What is German C1?
The German C1 course. This course is the beginning of your detailed and complex situations that you can overcome and apply into your daily life. This course consists of everything you have learnt in the past couple of months. We work with analysation, meaning, passages, documentaries and so much more. All the modules are a combination by which you can work through different aspects of the world such as political, social or academical. This course will prepare and set you for anything that shall be in your way. The courses constructed here are only to mold you and ensure that you’re becoming a brighter and stronger person.
Why German C1? Benefits and opportunities
The German C1 course. One more step to achieving the full course and testing your fullest abilities. This course is the beginning of your detailed and complex situations that you can overcome and apply into your daily life. This course will prepare and set you for anything that shall be in your way. Whilst doing this course you’re able to grow and become a bilingual person. Your opportunities with several international companies have all been heightened. Your future will expand. You will be asked to work at several different well-known companies just because you are willing to explore and take chances.
How to prepare for German C1?
- Political topics
- Educational system
- Conversation with native speaker about issues all around the world.
- Social topics
- Analysation of documentaries and larger passages
- Complex grammar and vocabulary
Tips and Tricks:
Whilst learning a course you can come across several difficulties and obstacles. It is extremely important to make sure that you’re centered and able to keep yourself engaged during this course.
- Listening to the local radio
- Test yourself
- Sample papers
- Audio recordings
- Local movies
- Communication with trainers
The tips and tricks gained here will ensure to keep your passion. It is to make sure you keep up the drive and the urge to learn more. Keep yourself in track, self-motivation is key.
Keeping a high and constant schedule will allow you to have a better planning and understanding during this course. The pattern of exam is listed below but will also give you an insight on the things to focus on.
The best way to prepare is to plan ahead. At Elan we provide you with all the tips and guidance. This shall prepare you for the course. Keep your head held high.
Practice exercises – http://www.goethe.de/pro/relaunch/prf/materialien/C1/c1_uebungssatz.pdf
Video links –
- Vocabulary // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2GVCqVam1Y
- Discontinuous conjunctions // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDZoF09EWfE&t=14s
- Listening Comprehension // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0T9jPDPKqk
- Modal Particles // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwF6cle_XKI
- Noun-verb // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPWRw3mxoQ
- Speaking training // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCwdJ5-YIjM
Einleitung (Introduction): http://www.euroexam.com/sites/network/files/private/practice-tests/german/euro_c1/00_EINLEITUNG_C1.pdf
Leseverstehen (Reading comprehension): http://www.euroexam.com/sites/network/files/private/practice-tests/german/euro_c1/20_Leseverstehen_FRA.pdf
Task 1 – headings
Task 2 – find information
Task 3 – multiple choice task
Task 1 – letter
Task 2 – election topic
Hoverstehen (Listening comprehension): http://www.euroexam.com/sites/network/files/private/practice-tests/german/euro_c1/51_Horverstehen_AUD_1.mp3
Task 1 – short talks
Task 2 – summary
Task 3 – radio broadcast
Sprechen Paarprufung (Speaking): http://www.euroexam.com/sites/network/files/private/practice-tests/german/euro_c1/60_Sprechen.pdf
Task 1 – Conversation
Task 2 – picture history
Task 3 – Transactional dialogues
Task 4 – common task
Important tips for German C1 and the examinations:
Exam details –
The German C1 examination consists of 4 modules, listening, reading, writing and speaking.
The reading examination will be a duration of 70 minutes. The task will consist of you having to read scripts, commentaries, reviews etc. You will be asked to complete different exercises based on the given passage. You could also be given scenarios where you would need to complete the summary that is given.
The writing examination will consist of a duration of 80 minutes. In this section you would need to write a well-structured passage based on the genre given. Make sure to read the instructions carefully to ensure that you’re covering all the given points as well as having detailed text. Make sure to plan it all out and don’t waver off into another topic. Having a constant idea and topic will keep it on the right track.
The listening part of your examination will be a duration of 40 minutes. This part of the examination will be told to listen to an audio where it could be either a discussion, telephone conversation, interview etc. Whilst the recording is being played make sure to write all the important names, dates etc. Commonly the audios are only played once so writing the information is crucial when it is time to write the answers.
The speaking part will consist of 10-15 minutes. Whilst the 1st part of the exam you will be asked to express yourself based on a short text. Your opinions matter and make sure to put yourself out there and express yourself in the best possible manner. You will then be asked to have a conversation with a partner which could either be a fellow candidate or an examiner. You will be either asked to identify the problem or state the solution. Your focus and confidence is vital in this part of the examination
Exam cracking tips –
All the tips learnt during this course will guide you through your examination. Remember to pace yourself. Don’t stress. Work on the different strategies provided to you. When reading make sure to underline or highlight the important fact. During writing beware of your time. Keep yourself focused. Don’t deviate to another topic or factor, focus on one and keep building the idea. Read the instructions carefully. Follow them and make sure that you’re rechecking your answers. During the listening test make sure to write down important dates, names etc. Make sure to always keep your focus. When you’re calm and centred you can achieve it all.