German

News

Content / topic: TV news on an organ donation scandal in the world of 2080.

Duration: 3:45

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: There have been complications with patients who had had an organ transplantation. A big trust is blamed.

Cultural notes: "Mock news on the topical issue of organ donation.

It is part of a drama written and staged by a rama class of a German technical college."
 

Language notes: Both newsreader and reporter are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Cocktails

Content / topic: A cocktail against depression.

Duration: 3:42

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: In this parody of common DIY and cookery shows on TV a bartender demonstrates how to mix a strange drink. 

Cultural notes
: Shows of this nature are seen all too often on private TV channels.

Language notes
: Both students are native speakers of German. In the transcription some slight mistakes have been corrected.

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Neumühle

Content / topic: Daily routine and activities at a meditation centre.
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Level (listening level required): A2

Summary
: A class of our college spends four days at a centre for medidation. In an interview, the accompanying teacher speaks about the daily routine there and leisure activities like archery (kyudo), meditating, fishing etc.

Cultural notes: Many Colleges in Germany do special activities at the end of the academic year, in most cases trips. This is a less common one.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.
 

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In German: ../archive/video_data/DE/DE_Transkript_Neumuehle.pdf

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Rockschine

Content / topic: Talking about a band and their music.
Duration
: 5:37
Level (listening level required): B2

Summary
:
One of about 40 members of a band project of the University of Mainz is interviewed about their latest gig, the history of the project, their repertoire, their rehearsing and the future of the project.

Cultural notes: Playing in a band and coming to fame is a dream of many young people these days.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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EAC-Projekt

Content / topic: Dealing with EAC

Duration: 3:24

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: Interview with a student who is taking part in a three days' project to write a manual for EAC audio software, because such a manual does not yet exist.

Cultural notes
: Working with computers and using audio software are of common interest among young people these days.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. In the transcription some mistakes have been corrected.

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Felix

Content / topic: Daily routine and activities at a meditation centre.

Duration: 2:47

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: A class of our college spends four days at a centre for medidation. In an interview, one of the participants speaks about the daily routine there and leisure activities like archery (kyudo), meditating, fishing etc.

Cultural notes
: Many Colleges in Germany do special activities at the end of the academic year, in most cases trips. This is a less common one.
 

Language notes: The interviewees are native speakerss of German. The interviewer is Asian with a near-perfect command of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Sozialpraktikum

Content / topic: Work placement at a workshop for the handicapped.

Duration: 6:32

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: Interview with two students on their one week's work placement at a workshop for the handicapped.

Cultural notes
: Many Colleges in Germany do special activities at the end of the academic year, in most cases trips. This is a less common one, though. Work placements are becoming more and more important for academic studies.
 

Language notes: The interviewees are native speakers of German, the interviewer has grown up in Germany. In the transcription some slight mistakes have been corrected.

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YEC

Content / topic: YEC - A Comenius project

Duration: 4:00

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: Michael took part in a Comenius project which was about editing a multinational Internet magazine for youngsters. He speaks about his experiences at the meetings and on the importance of English as lingua franca.

Cultural notes
: We all know about the importance of EU funded projects. This clip may help to motivate students to improve their English and take part in such projects.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. In the transcription some mistakes have been corrected.

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Trainer-Interview

Content / topic: A Kyudo trainer is interviewed about this kind of sport.

Duration: 4:49

Level
(listening level required): B1


Summary
: The trainer speaks about his first contact with Kyudo, explains its origin, details of the bow etc. He also talks about the group he is training at the moment.

Cultural notes
: Asian martial arts are very popular among youngsters these days.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. In the transcription some mistakes have been corrected.

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Act 1 Scene 1

Content / topic: Opening scene of a science fiction drama.

Duration: 2:13

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: While clones are preparing for a "selection ceremony", one of them wants to leave the "land commune" for some time to visit the city.

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: All actors are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Priester

Content / topic: Ceremony held by a "priest" of a commune of clones.

Duration: 4:24

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: The "priest" performs a "selection ceremony" with a number of clones to decorate two of them.

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: All actors are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Stuhlkreis

Content / topic: Meeting of a self-help group.

Duration: 3:16

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: Clones who suffer badly from pains due to organ donation meet in a self-help group to overcome their situation.

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: All actors are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Pressekonf

Content / topic: Press conference held by the board of managers.

Duration: 2:02

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: Managers explain the development of their company giving a lot of statistical figures.

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: All actors are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Act 4

Content / topic: Return of clone 64/38

Duration: 4:00

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: A clone who had left the commune is welcomed back but he is not the one they had expected.

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: All actors are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Act 5

Content / topic: The clones try to rebel.

Duration: 2:02

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: A rebellion by the clones is put down thanks to the "priest's" power.

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: All actors are native speakers of German. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Vorstand

Content / topic: Statements by the managers and Russions investors

Duration: 1:02

Level
(listening level required): B2


Summary
: Managing directors and Russion investors discuss the future of the clones. 

Cultural notes
: This is part of a science fiction drama written and staged by a drama class of a German technical college.
 

Language notes: Not all actors are native speakers of German. The ones who take the part of the Russians were born in Russion speaking territory. The transcription corresponds to what they really say.

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Kyudo Anweisung

Content / topic:  How to shoot an arrow.

Duration: 2:09

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: A kyudo trainer demonstrates a specific shooting technique.

Cultural notes
: Asian martial arts are very popular among youngsters these days.
 

Language notes: The person speaking is a native speaker of German. In the transcription some mistakes have been corrected.

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Falten

Content / topic: Getting rid of the mess in your wardrobe

Duration: 3:57

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: Three students demonstrate how to fold up your clothes neatly to put them in the wardrobe.

Cultural notes
: Many young people are unwilling to tidy up their rooms. It is also a parody of the many TV shows of that kind.
 

Language notes: Two of the actors are native Speakers of German, one has an Asian background, but speaks virtually perfect German.

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Bokken Training

Content / topic: Bokken Training

Duration: 1:36

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: A Bokken trainer explains the origin of this martial art.

Cultural notes
: Asian martial arts are very popular among youngsters these days.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. In the transcription some mistakes have been corrected.

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Bokken Schwert

Content / topic: The Bokken Sword

Duration: 1:46

Level
(listening level required): A2


Summary
: A Bokken trainer gives information about the self-made swords they use for fighting. 

Cultural notes
: Asian martial arts are very popular among youngsters these days.
 

Language notes: Both interviewer and interviewee are native speakers of German. In the transcription some mistakes have been corrected.

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Wie man einen Stecker verdrahtet – Anleitung

Content / topic: Electrician
Duration
: ´6:44
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: Step by step instruction on how to wire a plug. The plug used is a British type with a fuse

Cultural notes
: Instructional video which may be suitable for all vocations

Language notes: Typical instructions. Intermediate

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German text: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/de/Wiring_a_plug_de.pdf 

English text: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/uk/Wiring_a_plug_EN.pdf

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Wie man einen Stecker verdrahtet – Anleitung Elementary

Content / topic: Electrician
Duration
: ´6:44
Level (listening level required): A1
 

Summary: Step by step instruction on how to wire a plug. The plug used is a British type with a fuse

Cultural notes
: Instructional video which may be suitable for all vocations

Language notes: Typical instructions. Simplified version.

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Transcription of video
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German text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/de/e_Wiring_a_plug_de.pdf 

English text:
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Last edit: 10-06-2011

 

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