Posted Monday 2 May 2022
This week we're taking a break from serious subjects and we're reading a short entertaining article about a day when everything goes wrong. We've picked a bunch of sentences which you can use to talk about things that happen in daily life.
Every week we pick a German article from the web, select a handful of useful sentences, and help you remember them for ever.
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you miss the train on your way to an important appointment
the day enters your personal life history
I was on a family holiday
we wanted to be on our way
I was the driver of the rental car
the fully occupied car
I had to step on the gas
to come back up the steep driveway
the car crashed head-on into our house
the car only had a few scratches
a few breaths later
the mishap was just forgotten
I had to endure a 30-minute wait
the queue was getting longer and longer
my only luck was...
nobody had a camera on hand
I had a queasy feeling
a thick storm cloud approached
we had to save ourselves in the car
nothing was covered by the insurance
this must be my lucky day, it couldn't get any better
How to use this website
Read the article, then practise recalling the sentences.
Repeat the practice every day for a week.
The sentences will become embedded in your brain
as models for building your own sentences in the future.