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iLrn Kapitel 11 - 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!).
  • [The list below does not include the "Anlauftext lesen" activities, for which you received a separate grade!]
  • S:11-1D, S:11-1E, S:11-1F, S:11-1J (For this one, "PR" means the "normal" Indicative Present Tense (Ich esse eine Banane); "NP" means the "normal" Indicative Narrative Past tense (Ich eine Banane); "SII" is for verb forms that are unambiguously one-word forms of Subjunctive II (Ich äße eine Banane); "NP/SII" is for verb forms that could be one-word forms of Subjunctive II or just "normal" Indicative Narrative Past tense forms, depending on the context (sagte, machte, lachte etc.). In practice, these are the forms where one would be most likely to use "würde + infinitive" to make it clear one means Subjunctive II (of course the "würde + infinitive" form is also common even for many of the unambiguous one-word forms: "ich würde essen" instead of "ich äße" etc. The goal of this exercise is just to make you more conscious of the possible one-word forms so you'll recognize them when you see them.))
  • S:11-1G (just write one thing you would have done differently in each situation. For number 3, suggest alternatives for Armin's behavior, not the mother's or the doctor's. Remember you need past subjunctive for this: hätte gekauft, wäre gegangen, etc.)
  • S:11-2G, S:11-2H
  • T:11-30, T:11-35, S:11-1Q
  • Absprungtext lesen: Do iLrn T:11-22, T:11-23, T:11-25, T:11-27, T:11-29, and S:11-1N (Hopefully you did this already, as specified in the assignment; if not, see the "Für Stunde 48: Absprungtext lesen" assignment for more details!!)
  • T:11-32
  • S:11-2A ***Do this as follows***: This is the only longer listening text we are assigning for this chapter. Please listen to the text two or three times and NOTE EVERYTHING YOU UNDERSTAND IN THE ANSWER WINDOW AS YOU LISTEN. Ignore the instructions in the activity, which only asks you to write down the names of the places that are mentioned in the passage. [Anna and her cousin Katja are visiting Leipzig. This listening text is great practice for the kind of language you will hear and use when you're a tourist!]
  • RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!):
    • **Uncheck the "View assigned activities only" checkbox in the Assignment Calendar on iLrn in order to see the recommended exercises**
    • S:11-3B (vocab practice)
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!): S:11-1B (Subjunctive II practice), S:11-1C (Subjunctive II practice), S:11-1K (Subjunctive II practice: For each item, use Subjunctive II to say what your parents wish would be the case, and then Indicative to say what is actually the case)
    • T:11-12 (Subjunctive II practice), T:11-19 (Subjunctive II practice)
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!): T:11-17 (Practice forming the past tense of Subjunctive II with a modal verb, using the double infinitive construction. In this case, the modal verb will always be sollen. If the text says what I/we didn't do, say that I/we should have done it; if it says what we did do, say that we shouldn't have done it), S:11-1L (Past Subjunctive practice), S:11-1M (Subjunctive II practice)
    • T:11-13 (Subjunctive II practice), S:11-1H (Practice forming the past tense of Subjunctive II with a modal verb, using the double infinitive construction (which you will already see in the prompts, in which the know-it-all Peter says what he would have done). Because the clauses all start with "dass," the verbs all go to the end. With the double infinitive construction, this works slightly differently than normal: instead of the conjugated verb (hätte) going to the very end, it actually comes just before the double infinitive. So, for the first item, you will write: "Katja, dieser Peter hat gemeint, dass er keinen ganzen Tag im Park Sanssouci hätte verbringen wollen."), S:11-1I (Good practice of present and past Subjunctive. Note that you can write consequences in the Present or the Past Subjunctive: e.g. if I had slept in my German class (past Subjunctive premise), I wouldn't be able to speak German now (Present Subjunctive consequence) OR I wouldn't have met my current boyfriend/girlfriend (Past Subjunctive consequence))
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!): S:11-1S (Great Passive practice)
    • S:11-1P (Present tense Passive practice)
    • S:11-1T (challenging reading practice), S:11-2B (This is a long, difficult, but very informative text on the history of Germany. If you want to try it, email Hartmut: then he can send you an annotated transcript of the text in order to help you follow along), S:11-2E (For number 10, remember that the verb "möchten" is technically a subjunctive form, even though we don't usually think of it that way), S:11-2F (Subjunctive practice. Each item consists of a statement followed by a question. The question always assumes that the activity mentioned in the statement really happened, and you have to decide if that assumption is logical. In order to decide if the dialogue is logical, you need to listen for whether the initial statement is in the indicative (in which case it really happened and so the question makes sense) or in the subjunctive (in which case it did not happen and so the question doesn't make sense))
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (but NOT required!): S:11-2D (This is a very interesting text about life in the former DDR, using lots of vocabulary and structures we've learned in German 101 & 102. It will be hard to understand just by listening to it ==> please click here for a transcript of the text with extensive annotations (more annotations than you should need, to make sure it will be easy for you to follow along!))
    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Click on the "Video Library" tab, ignore the first video, and watch the short interviews: Was halten Sie von der Wiedervereinigung? and Gibt es noch große Unterschiede zwischen Ost und West?


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