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Discussing ways of testing skills in GB and Germany
 
Cornelia Hallo, Kevin und Sarah. Könnt ihr mir helfen?
Kevin Sorry, I don't speak French.
Cornelia You are too stupid, Kevin!
Sarah What do you want, dear?
Cornelia I have to write something for my teacher about "Ways of testing foreign language skills in English schools". Can you help me?
Sarah Well, all right. What do you want to know?
Cornelia I have a list of questions. Just a moment...OK...First, how many
Klassenarbeiten have you in French or German every year?
Kevin What are they? An illness?
Cornelia Is this another joke?
Kevin No, I have not the faintest idea what you are talking about.
Cornelia Well, Klassenarbeiten means testing what you have learnt in the last 4 or six weeks. Classroom tests.
Sarah If you mean exams, we only have one a year.
Cornelia One exam? Oh, that's lovely!
Kevin No, it isn't if you have to revise everything you have learnt all year.
Sarah We take the exams in June usually, and get the results at the end of August. It really spoils your summer.
Cornelia Yes, it isn't really funny. And if you write a bad exam?
Sarah Write a bad exam?
Cornelia Isn't that correct?
Kevin Well, not really. You ...er... do an exam, or take one; and if you do well you pass one. If you do badly in an exam? You fail. Well. we don't just have exams, though. I mean we do get marks in other ways, homework, essays, projects, learning your words, things like that.
Cornelia And do you have to learn the German explanations by heart?
Kevin Of course, we have. How could we otherwise know how to use the words. Take for example "der Hahn". It's one word in German, but it can be a rooster, a cock, a trigger, a tap in English. Think of saying "Er spannte den Wasserhahn und schoß "
Cornelia Yes, It sounds really funny. 
Kevin So it's good to learn your vocabulary in complete sentences and you won't make such a mistake like " to write an exam"
Sarah And it's practising to learn how to express yourself even if you don't know the suitable expression.
Cornelia But I hate learning my English words.
Kevin So why do you learn English at all?
Sarah Well, there is a nice system how to learn your words and have fun. It runs as follows....

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