A2 German

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A2 German
Monika Niedziela

Text © Nelson Thornes Distance Learning 2010 Illustrations © Nelson Thornes Distance Learning 2010 All rights reserved. The copyright holders authorise ONLY users of NTDL A2 German to make photocopies for their own or their students’ immediate use within the teaching context. No other rights are granted without permission in writing from the publisher or under licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency Limited, of Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS. Copy by any other means or for any purpose is strictly prohibited without prior consent from the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to the publisher. Any person who commits any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages. First edition published in 2009. This edition published in 2010 by: Nelson Thornes Distance Learning Delta Place 27 Bath Road CHELTENHAM GL53 7TH United Kingdom 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Printed in Great Britain by Berforts Group Nelson Thornes Distance Learning would like to thank all copyright holders for their kind permission to reproduce copyright materials. Every effort has been made to contact copyright holders and we apologise if any have been overlooked. Should copyright have been unwittingly infringed in these course notes, the owners should contact the publishers, who will make the correction at reprint.

Contents

Introduction Study Skills for German Students

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Unsere Umwelt
Unit 1 – Umweltverschmutzung Unit 1A Ursachen und Auswirkungen Unit 1B Umweltfreundlich unterwegs? Unit 1C Was kann man dagegen tun? Unit 2 – Energie Unit 2A Energie aus der Erde Unit 2B Kernkraft – Energie der Zukunft? Unit 2C Energieverbrauch im Wandel Unit 3 – SOS Erde: Aufruf zum Handeln! Unit 3A Die Natur schonen Unit 3B Global denken Unit 3C Gemeinsam handeln 76 83 90 48 55 62 23 32 39

Ausländische Mitbürger
Unit 4 – Einwanderung Unit 4A Ausländische Arbeitnehmer, Aussiedler, Asylbewerber Unit 4B Einwanderung – Vorteile und Probleme Unit 4C Migration in der EU Unit 5 – Integration Unit 5A Integration – Probleme und Erfolg Unit 5B Zwischen zwei Welten Unit 5C Jeder Mensch ist anders Unit 6 – Rassismus Unit 6A Opfer des Rassismus Unit 6B Vorurteile Unit 6C Der Kampf gegen Rassismus 136 144 149 116 124 129 98 105 111

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Heutige gesellschaftliche Fragen
Unit 7 – Reichtum und Armut Unit 7A Der Reichtum Unit 7B Armut in Europa Unit 7C Die Entwicklungsländer Unit 8 – Recht und Ordnung Unit 8A Jugendkriminalität Unit 8B Ursachen und Vorbeugung Unit 8C Strafen Unit 9 – Wissenschaft und Technologie Unit 9A Technologie im Alltag Unit 9B Medizinische Forschung Unit 9C Ethische Fragen 200 209 217 177 184 191 157 164 170

Kulturdossier
A Eine Region im deutschen Sprachraum B Der deutsche Sprachraum im 20. Jahrhundert C Schriftsteller aus dem deutschen Sprachraum D Das Werk eines Dramatikers aus dem deutschen Sprachraum E Künstler aus dem deutschen Sprachraum 225 236 247 258 266

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Introduction
Welcome to your Nelson Thornes Distance Learning course for A2 General Certificate of Education in German. You have been given this course because you already have a good German GCSE, Standard Grade or equivalent, because you have studied German at AS Level and want to study for A2 Level and, most importantly, because you are considered capable of studying independently. This course will guide you through your studies and will help you to prepare for your examination, which will be certificated by the AQA examination board. In this introductory unit, you will find out more about: 1. How to learn a language ‘at a distance’ 2. The specification for your examination, i.e. the skills, topics and test-types that you will have to work on 3. Your programme of study for this year 4....
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