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CBG Lesson 140

Lesson 40 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In the final episode of this series of Coffee Break German, Mark reflects on his visit to Innsbruck and Thomas helps him talk more about things in the past in German. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: learn how to use the perfect tense combining the auxiliary verb haben with the…

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CBG Lesson 39

Lesson 39 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In this latest episode of Coffee Break German, Mark puts his German to the test as he joins some friends of Thomas as they prepare for a birthday party. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: review language used for talking about places; hear further examples of the use of seit…

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CBG Lesson 38

Lesson 38 – Coffee Break German

Introduction It’s time for a new lesson of Coffee Break German and in this episode Mark is feeling a bit under the weather. He and Thomas visit the pharmacy for some advice. The pharmacist asks Mark if he has eaten anything strange or if he has done anything out of the ordinary, and this provides an opportunity…

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Lesson 37 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In this latest lesson of Coffee Break German, Mark is asking for some information at the reception desk of his hotel in Innsbruck. In addition to providing an opportunity for practising various areas of vocabulary, this dialogue introduces a new grammatical concept. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: practise words…

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Lesson 36 – Coffee Break German

Introduction Mark’s continuing his trip to Austria in this lesson, and as usual he’s accompanied by Thomas who is helping him practise his language skills. This week Mark’s buying postcards and Thomas is buying sports shoes with his friend, Daniel. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: practise words and phrases for…

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Lesson 35 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In the latest lesson of Coffee Break German, Mark and Thomas take a trip to the nearby town of Schwaz and visit the Tourist Information Office to find out what there is to do and see. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: review language for giving directions and describing locations;…

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Lesson 34 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In this week’s lesson, Thomas joins Mark for breakfast at the hotel and they have a conversation with another hotel guest. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: review transactional language for ordering drinks; be reminded about Austrian greetings; learn further ways to use the verb sollen; practise different conversational structures.…

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Lesson 33 – Coffee Break German

Introduction Mark is continuing his trip to Austria where he’s practising his German with cohost Thomas. In this episode they eavesdrop on a conversation between an American tourist and the hotel receptionist. Coming up in this lesson… In this lesson you will: learn new ways to ask for information; review vocabulary for checking into a…

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Lesson 32 – Coffee Break German

Introduction Mark has travelled to Austria to put his German into practice with his cohost, native speaker Thomas. This week they are travelling into the town centre from Innsbruck airport and Mark has a conversation with the person working at the information desk in the airport to find out how best to get into the…

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Lesson 31 – Coffee Break German

Introduction Mark has travelled to Austria to put his German into practice with his cohost and native speaker Thomas. In this lesson Mark has just arrived at Innsbruck airport and he and Thomas discuss the kind of language he’ll need to take part in conversations during his trip. Coming up in this lesson… In this…

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CBG-Innsbruck

Coffee Break German goes to Innsbruck

Introduction Lessons 31-40 of Coffee Break German have been recorded in Innsbruck, Austria. In this short video introduction to these lessons, Mark joins Thomas in the Marienplatz to talk about what is coming up in this next batch of lessons. http://traffic.libsyn.com/fogerman/cbg-innsbruck.m4vPodcast (cbg-podcast): Download (98.1MB)

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Lesson 30 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In lesson 30 of Coffee Break German you’ll join Mark and Thomas as they review the language covered in the past ten lessons. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also…

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Lesson 29 – Coffee Break German – Win an iPad Mini!

Introduction In this special lesson of Coffee Break German, we’re challenging you to identify five personalities by using the German skills you’ve acquired in the courses so far. Listen to the show, enter our competition, and you could win an iPad mini! See below for full terms and conditions of the competition. If you’re ready…

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Lesson 28 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In this new lesson in our series you’ll learn to talk about likes and dislikes in German. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and…

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Lesson 27 – Coffee Break German

Introduction In this lesson you’ll learn to talk about birthdays and jobs with your new German-speaking friends. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia,…

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