Sunday, July 15, 2012

What about some grammar?

Guten Morgen aus Deutschland!



Yeah... I'm still here and I'm growing more and more hungry for the city of Berlin! In the picture you see typical German cuisine called Weisswurst, which - literally translating - is white sausage. It's a traditional Bavarian sausage made from minced veal and fresh pork bacon, usually served with a Pretzel and beer! :) Rather rich...

Anyhow, in spite of the fact I am on holidays, I still don't want you to neglect your English! :) BTW, I would die without English here!


Let me suggest this simple multiple choice exercise today... Just choose the right answers :)


1) Our neighbors aren't polite and ... particularly quiet!
a. neither they aren't
b. either they aren't
c. nor are they
d. neither did they be

2) Little Ralph is so knowledgeable. He can talk about ... subject that comes up.
a. whatever
b. whenever
c. wherever
d. whoever

3) Before you enter the triathlon, please bear in ... that you're not as young as you used to be!
a. thought
b. question
c. mind
d. opinion


My question to you:
Have you been to Germany? What interesting things can you tell about the country? Which cities/regions would you recommend? Why?
Looking forward to your posts!

15 comments:

  1. I have been to Germany, in Bavaria. This is the most beautiful place I have ever seen! and I remember that Pretzel! I ate them every day! And I also remember salad with potatoes and something else. I don't remember exactly what was inside of it... but I suppose there was also onion, maybe some sausage... But I know it was AWFUL! :/

    Bavaria is the best region in my opinion. It is clean, well- kept, the people are great. There are wonderful lakes and nature. And what I really liked about it: I was riding a bike every day to swim in the lake. It was about 10-20 km. And everywhere was bicycle paths. You even didn't have to cross the street, because the path was under the street!

    With the answers to your quiz, I'll wait until someone gives the answers first :)

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    1. Phew! I'm back at home! Home sweeeeet home! Thank you justadreamer for your comment. I had always wanted to visit Germany and now I have done it! However, I know nothing of Bavaria and I really believe that what you say is true as my general feelings about Berlin could never be worded as pleasantly as yours about Bavaria... Now, when I am back at home and take a look at what I saw and how I felt there... I have to say that despite the fact you honestly CAN have a good time in Berlin, the city is just a fraction of London's grandness! I also know that I would not like to go back there again although I am happy I have seen the city...

      As for the answers... as you see... you're the only hope :)

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  2. Wow, why wouldn't you like to go back there? I thought you had a wonderful time!

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    1. Yes, it's true I had a wonderful time there as I really do love exploring new places, discovering new tastes and meeting new people! The time in Berlin was just lovely! Another thing is how I perceive the places I see. I think it's pretty understandable as I have already visited a few places and my "place-comparison-software" sets off automatically :)

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    2. ahh ok, I understand :) But I can't compare different places. I mean, I can compare Kraków with Warszawa (for example), but not different cities in different countries...

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    3. Hmmm.... Or is anything wrong with me? I think I know what you mean, but still cities can be comparable, can they not? :)

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  3. Ok, but I can't compare for example Venice and Munich. They are completely different cities, culture etc! :)

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    1. Exactly! Would you be able to compare them if they were the same?

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    2. haha yeah, you're right :) But still: You can't say that Venice is better than Munich because they are different! If they were similar in some aspects (similar doesn't mean THE SAME), it would be easier to say which is better :) but I know what you mean. The thing is that I'm really not able to compare completely different things because each one has some positive and negative features :) I can't say if I like tea or juice. I can say I prefer orange juice than apple juice :) or green tea than red tea :)

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    3. Haven't we developed this discussion too much? ;) Yes, I agree with you... playing the comparing game may be a bit unjustified... but you know it's hard not to compare... After all everybody has experienced lots things and it's only natural to refer back to what you have already experienced and compare it with what is new for you. Hmmm... Ok, let's just leave this here... :)

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  4. OK, let's leave it :) However, it was nice to develop such a discussion since I could use the language. I have to regain my English fluency :)

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    1. Oh come on! You're pretty fluent, what's the prob?

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  5. Now- yes. But at first I had to use the dict almost all the time... :) The effects of teaching very very young children and very very lazy youth :)

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    1. Well... let me share some secret with you... no matter who you teach, you can always teach yourself :) And this is what I have been trying to do since I graduated :) In fact you learn more and more when you conscientiously learn just to develop yourself professionally. It's hard to do as it takes time and some planning, but it's worth it :)

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  6. Yeah, I know. Sometimes I'm really trying to learn... But it's really difficult... Although, I'm really trying. I have got some tests, I'm going to do them in the nearest future :) I hope, I will...

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