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Dialog Deutsch

A free self-study course in spoken German
(by Georg Stoumbos & Christiane Bolte)


The course is aimed at those with a good knowledge of Italian who are already in possession of basic German skills, equivalent for example, to the having attended a 50/60 hours beginner course. 

The course is divided into 12 units and includes a glossary, answer key and all the listening material.

It provides students with a systematic analysis of certain themes (family, home, travel and leisure, etc.) with particular attention paid to vocabulary - expansion and consolidation
The course is designed to improve a students's ability to understand and produce oral language.

Instructions for use -  in Italian

A guide to self study - in Italian

This material is protected by copyright.
This chapter is divided into 3 parts
​Part A - listening
- A conversation between Katrin and Patti

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1. Katrin & Patti
2. Commonly used phrases
Part B - Further exercises
- Introducing yourself
- Introducing your family
- Giving information about your work
- Giving your date of birth
- Describing people

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3. Marco's email
4. Katrin's email
5. Male or female jobs
6. Pietro's text
7. Famous South Tyroleans
8. Dates of birth
9. The dream woman?
10. A dialogue between two friends
Part C - test
- Talking about yourself

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11. Claudia introduces her family
12. Claudia introduces her family - typical phrases
13. Typical exam questions
This chapter is divided into three sections
Part A - listening
- An unexpected telephone call

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14. Eva & Katrin
15. Commonly used phrases
Part B - Further exercises
- Telling the time 
- The weather 
- Daily routines (also in the past) 
- Describing a typical day

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16. Four short dialogues

17. Gertrud's day
18. A typical day
19. Petra wants to meet Lisa
20. Anna calls Matilda
 
Part C - Test
- Talking about yourself

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21. Part of  Luca's exam
22. Part of  Luca's exam - typical phrases
23. Typical exam questions
This chapter is divided into three parts
Part A - Listening
- A conversation between Katrin and Mauro

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24. Katrin and Mauro
25. Commonly used phrases
Part B - Further exercises
- Presenting family members and friends
- Talking about family celebrations
- Talking about skills

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26. Oral exam - a candidate presents their family
27. Hubert talks about his Christmas Eve
28. A short interview with Reinhold
29. A short interview with Maria
29. A short interview with Gabi
Part C - Test
- An oral exam

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31. An oral exam 
32. Some excerpts from the oral exam
33. Typical exam questions
This chapter is divided into three parts
​Part A - listening
- A conversation between Mauro and a personnel manager
- Commonly used phrases

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34. Mauro and a personnel manager
35. Commonly used phrases

 
​Part B: Further exercises
- School and education
-  My school biography
- Talking about the past 
- Temporal indications

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36. A conversation between an Italian teacher and one of her students
37. Commonly used phrases part 1
38. Claudia Marini
39. Fabio Castelli
40. Anna's week
41. An interview with Mr. Gruber
42. Commonly used phrases part 2
​Part C - Test
- Part of an oral exam
- Commonly used phrases in an oral exam
- A questionnaire
- Writing about school and education

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43. Part of an oral exam
44. Commonly used phrases in an oral exam
45. Some questions from the examiners


 
​Part D - Answers
This chapter is divided into three parts
​Part A - listening
- A conversation with an estate agent
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46. A conversation with an estate agent
47. Commonly used phrases
​Part B - Further exercises
- Talking about my house
- Describing the furniture
- Locating the position of objects
- Describing images

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48. Patrizia: my house
49. Enzo: my house
50. A conversation between Katja and her husband
51. Describing the position of objects
​Part C - Test
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52. An oral exam
53. Some parts of Aldo's exam
54. Some questions from the exam
Part D - Answers
This chapter is divided into three parts
​Part A - Listening
- A conversation in a travel agency
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55. A conversation in a travel agency
56. Some typical expressions
​Part B - Further exercises
- Describing holiday experiences
- Specifying names of cities and regions in Germany
- Writing a postcard
- Talking about past holidays

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57. Four peolple talking about holidays
58. Christina Mussner talking about her holiday
59. Regions and towns
60. Anna and Reinhard talking about their holiday
​Part C - Test
- Holidays and travel

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61. An oral exam
62. Some phrases from Teresa's exam
63. Some questions from the exam
This chapter is divided into three parts
​Part A - listening
- A conversation in a mountain hut
- Some commonly used expressions

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1. A conversation in a mountain hut (CD2)
2. Some common expressions
​Part B - Further exercises
- Talking about eating habits
- Giving information about eating habits, weights and measures
- Understanding and explaining recipes
- Expressing tastes and preferences

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3. A conversation with Mr. Huber
4. Ms. Tschager's day and her eating habits
5. Ingredients
6. A recipe
7. What Georg likes eating
​Part C - Test
​Part D - Answers
This chapter is divided into three parts
​Part A - listening
- A conversation between Katrin and Ruth
- Some useful expressions

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11. A conversation between Katrin and Ruth
12. Some useful expressions
​Part B - Further exercises
- Talking about sport
- Describing free time activities 
- Describing habits
- Talking about the past 

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13. Hobbies and free time activities
14. Martin's habits
15. Sabine's habits
16. Alina's habits
​Part C - Test
- Test - hobbies and sports

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17. An oral exam
18. Some parts of Max's exam
19. Some questions from the examiners
​Part D - Answers
This chapter is divided into three parts
​Part A - listening
- A conversation at the hotel reception desk
- Some useful expressions

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20. A conversation at the hotel reception desk
21. Some useful expressions
​Part B - Further exercises
- Presenting and talking about a city
- directions
- giving directions
- Talking about means of transport

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22. Cities and means of transport
23. Describing towns or cities
24. Directions
25. Directions
26. Directions
​Part C - Test
This chapter is divided into three parts
Part A - Listening
- An interview between Karin and a journalist
- Some useful expressions

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30. An interview between Karin and a journalist
31. Some useful expressions
Part B - Further excercises
- Talking about your work
- Describing an ordinary working day.
- Positive and negative sides of a profession
- Talking about future projects

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32. Professions
33. An interview with Sonia
34. Some useful expressions
Part C - test
- An oral exam

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35. An oral exam
36. Some parts of Sandra's exam
37. Some questions from the examiners
This chapter is divided into three parts
Part A - Listening
- A phone call between Katrin and Mauro
- Some useful expressions

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38. A phone call between Katrin and Mauro
39. Some useful expressions
Part B - Further excercises
- Describing clothing
- Describing people
- Giving compliments

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40. A short description of four people
​Part C - Test
- An oral exam

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41. An oral exam
42. Some excerpts from Anna's examination
43. A few questions from the examiners
 
This chapter is divided into three parts
Part A - Listening
- A phone call between Katrin and Mauro
- Some useful expressions

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44. A phone call between Katrin and Mauro
45. Some useful expressions
Part B - Further excercises
- Understanding the weather forecast
- Talking about the weather
- Talking about your spare time
- Explaining decisions
- Making hypotheses

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46. A phone call about the weather 1
47. A phone call about the weather 2
48. The reason for taking the exam  - interview 1
49. The reason for taking the exam - interview 2
50. The reason for taking the exam - interview 3
​Part C - Test
- An oral exam

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51. Part of an oral exam
52. A few phrases from Alberto's exam
53. Some questions from the exam
 
This glossary contains all the vocabulary from the Dialog Deutsch self-study course.

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