to internalize the main rules more readily
  • A complete answer key to assist with self-study

Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your German is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of German wishing to refine their language skills.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Nouns: genders, plurals, cases  Chapter 2: Adjectival endings Chapter 3: Verb forms  Chapter 4: Pronouns Chapter 5: Word order Chapter 6: Tenses Chapter 7: The passive Chapter 8: Prepositions and cases Chapter 9: Agreement Chapter 10: Negation  Chapter 11: False friends  Chapter 12: Spelling and punctuation

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Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Silke Mentchen are both Senior Language Teaching Officers at the University of Cambridge, UK.