To be immersed in an English-language environment, one would normally need to spend time in a country where English is spoken. But not everybody can afford such a trip — especially for their kids. Fortunately, the world can be brought to them in the classroom.
The BBC radio series Germany: Memories of a Nation is using around 70 objects, including famous buildings and works of art and literature, to revisit 600 years of German history. The aim is to correct an image of Germany that is still defined by the Second World War.
In a tense match with a last-minute goal, Germany has won the 2014 World Cup. For the history books, though, the semi-final against Brazil is probably more important. Either way, our exercise will help you to remember some football vocabulary.
Yes: the US is still a friend and protector with mostly the right values; Somewhat: this hurts, but we depend a lot on each other economically; or No: the US obviously does not view EU countries as equal partners?