Get by in German

Get by in German
Publisher: BBC
Date: 2008
Pages: 31
Format: PDF, MP3
Size: 31MB
Level: Beginner

Get By in German is devised specifically for travellers. The 70-minute download will help you to get to grips with the basics of spoken German, and introduces the most relevant language you’ll hear when you’re there. Listen to the audio a couple of times to practise the key phrases and vocabulary, and familiarise yourself with German pronunciation.

There are eight sections, covering essential topics such as:

Bare Necessities – greetings, talking about yourself, asking for things, numbers, changing money
Getting Around – asking for directions, buying petrol, travelling by bus and train
Somewhere to Stay – finding somewhere to stay, asking about facilities, checking in, asking for help, checking out
Buying Things – buying groceries, buying clothes, buying souvenirs
Café Life – asking what there is, ordering snacks and drinks, trying local specialities
Eating Out – getting a table, asking about the menu, ordering, paying the bill
Entertainment – finding out what’s on, getting more information, buying tickets, sports
Emergencies – getting help, at the chemist’s, explaining problems to a doctor or a dentist, at the police station, car breakdown

The English narrator and two native German speakers introduce the key phrases and vocabulary. In each section there are a couple of short dialogues where you can check out the language you have heard, with questions to focus your listening. At the end of each section there is the opportunity to practise what you’ve learned in a guided dialogue ‘as if you were there’.

This download comes with a free booklet, which gives the key phrases and dialogues as they appear on the audio.Download the accompanying reference guide.