LINKING SENTENCES

biologische_vielfalt

 

KEYWORDS  

 

Jahre / years Tiere / animals
vor ~ 4 Mrd. Jahren /4 billion years ~ ago
Einzeller / single-cell organism
vor ~ 550 Mio. Jahren / 550 million years ~ago
Krebse,          Weichtiere, Wirbeltiere
crustaceans, mollusca,   vertebrates
vor ~ 450 Mio. Jahren/ 450 million years ~ ago
Fische / fish
vor ~ 350 Mio. Jahren/ 350 million years ~ ago
Amphibien,  Reptilien, Insekten
Amphibians, reptiles,   insects
vor ~ 250 Mio. Jahren / 250 million years ~ ago
Dinosaurier – Dinosaurs
vor ~ 200 Mio. Jahren / 200 million years ~ ago
Säugetiere – mammals
vor ~ 150 Mio. Jahren / 150 million years ~ ago
Vögel – birds

 

GRAMMAR POINT – RELATIVE PRONOUNS
Relative pronouns are a very German sentence construction using the article of the corresponding noun to link back to the noun in the main sentence. English uses…which

 

KEYWORDS

Ein Einzeller, der …                                       A single cell organism, which
atmen, wachsen,                                             can breath, grow
sich vermehren kann                                    multiply
Tiere bestehen aus…                                      Animals consist of…
zahlreichen Zellen,                                         numerous cells
die vielfältige Aufgaben haben,                  which have diverse tasks
wie Knochen bilden                                        such as bone formation
und Muskeln aufbauen.                                and building muscle.

 

READ THE SENTENCES

Säugetiere sind Wirbeltiere mit Haaren, die vier Beinen haben.
Vögel sind Wirbeltiere, die Eier legen.
Amphibien sind Wirbeltiere, die an Land und im Wasser leben.
Reptilien sind Wirbeltiere, die kriechen.
Fische sind Wirbeltiere, die mit Kiemen atmen.

 

MATCH WITH THE CORRESPONDING GERMAN SENTENCE

 

which crawl … which live on land and water …
which breath with gills …
which have four legs … which lay eggs

 

igel_klein.jpg

der Igel – hedgehog

 

GRAMMAR POINT: THE PASSIVE VOICE

KEYWORDS
verspeist werden             being consumed by
gegesssen werden           being eaten by humans
gefressen werden            being eaten by animals

 

Erst mit dem Aussterben der Dinosaurier hatten die ersten Säugetiere genügend Lebensraum, um sich zu entwickeln und zu verändern (ohne vorher von den Dinos verspeist zu werden). It was only with the extinction of the dinosaurs that the first mammals had enough habitat to develop and change (without being eaten by the dinos).

 

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2 thoughts on “LINKING SENTENCES

  1. Great piece, thank you! Really liked the layout with the small bitesize pieces of grammar rather than a big block of test. And there was a picture of a hedghehog, which is always welcome.

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