KIEZgroup (Lower Intermediate Group)


Until sombebody has helped me to ‘mend’ this site there is nothing new for you to read here. If you want to know what we are doing and what to do for next week please phone me or send me a mail or a whatsapp or an smsm. A Lower Intermediate group(supported by the Mittelhof) in KIEZladen,Onkel Toms Hütte U-Bahnhof

Tuesdays  12.30 – 14.00

To download this week’s homework go to the bottom of this text.

10 Kiezladen Mittelhof

Inh. Stadtteilzentrum Mittelhof e.V.
Ladenstraße 27/28, 14169 Berlin
Telefon: 801975-40
s. Kurs-Termine im Schaufenster


I expect we will usually start our time together talking about our (mainly) cultural experience in the previous week. We will also do some other warming-up activities.

Then we will talk about something you have read at home and what you have been thinking about. Some of you know each other, others are new. We will experiment with talking in a big group and talking in pairs or groups of three.

We’ll start by talking about autumn, how you experience it and what you like and dopn’t like about it. We’ll also be listening to some (easy) stories of people who did something in their lives which needed courage. So we’ll also talk about being courageous.

(Stories of Courage, Clare Grey, Penguin Active Reading – but you’ll listen as much as read.)

‘Talking’ means just that – but also looking at the words you need, nicer words for the ones you think of – and so on. You can tell me what you would likte to do – and see if other people agree with you!

Look at this picture from a book called CHANGEMAKERS:

(Nobel Peace Prize winner W. M. is presenting a young refugee now living in a refugee camp in Tanzania with a prize. It is called ‘The Children’s Peace Prize’. This picture was taken in 2009.)

We have talked a bit about autumn and migration (birds)  – and then moved on to something more positive than the news we hear every day: there is a Children’s Peace Prize and we  are looking at information about the childred who have won it – and for what.

KIEZgroup Oct 10th

KIEZ 17.10.17 page 1

KIEZ 24th Oct

In the lesson from 24th you will read that there is some reading to be done from photocopies for Nov 7th (no class on Oct 31st which is a public holiday). If you do not have this paper please get in touch with me and ask for it. I can send it to you. It is from the book: CHANGEMAKERS but you won’t be able to buy the book.

On 7th we will look at the information about the different prize-winning children and decide which of them we will read more about.

Not everybody in the group knows each other so please make an acrostic with your name and interests for for 7th Nov, too. Thank you.

We have started our Christmas reading: The Before-Christmas Present by Rosamunde Pilcher

:1) pilcher vocab before xmas first pages

2) vocab Before-Christmas-Present

3) first three pages of before xmas present

4) spotlight interview pilcher

Here is the lesson from Dec 5th KIEZgroup Dec 5th
Welcome to 2018!
We are talking about biographies and autobiographies, why they interest us – and reading a fictional autobiography – of Patrick Bronte, the father of the famous three women authors from Yorkshire, Charlotte, Emily and Ann.
Here is the lesson for January 9th which includes the homework.
Here is the text for anybody without a book: chap 1 Thew Brote Story by Tim Vicary
(Sorry about the typing mistakes but I can’t change them now!)
There is a trailer to a tv programme called ‘Being the Brontes’ that you can see at
For Tuesday January 30th please read chapters 2 and 3 and practise reading one of the poems about ‘Wind’. .KIEZgroup Jan 16th 2018 Starting The Bronte Story

For Feb 13th read chapters 7 and 8, for 20th read chapters 9 and 10.

Chapter 7

‘When you are blind you listen to things carefully’ – talk about that and your experience.

Chapter 8

Acton Bell, Ellis Bell, Currer Bell: p. 39 re Jane Eyre; p. 40 re Agnes Grey; p. 41 re Wuthering Heights.

Tuesday Feb 13th is pancake day: pancakespancake tuesday.

Here is today’s lesson: Kiez Group 13th Feb 2018 Brontes, chapters 7 and 8 and pancake Tuesday

For Tuesday February 27th you have already finished reading the book. Please read this:

Mrs Gaskell from her life of C. Bronte

and see if you find out anything new about Charlotte.

On March 13th we’ll be talking about:
We are now reading Michael Rosen’s portrait for Roald Dahl: The Fantastic Mr Dahl
For April 17th you are reading to the end of chapter 3  Here is the lesson: KIEZgroup April 17th Talking about The Fantastic Mr Dahl 2
There are no courses on April 24th and May 1st so we meet again on
May 8th Please read chapters 4 and 5. If there are puzzles, we will sort them out together.
May 15th chapter 6
May 22nd chapter 7  and also ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ Lamb to the Slaughter 8 – 15
May 29th chapter 8
For June 5th please read the story ‘The Hitchhiker’. (We started it in class. pictures for starting the hitchhiker with vocab for later)
June 5th chapter 9 (up to page 127)

For next week (19th) we will finish the book. The last chapter can be a bit confusing if you don’t know all the Dahl books. So:

– please read pages 135 – 143.

– look at page 143

– read pages 144 – 148 if you have already read ‘Matilda’.

– read the excerpts on pages 149-50; 152/3; 154…..

Of course you may read everything – but don’t worry if it seems too complicated!

Next week we’ll talk about these pages and read his ‘Cinderella’.

I’ll be giving you the beginning of another story in German so that you can read it in Gringlish.

On July 3rd we are reading a story by Dahl and a play – which we may or may not finsih. We’re moving on to this and that, some newspaper article, some translating of record sleeves – and then to 100 Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.

On 10th we did not continue with the play as we were too few and the fun of the play is thqat everybody has a role. As plenty of people are away and we will only be a small group on 17th we are translating a couple of songs and doing other short things – may continue the plan later – and we’ll certainly go on looking at simple narrative and trying to get our own stories into simple past, too.

On 24th we also looked at some more Tray Champan songs, translated and talked about them.

For July 31st please read Dispatches re swatting, carbon footprint and make at least one right/wrong sentence on eachof the little texts. (Here is some help: Dispatches 2.2.18

It was so hot I cancelled our meeting so thatis what we’ll do a week later.

September 2018

We are reading and enjoying the book ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ (Penguin Random House 2016) – if not from cover to cover.

For September 25th please read about the well-known women

1) Astrid Lindgred

2) Maria Montessori

3) Maria Callas

and about the less well-known

4) Rita Levi Montalcini

5) Irena Sendlerowa

6) Hatshepsut





three of your own choice that you can tell us about!

On Tuesday October 2nd we’ll be talking about the ‘Rebel Girls’ : Michelle Obama, Maria Reiche, Harriet Tubman and Virginia Woolf. Each of the people present will be prepared to tell us about one other person she (or he) has read about in the book).

On Tuesday October 9th we’ll be talking about Ann Masokinski, Alicia Alonso, Ashley Fiolek and Ruth Bader Ginsberg as well as one person whom you choose.

In order to watch ‘People ask me where the doctor is’ I hope you will only have to click on this ink:


It works if you copy and paste – even though the first h is missing!!!