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Wie geht's?, Student Text, 10th Edition

  • Dieter Sevin Vanderbilt University
  • Ingrid Sevin Vanderbilt University
  • Beatrix Brockman Austin Peay State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285733606  |  ISBN-13: 9781285733609
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 1995
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

Focused on building linguistic skills and comprehension through creative introductions to contemporary life and cultures in German-speaking countries, WIE GEHT'S? Tenth Edition exposes students to the German language, while encouraging cultural awareness and the acquisition of a functional vocabulary that effectively prepares them to continue their study of German.

Features and Benefits

  • WIE GEHT”S?, Tenth Edition, presents a well-integrated package of material that addresses speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension. Combined with an introduction to life and culture in German-speaking countries today, the approach is student-oriented, manageable, and up-to-date.
  • Students experience the Germany of today in the WIE GEHT'S? video! With scripted episodes and unscripted interviews about contemporary life in the German-speaking countries, the video supplements chapter themes and vocabulary.
  • “Lernziele” and “Vorschau” features serve as a brief introduction to the topics, themes, and learning goals of the chapter. They also offer statistics, notes, and cultural information on the featured German-speaking region.
  • “Zum Thema” contains lively and authentic dialogues that introduce the featured topic in each chapter. These dialogues function as models for conversation; they are not intended to demonstrate new grammar, but rather recycle previous materials and introduce new vocabulary.
  • The “Zum Erkennen” presents a brief list of words and phrases (intended for recognition only) from the dialogue and exercises to reinforce continuous conversation in German. The “Übungen zum Thema,” a variety of contemporary activities, follows to encourage communication and reinforce the words and phrases introduced in the dialogues.
  • A “Literatur” reading section occurs in every chapter of the second half of the book and includes poems, short texts, and literary excerpts, all of which were chosen to help students develop connections between language and culture. These sections are introduced by biographical data (Biographisches) about the author(s) and are then followed by pertinent pre- and post-reading questions (Vor dem Lesen / Nach dem Lesen) to build student understanding and stimulate discussion.
  • All literary selections from the text are recorded on the Text Audio CD bound-in with every Annotated Instructor's Edition for easy listening in the classroom.

Table of Contents

Zur Aussprache
(Summary of Pronunciation)
SCHRITTE: BEGINNEN WIR!
Schritt 1: Vorschau: The German Language Gespräch: Guten Tag! Wortschatz: Wie geht''s? Fokus: Greetings and Leave-taking Lerntipp: Experiencing a New Language Aussprache: a, e, i, o, u Fokus: Du or Sie? Schritt 2: Gespräch: Was und wie ist das? Wortschatz: Farben und das Zimmer Lerntipp: Techniques for Building New Vocabulary Aussprache: ä, ö, ü, eu, au, ai, ei, ie Fokus: The Benefits of Learning German Schritt 3: Gespräch: Im Kaufhaus Wortschatz: Zahlen, Kleidung, Gegenteile Aussprache: l, s, st, sp, sch, f, v, z Schritt 4: Gespräch: Das Wetter im April. Wortschatz: Das Jahr und das Wetter Aussprache: r, p, t, k; final b, d, g; j, h Fokus: The German Climate Schritt 5: Gespräch: Wie spät ist es? Wortschatz: Die Uhrzeit Aussprache: ch, ig, ck, ng, gn, kn, qu, pf, ps, w Hörverständnis: Das Klassenzimmer Internet: Das Wetter in Deutschland Fokus: Descendants of German-speaking Immigrants in North America Rückschau: Schritte Wortschatz.
1. FAMILIE, LÄNDER, SPRACHEN.
Vorschau: Spotlight on Germany Zum Thema: Gespräche: Am Goethe-Institut / Später. Fokus: The Goethe Institute Wortschatz 1: Familie, Länder, Sprachen Lerntipp: Developing Listening Comprehension Skills Aussprache: i, a, u Hörverständnis: Guten Morgen! Struktur: 1.1 Present tense of regular verbs Lerntipp: Studying Grammar 1.2 Nominative case. Fokus: German in Europe 1.3 Sentence structure 1.4 Compound nouns Fokus: Frankfurt am Main Fokus: Germany and the European Union Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Reading German Texts Lesetext: Deutschland in Europa Schreibtipp: Writing a Summary Fokus: German Throughout the World Hörverständnis: Europäer in Deutschland Medien: Video: Jetzt aber los! Musik: „Bruder Jakob” / „Hejo, spann den Wagen an!” Webquest: City Search Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
2. LEBENSMITTEL UND GESCHÄFTE.
Vorschau: Shopping and Store Hours Zum Thema: Gespräche: Im Lebensmittelgeschäft / In der Bäckerei. Fokus: Weights and Measures Wortschatz 1: Lebensmittel und Geschäfte Fokus: Breads, Sausages, and Cheeses Aussprache: e, o Hörverständnis: Essen und Trinken Fokus: Flower Power Struktur: 2.1 The present tense of sein and haben Fokus: The Euro 2.2 The accusative case and n-nouns 2.3 Sentence structure (continued) Fokus: Pedestrian Areas Einblicke: Dialog: Geschäfte und Einkaufen Wortschatz 2 Hörtipp: Understanding Spoken Language Fokus: Regensburg Schreibtipp: Writing a Dialogue Hörverständnis: Neu in Regensburg Medien: Video: Was gibt''s zu essen? Musik: The Beatles Revival Band, ,,Komm, gib mir Deine Hand!” Webquest: Contemporary German Music Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
3. IM RESTAURANT.
Vorschau: Eating In and Out Zum Thema: Gespräche: Im Restaurant / Später Wortschatz 1: Restaurant und Essen Fokus: Deciding Where to Eat Aussprache: ü Hörverständnis: Im Gasthaus Struktur: 3.1 Verbs with vowel changes 3.2 The dative case Fokus: Cafés and Coffee Houses Fokus: Regional Specialities Lerntipp: Reviewing for Tests Einblicke: Fokus: Friends and Acquaintances Lesetext: Man ist, was man isst. Lesetipp: Identifying the Topic of a Passage Fokus: Wines from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Fokus: Table Manners Schreibtipp: Writing a Composition and Choosing Word Order Hörverständnis: Gäste zum Wochenende Medien: Video: Guten Appetit! Musik: Udo Jürgens, „Aber bitte mit Sahne!”
Webquest: German/Austrian/Swiss Dishes Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
4. FEIERTAGE UND FESTE.
Vorschau: Holidays and Vacations Zum Thema: Gespräche: Am Telefon / Erik klingelt bei Nadja. Fokus: Congratulations. Wortschatz 1: Ordinalzahlen, Daten, Feste Fokus: The Christmas Season Aussprache: ch, ck Hörverständnis: Die Geburtstagsparty Fokus: Diversity in Religious Traditions Struktur: 4.1 The present perfect with haben Fokus: Tourist Destinations 4.2 The present perfect with sein 4.3 Subordinating conjunctions. Lerntipp: Having the Last Word Fokus: Traditional Folk Celebrations Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Bericht: Da macht das Feiern Spaß! Lesetipp: Understanding a Text Through Images Schreibtipp: Writing a Postcard Hörverständnis: Das Straßenfest Medien: Video: Heute ist ja Feiertag! Musik: Frank Zander, ,,Alles gute zum Geburtstag!” Webquest: Refuting Stereotypes: Sauerkraut and Lederhosen? Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
5. IN DER STADT.
Vorschau: Spotlight on Austria Zum Thema: Gespräche; Entschuldigen Sie! Wo ist ...? / Da drüben! Fokus: Viennese Landmarks Wortschatz 1: Der Stadtplan Aussprache: ö Hörverständnis: Touristen in Innsbruck Struktur: 5.1 Personal pronouns Fokus: Viennese Landmarks (continued) 5.2 Modal auxililary verbs Fokus: The Sezessionsstil Movement 5.3 Sondern vs. aber Fokus: The Gateway City Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Reading a Personal Letter Brief: Grüße aus Wien. Fokus: Heurigen Wine Schreibtipp: Writing a Personal Letter Hörverständnis: Schon lange nicht mehr gesehen! Medien: Video: Mein Salzburg
Musik: Wise Guys, ,,Willst du mit mir geh''n?” Webquest: Be a Travel Agent, Promote an Austrian City Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
6. WOHNEN.
Vorschau: Housing Zum Thema: Gespräche: Wohnung zu vermieten / In der WG Fokus: Shared Living Arrangements Wortschatz 1: Wohnen und Möbel Fokus: Homes and Houses Aussprache: ei, au, eu, äu Hörverständnis: Hier, Müller! Struktur: 6.1 Two-way prepositions Fokus: Friedensreich Hundertwasser 6.2 Imperatives. 6.3 Wissen vs. kennen Fokus: Public Transportation and City Life Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Analyzing Comparisons and Constrasts Lesetext: Schaffen, sparen, Häuschen bauen. Fokus: High German and Dialects Schreibtipp: Responding to an Ad Hörverständnis: Die Großeltern kommen. Medien: Video: Wann kommt denn der Bus? Musik: Udo Jürgens, „Schöner wohnen!” Webquest: Finding a WG Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
7. AUF DER BANK UND IM HOTEL.
Vorschau: History of German Currency Zum Thema: Gespräche: Auf der Bank / An der Rezeption im Hotel Wortschatz 1: Die Uhrzeit, Bank und Hotel Fokus: Exchange Offices and Credit Cards Aussprache: ei, ie Hörverständnis: Eine Busfahrt Struktur: 7.1 Der- and ein-words Fokus: Hotel Names 7.2 Separable-prefix verbs 7.3 Flavoring particles Fokus: Accommodations and Tourist Information Fokus: Youth Hostels Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Looking for Conjunctions Lesetext: Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten Schreibtipp: Doing Free Writing in German Fokus: Luxembourg Hörverständnis: Hotel Lindenhof Medien: Video: Ausflug ins Grüne Musik: Die Prinzen, ,,Geld ist schön.” Webquest: Jugendherbergen Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
8. POST UND REISEN.
Vorschau: Spotlight on Switzerland Zum Thema: Gespräche: Auf der Post am Bahnhof / Am Fahrkartenschalter in Zürich. Wortschatz 1: Post, Telefon, Reisen Fokus: Phoning and Postal Services Fokus: Car Travel Aussprache: e, er Hörverständnis: Unterwegs mit dem Glacier Express Fokus: Train Travel Struktur: 8.1 The genitive case 8.2 Time expressions Fokus: Switzerland''s Mountain World 8.3 Sentence structure (continued) Fokus: Switzerland and its Languages Fokus: Wilhelm Tell Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Looking for Genitives Interviews: Touristen in der Schweiz Schreibtipp: Choosing Subject Pronouns Hörverständnis: Im Reisebüro Literatur: Hermann Hesse, „Im Nebel” Medien: Video: Unterwegs in der Schweiz Musik: Karat, „Über sieben Brücken musst du geh''n” Webquest: Plan a Trip with the Bundesbahn Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
9. FREIZEIT UND GESUNDHEIT.
Vorschau: Sports and Clubs in the German-Speaking Countries Zum Thema: Gespräche: Am Telefon / Bis gleich! Fokus: Telephone Etiquette Wortschatz 1: Körper, Hobbys, Freizeit Aussprache: l, z Hörverständnis: Beim Arzt Fokus: Some Idiomatic Expressions Struktur: 9.1 Endings of adjectives preceded by der-words and ein-words Fokus: The German Pop Scene 9.2 Reflexive verbs 9.3 Infinitive with zu Fokus: Vacationing Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: The Importance of Adjectives Lesetext: Freizeit — Lust oder Frust? Hörverständnis: Eine tolle Radtour Literatur: J. W. von Goethe, „Erinnerung” / Tabea Vahlenkamp, “möglichkeiten” Medien: Video: Mach keine Witze!
Musik: Sportfreunde Stiller, „54, 74, 90, 2010” Webquest: How to get Medical Treatment and Where Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
10. UNTERHALTUNG.
Vorschau: German Film Zum Thema: Gespräche: Blick in die Zeitung / An der Theaterkasse Fokus: The Magic of the Theater Wortschatz 1: Unterhaltung Fokus: Classical Music, Yesterday and Today Aussprache: r, er Hörverständnis: Biedermann und die Brandstifter Struktur: 10.1 Verbs with prepositional objects Fokus: The Art Scene 10.2 Da- and wo-compounds. Fokus: German Language Broadcasters Abroad 10.3 Endings of unpreceded adjectives Fokus: German Television Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Learning Vocabulary (continued) Lesetext: Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual. Schreibtipp: Writing an Essay Hörverständnis: Pläne für den Abend Literatur: Rainer Maria Rilke, „Du musst das Leben nicht verstehen.” / Bertolt Brecht, „Vergnügungen” Medien: Video: Was machen wir denn heute? Musik: Puhdys, „Wenn ein Mensch lebt.” Webquest: Artists in Berlin Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
11. BEZIEHUNGEN.
Vorschau: Family and Society Zum Thema: Gespräch: Partnersuche Fokus: Love and Marriage Wortschatz 1: Beziehungen, Eigenschaften, Tiere Fokus: Beloved Pets Schreibtipp: Describing People or Animals Aussprache: f, v, ph, w Hörverständnis: Leute sind verschieden Struktur: 11.1 The simple past (imperfect, narrative past) Fokus: Liechtenstein 11.2 Conjunctions als, wann, wenn 11.3 The past perfect. Fokus: The Brothers Grimm and Their Fairy Tales Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Recognizing Elements in Fairy Tales Märchen: Rumpelstilzchen. Erzähltipp: Beginning a Story and Encouraging the Storyteller Hörverständnis: Vier berühmte Märchen Literatur: Jutta Strzalka, Mit zwei Löffeln Medien: Video: Du bist doch nicht verliebt? Musik: Bettina Wegner, „Sind so kleine Hände” Webquest: German vs. English Terms of Endearment Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
12. WEGE ZUM BERUF.
Vorschau: German Schools and Vocational Training Zum Thema: Gespräch: Weißt du, was du einmal werden willst? Wortschatz 1: Beruf und Ausbildung Fokus: Gender Bias and Language Aussprache: b, d, g Hörverständnis: Was bin ich? Fokus: Women in Business and Industry Struktur: 12.1 Comparison of adjectives and adverbs 12.2 The future tense Fokus: Foreign Workers in Germany 12.3 Predicate nouns and adjectival nouns Fokus: Hard Times and Social Policy Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Identifying the Speaker''s Main Point Diskussion: Die Berufswahl Schreibtipp: Writing a Résumé Hörverständnis: Zwei Lebensläufe Literatur: Jörg Zschocke, Die zwei Chefs Medien: Video: Auf Stellensuche Musik: 2raumwohnung, ,,Wir trafen uns in einem Garten” Webquest: Dreamjobs in Germany Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
13. DAS STUDIUM.
Vorschau: German Universities Zum Thema: Gespräche: Bei der Immatrikulation / Etwas später Fokus: German Bureaucracy Wortschatz 1: Das Studium Aussprache: s, ss, ß, st, sp Hörverständnis: Ein guter Start Struktur: 13.1 The subjunctive mood 13.2 The present-time general subjunctive Fokus: U.S. and German Companies Doing Business Abroad 13.3 The past-time general subjunctive Fokus: Studying in Germany Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Brainstorming Contextual Knowledge Dialog: Ein Jahr drüben wäre super! Schreibtipp: Applying for a Job Literatur: Evelyne Weissenbach, “Von der Zufriedenheit” Medien: Video: In Freiburg Musik: Wise Guys, „Es ist nicht immer leicht, ich zu sein.” Webquest: Find your Study-Abroad Destination Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
14. BERLIN: DAMALS UND HEUTE.
Vorschau: Chronicle of German History since World War II Zum Thema: Gespräch: In Berlin ist immer etwas los. Wortschatz 1: Damals und heute Fokus: The Colorful Names of Berlin''''s Landmarks Aussprache: qu, pf, ps Hörverständnis: Mit dem Fahrrad durch Berlin Struktur: 14.1 Relative clauses Fokus: A Multicultural Melting Pot 14.2 Indirect speech Fokus: Berlin Today Fokus: Berlin''s Past Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Anticipating Content Bericht: Berlin, ein Tor zur Welt Schreibtipp: Interview Synopsis Hörverständnis: Realität und Hoffnung Literatur: Gisela Reuter, Café Lebensart Medien: Video: Rundgang durch Berlin Musik: Juliane Werding, „Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind!” Webquest: Sonnenallee Rückschau: Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
15. DEUTSCHLAND, EUROPA UND DIE UMWELT.
Vorschau: The Path to a United Europe Zum Thema: Gespräche: Zu Besuch in Weimar / In der Altstadt. Fokus: Weimar, a European Cultural Capital Wortschatz 1: Landschaft und Umwelt Aussprache: Glottal Stops Hörverständnis: Habitat Wattenmeer Struktur: 15.1 The passive voice 15.2 Review of the uses of werden 15.3 The special subjunctive Fokus: In Search of an Identity Einblicke: Wortschatz 2 Lesetipp: Anticipating Content (continued) Lesetext: Der Wind kennt keine Grenzen. Schreibtipp: Writing a Report Hörverständnis: Europa-Schulen Literatur: Franz Kafka, Der Aufbruch / Erich Kästner, „Eisenbahngleichnis” Medien: Video: Es tut sich was! Musik: Nena, „99 Luftballons” Webquest: Political Parties/Platform Rückschau Kapitelwortschatz und Grammatik.
APPENDIX.
1. Predicting the gender of certain nouns 2. Summary chart of the four cases 3. Adjective endings 4. Endings of nouns 5. Pronouns 6. Comparison of irregular adjectives and adverbs 7. N-verbs and irregular t-verbs 8. Sample forms of the subjunctive 9. Verb forms in different tenses 10. Translation of the Gespräche 11. Supplementary charts for Hoppla, hier fehlt was!
Vocabularies / German-English. English-German.

What's New

  • NEW illustrations have been added and graph-based activities have all NEW up-to-date statistical graphs.
  • Five NEW literary pieces have been added: a poem by Tabea Vahlenkamp and four short stories by Jutta Strzalka, Jörg Zschocke, Evelyne Weissenbach, and Gisela Reuter.
  • NEW Rückschau, 2-page review at the end of each chapter. This new review section is divided into 2 parts: a cumulative Wortschatz of active vocabulary for the entire chapter on the left and a series of activities that practice the vocabulary and grammar taught in the chapter on the right.
  • New 2-Tier Video. Shot on location in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Tier 1 of this video features video episodes about a group of friends traveling through the German-speaking countries. Tier 2 presents a series of unscripted interviews with native German speakers of diverse backgrounds; these interviews are based on topics discussed in the Tier 1 video episodes.
  • NEW video activities in the new Zum Sehen in each chapter f the Arbeitsbuch (Student Activities Manual). This series of video activities is designed to guide students through their first encounters with authentic language.
  • NEW Eine Reise ins Märchenland 8-page travel guide. It is an eight-page tour through the locales, scenery, and history of Grimms' fairy tales.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dieter Sevin

Dieter Sevin, a native of Germany, was Professor of German at Vanderbilt University. He received grants from organizations such as the American Philosophical Association, American Council of Learned Societies, German Academic Exchange Service, and the Vanderbilt Research Council.

Ingrid Sevin

Ingrid Sevin, a native of Germany, has been teaching German and French at the high school and college level in the United States and in Germany for more than ten years. From 1987 to 2002, she was the editor of the German audio-magazine SCHAU INS LAND.

Beatrix Brockman

Beatrix Brockman, a native of Germany, is Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. She received her BA in Translations from the Institut für Fremdsprachen und Auslandskunde bei der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, her BA and MA in English from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and her PhD in German from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She travels to Germany on a regular basis to research and keep in touch with the changes occurring in social, political, or cultural facets of Germany. She has recently published a book on the Poetics of East German poet Eva Strittmatter and, a poet herself, several collections of poetry.