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Working with German By J.P. Lupson

Working with German by J.P. Lupson

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Part of a course in German for people studying the language with a practical bias, including those in commerce and industry who need a knowledge of German in carrying out their work. This coursebook corresponds to the Level 2 cassette and teacher's book.

Working with German Summary

Working with German: Level 2 by J.P. Lupson

Designed to develop practical language skills for business purposes, this course is aimed at school students following such schemes as the Oxford and Cambridge Certificate in German for Business Studies (formerly AO), FLAW, FLIC, and TVEI; students in colleges, polytechnics and universities studying German with a practical bias; and people in commerce and industry who are likely to need a knowledge of German in the course of their work. This Level 2 coursebook trains students in business areas such as applying for jobs, dealing with quotes, orders, payment, and specifications on packaging, and preparing for a business trip. It also introduces background skills such as telephoning, letter-writing and sending telexes. A corresponding teacher's book and cassette are also available.

Table of Contents

Part 1 "Darf ich mich vorstellen?": talking about one's career to date; greeting people; talking about one's present work; applying for jobs; use of perfect and imperfect tenses in conversation; perfect tense of modal verbs; "aber" and "sondern"; adjectival noun; "was" and "fuer". Part 2 "Sich informieren": collecting and understanding information prior to a visit to German-speaking country; gathering information in a German-speaking country and understanding extracts from newspapers and magazines and information on the radio; prepositions taking the accusative and dative; conjunctions that affect word order; conjunctions that do not affect word order; "als", "wenn", "wann"; punctuation with "und", "aber" and "oder". Part 3 "Anfagen und Angebote": submitting enquiries and supplying quotations; asking for a reduction; expressing measurements and capacities; the present passive; superlative adjectives; comparative and superlative adverb. Part 4 "Wir moechten einen Auftag erteilen": placing orders the on telephone and in writing; dealing with confirmation of orders; "lassen" used as a modal verb; "erst" in time phrases. Part 5 "Befoerderungsmittel und Liefertermine": talking about different methods of transport; discussing delivery dates; giving directions for deliveries; explaining how goods should be packed; describing unacceptable goods; giving reasons for delays in deliveries. Part 6 "Zahlungsmittel": talking about currency rates; understanding payment conditions and dealing with discrepancies; talking about methods of payment; dealing with reminders; imperfect passive; position of "nicht". Part 7 "Eine Geschaeftsreise": discussing travel plans with colleagues; different types of publis transport; talking to potential customers at a trade fair; conditional clause. Part 8 "Unterhaltung und Freizeit": arranging to meet friends; understanding entertainment advertising; dealing with invitations; talking about topics of general interest; personal and interrogative pronouns and prepositions; "wo", "wohin" and "woher". Part 9 "Wir setzen uns mit Ihnen wieder in Verbindung": addressing responses on telephone; sending and receiving messages by other communications; writing letters; "sein"; "um...zu"; "anstatt" followed by infinitive.

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Working with German: Level 2 by J.P. Lupson
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