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The GOETHE Examination

German A1 exam pattern is quite simple. As it’s a language, there are 4 modules- Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. It is 60 points exam and you have to score 36 points (60%) to pass the exam.

  • 1. Listening (Hören) Time- 20 min, Points- 15

    There are three parts (Teil) in the listening module.

  • • Part 1 (Dialog, played twice) – 6 points for 6 questions of Multiple-choice type.
  • • Part 2 (Announcements, played once) – 4 points for 4 questions – True or False.
  • • Part 3 (Monolog, played twice) – 5 points for 5 questions of Multiple choice type.
  • 2. Reading (Lesen) Time : 25 min, 15 Points

    There are three parts to the reading module.

  • • Part 1 (Small letter/e-mail) – 5 points for 5 statements- True or False.
  • • Part 2 (Websites) – 5 points for 5 questions – ‘a’ or ‘b’.
  • • Part 3 (Information posters) – 5 points for 5 questions of Multiple-choice type.
  • 3. Writing (Schreiben) Time: 20 min, 15 points

    Consists of 2 parts.

  • • Part 1 (Form filling) – 5 points for 5 blanks in the form.
  • • Part 2 (Letter/ email writting) – 10 points for one email.
  • 4. Speaking (Sprechen)Time: 15 min, 15 points

    It consists of 3 parts. The speaking exam is done in groups of 3-4 students. 80% will be a monologue.

  • • Part 1 (Self Introduction) – 5 points.
  • • Part 2 (Framing questions and answering) – 5 points.
  • • Part 3 (Framing requests) – 5 points

A1 12 Chapters This is a Beginners Level

You will learn: Simple daily interactions, and introduction

  • Greetings and Farewells.
  • Introductions: Saying where one is from; Saying what languages one speaks; Asking and telling how one is doing; Talking about Family (he, she, we, you, they); Talking about one’s apartment Talking about hobbies and free time; Talking about what one can and cannot do; Talking about what one wants; Talking about where one is from; Talking about others
  • Counting; Using cardinal and ordinal numbers Expressing prices, units, and packaging; Buying items over the counter Naming groceries; Ordering food; Comparing things
  • Filling out registration forms; Writing emails and messages; Writing and understanding text messages in German; Reading and writing invitations; Talking about holidays in Germany; Writing formal letters. Talking about what one has; Expressing not having and needing things; Talking about what things are not (kein, keine)
  • Talking about furniture; Reading apartment ads.
  • Telling time; Talking about daily routines (split verbs); Expressing dates; Describing what one does at different times of the day.
  • Talking about jobs and professions; Talking about the weather; Expressing not having things (accusative).
  • Interacting at the doctor; Writing excuses; Making appointments on the phone; Giving directions; Complaining, expressing pain, naming body parts.
  • Expressing things in the past; Talking about daily routines in the past.
  • Naming days of the week; Naming months.

A2 Advanced grammar vocabulary for Elementary Level: 12 Chapters

  • Answering “Why” questions; Expressing the past (split verbs); Describing sequences of actions in the past (zuerst, dann, etc.); Asking about whether something has ever been done.
  • Talking about vacations; Talking about weekend plans; Talking about events and cultural activities; Talking about extended family; Expressing “to put” in German, talking about the location of items and places and placing them; Asking people to come in, out, over, etc.);
  • Reading short messages and notes; Talking about frequency; Using “some” and “one” in German;
  • Naming kitchen utensils and talking about food; Ordering, complaining, and explaining in a restaurant.
  • Offering and declining; Talking about cause and effect (wenn-dann); Looking for jobs; Talking about what one should do; Assigning ownership of known items (deinen, deins, etc.);
  • Saying “already” and “not yet”; Saying “someone” and “no one”; Using reflexives (“oneself” – “sich”); Talking about interests and health; Talking about activities; Asking and answering questions with “Wo” (“wofür”, “worauf”, “womit”, etc.); Talking about past and current situations and the differences between them (wollte, konnte, sollte, etc.); Expressing what one thinks or believes (…,dass…); Talking about gifts and “to whom” they are given.
  • Expressing doing things “in spite of” …; Using conditionals (wäre, hätte, würde); Talking about possibilities (könnte); Using the comparative and superlative; Understanding brochures and flyers; Complaining about orders;
  • Using the post office; Using “one”/”you” in German; Using the passive in German; Talking about preferences; Talking about types; Leaving telephone messages; Apologizing; Expressing origins, destinations and locations; Expressing different types of motion (um, durch, über, entlang); Giving reasons (deshalb, deswegen);
  • Asking for information; Asking “who”, “when” and “where” questions effectively; Asking about opening hours; Using “if”-sentences; Talking about past points in time and past frequencies;
  • Dealing with banks; Using the passive; Asking people to wait; Using “during”; Giving advice; Handling conflicts in German; Talking about consequences.

B1 10 Chapters More grammar…talk And write articles…equal to 9th/ 10th grade

  • Talking about past events (wenn, als); Describing accidents; Expressing past ownership and wishes; Expressing fortunate and unfortunate occurrences; “Plusquamperfekt”
  • Reading and writing emails; Formulating longer sentences in German (…,der…); Understanding newspaper headlines; Talking about tv shows.
  • Reading and composing biographies; Past tense (flog, ging); Talking about the sequence of past events; (Ich war umgefallen); Describing degrees (besonders, ziemlich, etc.); Using “even though” in German; Comparing options;; Making suggestions; Giving reasons; Agreeing; Declining and disagreeing; Giving alternative options; Reading German fiction
  • Understanding German marketing and ads; Making sales pitches; Talking professionally to customers; Talking about products; Complaining about products and services; Talking about prevention; Using fractions; Evaluating theories and assumptions; Talking about statistics; Expressing the consequences of hypothetical situations; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
  • Expressing reasoning; Talking about shared experiences; Talking about unreal conditions; Expressing one’s opinion; Asking follow-up questions and reacting;
  • Talking about careers; Talking about degrees of ease and convenience; Reading and understanding job ads; Writing application letters; Interviewing effectively; Conducting small talk; Ending conversations
  • Expressing anger; Expressing sympathy; Reporting. Talking about being formal and informal in German.
  • Talking about games and conditions; Speaking about people; Reading classified ads; Describing people; Offering the “du”; Expressing “seemingly” and “as if” in German;
  • Making decisions; Asking for help; Giving advice; Reacting surprised or critical; Expressing agreement; Expressing disinterest; Asking for help; Commenting; Telling stories; Expressing problems; Talking about future actions; Convincing or persuading someone;
  • Speaking with police; Speaking at the lost and found; Talking about rental issues.
  • Reading newspaper articles; Talking about political issues in Germany; Asking for opinions; Talking about history; Describing countries; Presenting advantages and disadvantages; Expressing wishes and desires.

B2 10 Chapters Will be able to speak fluently with native speakers

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Will learn to use idioms in expressions.