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iLrn Kapitel 2 - Assignment Summary & Additional notes

Here are all the iLrn activities due in this chapter, in the order in which they were assigned!

  • Click here to review the multiple ways in which the iLrn assignments are flexible, AND for some important information on how to use iLrn (please don't skip the details about "Mechanics" at the end!).
  • T:2-11
  • T:2-8, S:2-1H, S:2-3B, S:2-2G
  • T:2-40, T:2-41
  • Absprungtext lesen: Do iLrn T:2-23 and T:2-25 as follows: First do T:2-23 (Wortdetektiv); then read the text "Anna schreibt eine E-Mail" (V Seite 60); then do T:2-25
  • S:2-1J, S:2-1N, S:2-1P (Click here for more info!), S:2-1S (Click here for more info!), S:2-2D, S:2-2E (Test 2 uses a different format, but this logisch/unlogisch format will come up on some future tests ==> practice this attentively!)
  • S:2-1Q, S:2-1W
  • RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!):
    • **Uncheck the "View assigned activities only" checkbox in the Assignment Calendar on iLrn in order to see the recommended exercises**
    • T:2-34 (practice putting the verb in position 2), S:2-1D (Practice haben & review du/ihr/Sie; Click here for more info!), S:2-1F (review the conjugation of the verb "sein")
    • T:2-5 (review of the Anlauftext), T:2-9 (family vocab practice), S:2-1C (practice haben & family vocab), S:2-2F (vocab review with fun sound effects)
    • S:2-1L (practices family vocab, kein(e) & Accusative; Click here for more info!)
    • T:2-27 and S:2-1M (more short answer questions about the Absprungtext)
    • S:2-1R (practice "gern"), S:2-2A (time permitting, we'll do this in class: recognize members of Anna's family based on short descriptions), S:2-2C (we'll do this in class: answer some questions about a conversation Anna has at a party)
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the four short interviews: Haben Sie Geschwister?, Wie viel Uhr ist es?, Was machen Sie gern? and Beschreiben Sie Ihren Tagesablauf [=Describe your daily routine].

iLrn Kapitel 2 - Additional notes

S:2-1D: For a blind date, you may say "du" or "Sie"; it depends on the situation

S:2-1L: This exercise practices the accusative: the things that we "haben" or "nicht haben" are the objects of the verb "haben" and so in the accusative.  For neuter, feminine and plural nouns, that makes no difference to the form, but for masculine nouns, it means using "einEN" and "keinEN"  Remember in general for any verb except "sein" (and "heißen" and one or two others we'll see later):

  • the person or thing doing the action is in the nominative (==>der/das/die/die) and the verb agrees with him/her/it in its ending.  It is called the "subject" of the verb.
  • the person or thing "being verbed" is normally in the accusative (==> den/das/die/die) and is called the "direct object" of the verb.   

S:2-1P: If you have a class at 1, that's "um ein Uhr"; NICHT "um eins Uhr," but if you add minutes, you do say "eins": "um zehn nach eins"; "um halb eins."

  • in order to get more out of this exercise, play around a bit with the times, even if you have to lie a little: "Montags und mittwochs um Viertel nach zwei habe ich Chemie. Dienstags und donnerstags um halb drei habe ich Harrypotterologie. Montags, dienstags, mittwochs und donnerstags um zehn nach zehn habe ich Deutsch" etc.

S:2-1S: Use viel/wenig with singular nouns, and viele/wenige with plural nouns.

  • kein is a bit more complicated, but we've already learned all about it. To review: in the Nominative, use kein with masculine and neuter nouns, and keine with feminine and plural nouns. In the Accusative, use keinen with masculine nouns, kein with neuter nouns, and keine with feminine and plural nouns.
  • (5) is easy if you use "viel" or "wenig," but if you don't do these things at all, you need to say "Ich treibe keinen Sport [masculine Accusative: Sport is the direct object of treiben] und ich sehe nicht fern [you're negating the verb fernsehen [=to watch TV] and not a noun, so you need to use nicht].
  • When you're writing your essay for the Kapitel 2 Test on the review sheet, look back at this exercise for some ideas for things to say!

S:2-1W: You should normally stick to "du" (in this case, since it's an informal letter to someone your age) consistently, and never switch back and forth between "du" and "Sie."  The "du" form is irregular for a number of simple verbs (like "sprechen"), as we'll see in Kapitel 3, but don't worry too much about this for now. A couple of forms that may be useful for this activity: fahren [=to drive] ==> du fährst, er/sie fährt; essen ==> du isst, er/sie isst; lesen ==> du liest, er/sie liest; sehen ==> du siehst, er/sie sieht; sprechen ==> du sprichst, er/sie spricht.



   
 

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