Einheit 1.8 (online)

Sheep with long hair blowing in the wind  


Palm trees
In Meersburg (am Bodensee) ist das Klima sehr mild. Dort wachsen sogar Palmen.

H5P activity icon Übung 1: Wie ist das Wetter? Work through the following activities to practice your weather vocabulary. 


Die deutschsprachigen Länder

Where is German predominantly spoken? Read through the presentation about the 4 major German speaking countries.

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Conjugation of “sein” and “haben”

These two verbs are used frequently and are irregular verbs. They must be memorized! 

Click to hear the verbs while you read through the charts.

sein to be haben to have
ich bin I am ich habe I have
du bist you are du hast you have
er/sie/es ist he/she/it is er/sie/es hat he/she/it has
wir sind we are wir haben we have
ihr seid you are ihr habt you have
sie/Sie sind they/you are sie/Sie haben they/you have



Just because we now know “I am …” or “I have …” doesn’t mean we can just translate from English into German. One of the biggest mistakes that language learners make is to think you can just translate from one language into the other.

For example: How are you? I am good.

You may want to say:

Wie bist du? Ich bin gut.

This does NOT work in German. Remember what we learned in 1.1 and 1.5:

Wie geht es dir? Mir geht es gut. 

You will learn other expressions like this through out the book.


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Personal Pronouns

Personal Pronouns refer to the person or thing which performs the action expressed by the verb. Pronouns stand in for nouns when it is clear who is being talked about. For example, when you want to talk about a person without repeating their name, you use a personal pronoun. You have already seen all these pronouns used in sentences.

ich (I)

du (you – informal singular)

er/sie/es (he/she/it)

wir (we)

ihr (you – informal plural)

sie (they)

Sie (you – formal singular & plural)

chalk board with German pronouns (ich, du, er, sie, es, wir, ihr, sie, Sie)


Was sprichst du? Ich spreche Englisch und Deutsch.

Joaquin kommt aus Peru. = Er kommt aus Peru.

Olena ist Ukrainerin und Kanadierin. = Sie ist Ukrainerin und Kanadierin.

H5P activity icon Übung 2

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Conjugation of Verbs (Part 1)

Here is a list of some of the verbs we have used so far in Einheit 1. Please begin to practice and memorize these verbs. Do you see a pattern? Memorize that pattern as well. 

Pronomen kommen wohnen
ich komme wohne lebe heiße spreche
du kommst wohnst lebst heißt sprichst
er/sie/es kommt wohnt lebt heißt spricht
wir kommen wohnen leben heißen sprechen
ihr kommt wohnt lebt heißt sprecht
sie/Sie kommen wohnen leben heißen sprechen

The “verb stem” is the portion of the verb that remains after you remove the “en” ending in these verbs. The process of making sure that the verb and pronoun correspond is called conjugation. 

H5P activity icon Übung 3. Click on the correctly conjugated verb.


H5P activity icon Übung 4


external link icon Wortschatz in Quizlet:


Monate und Jahreszeiten


Quiz icon Was wissen Sie jetzt?
Klicken Sie hier für Quiz 1.8.

Extra Practice (optional):

video icon Deutschtrainer
If you want to practice vocabulary from todays lesson, click on the topic below. Watch the video and then click on “start” under the video and do the exercises.
Months & Seasons

video icon German Grammar Review
If you want extra practice on the grammar concepts learned today, click the topic below:
The verb: haben
The verb: sein

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