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Wenn Sie Deutsch als Fremdsprache lernen und auf dem Niveau A2-B1 sind, schauen Sie sich diese Filmserie an. Der Film wurde 1997 von BBC gemacht und die ersten Episoden könnten auch auf dem A1-Niveau benutzt werden (das habe ich mehrmals getan).

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A phrase a week (14)

Hello. Are you an early bird or a night owl? If you wake up early and that comes easy, if you’re usually at your best in the early hours you’re definitely a morning person or an early bird. Here’s an example: Half past six? No problem! I’m a real early bird.

If you have difficulty waking up early and would hit the snooze button on your alarm clock when it goes off (because it’s time to get up and get ready for work), if you usually stay up and work late, you might be a night owl. Here’s another example: Seven? Can we make it eight or half past eight? You know I’m not at my best first thing in the morning. I’m a night owl.

So, are you an early bird or a night owl ? Take this quizz to find out

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A phrase a week (13)

Hello. Last week I looked at the phrase do/try  your bestIf we’re honest with ourselves, few of us would say we’ve really done our best, so, for most people this is just aspirational, a target to achieve if you like. What’s more, however hard we may sometimes try, we know that effort won’t always guarantee a positive outcome. Thus, to avoid being disappointed or becoming too anxious we prepare for the worst. A proverb that goes back to early eighteenth century goes: „Hope for the best and prepare for the worst”. In other words, we should be optimistic but also ready to meet trouble and difficulties when the arise. Here’s an example: „When I took that exam, I hoped for the best and prepared for the worst.”

I’ll close with a line from Eugene H. Peterson, a paraphrase of a verse from the Book of Proverbs : „Do your best, prepare for the worst – then trust God to bring victory.”