German Intermediate Reader 3 - Winter Wonderland

Learn German with short stories!

This reader is designed to help intermediate level learners of German become more fluent in the areas of reading, understanding and usage. Join the Schmidt family and their relatives as they go about their daily lives in Munich. What is the terrible secret of an old Vase? Is German really spoken in parts of Africa? How do Germans go through the festive season? The ten chapters cover a wide range of common vocabulary in various settings and will help the learner to interact with German native speakers. Vocabulary and common language functions are repeated many times to help reinforce the learning process. In each chapter you will find the original German text side by side with an English translation. The purpose of the translation is to help you better understand the German text, so the English version follows the German original closely. A FREE MP3 recording of all units is available at the author's website.

Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 17. Dezember 2015
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Very entertaining stories with humor and a broad introductory vocabulary. I have been studying German on my own now for about 3 years during my 30 minute commute and this intermediate level reader added some very useful words and expressions to my vocabulary. I downloaded the accompanying audio files read by the author. His accent and inflection is very different from the other German language courses I have worked with.... perhaps he is from Bavaria? Anyway, it is fun to hear something a bit different and musical (sing-song?) in German. A lot of fun and well worth the price.
Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 25. Januar 2016
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This book is good for improving your German. It repeats various words, so they stick in your memory. It also teaches you a lot about various sights in and around Munich, and describes holiday traditions. For me, it's a little too mundane, dealing with average families. I prefer some excitement, such as murder mysteries, science fiction or swords and sorcery. But the educational part of it works very well. It also uses a lot of idioms, so you can see how certain things are said in German. For example, where in English we say "she has lost her marbles", in German, it would be something like, all her cups are out of her cupboard (if you translated the German literally). This is good to know. I tried to read the German aloud, working on my pronunciation. I'd occasionally have to check the right side of the book for the English, but found myself doing this less and less as I progressed through the book.
Kindle Customer Curt
5.0 out of 5 stars Life with family
Reviewed in the United States on 12 February 2021
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All kinds of activities, - skiing, hiking, snowballs, tragedy, playing with fire, total loss from war. These families experience it all.