|Schreibprojekt 4: Meine Stadt|
For your next writing project, I’d like you to imagine that a friend from Germany is coming to visit you, and you need to make plans for what you’d like to do together. This friend will be visiting you in a town you know well -- Madison, if you like, or your home town or some other place that you’re familiar with. You should write a short note to your friend explaining what things you would like to do/see/visit with him/her, what s/he should bring along or wear, etc. You’ll need to use modal verbs (sollen, können, möchten, etc) quite a bit, and you may also want to use a few command forms (‘gehen wir ...’ or ‘bring deine Jacke mit’, etc). You may also want to ask your friend what s/he would like to see or do while visiting you.|
Here are a few questions you should answer in your note. You do not need to address all of these topics, but certainly make sure you cover a few of them, plus any additional information you would like to include.
Here’s a sample of what I would write for this assignment. As always, you should feel free to model your writing on this, but include your own ideas and phrasings whenever possible.
There are a lot of good ‘city places’ vocabulary words in your vocab lists for chapter three (or in your textbook on p. 118-119). You can also look at the exercises on pp. 113-114 for some ideas as to how to phrase things you’d like to do. And although it’s far ahead in the textbook, the vocab on pp. 276-277 is easy to use and ideal for this assignment, so feel free to look at that as well. Below I’ve listed some additional phrases that you may want to use in your note. If there are other things that you want to know how to say, don’t hesitate to ask!
Like the previous assignments, this should be typed: please DOUBLE-SPACE your paragraph so that I have room for corrections. It should be approximately 60-70 words in length. As always, feel free to write more than that if you want to, although there’s no extra credit for longer work.
Grading criteria: much of this assignment focuses on modal verbs, so do pay attention to the correct usage of those. In addition, you’ll probably need to use some commands, and any other verb forms that come up should be double-checked for accuracy. You’ll need to use the accusative case for many sentences (we should visit the museum, etc), so watch out for der--den changes. Finally, make sure to use some of the vocabulary from our current chapter, such as clothing and travel items. As always, spelling is important, so do proofread your work carefully, and be careful of typos!