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Further Practice

You will need to be able to talk about what you did in your free time last week, last weekend, last month, etc. That is, you need to be able to use and understand the perfect tense (past tense).

The perfect tense is formed with:

The correct part of haben + ge...t or ge...en at the end (past participle)

For Example:

Boris hat Fussball gespielt. (spielen) = Boris played football.

Ich habe einen Apfel gegessen. (essen) = I ate an apple.

Some verbs, which are usually verbs describing movement or change, are formed with:

The correct part of sein + ge...en at the end (past participle)

For Example:

Ich bin nach Spanien geflogen. (fliegen)= I flew to Spain.

Peter ist mit dem Zug gefahren.(fahren) = Peter went by train.

Many verbs are regular, like "spielen",but there are some that are irregular, like "essen","fliegen" and "fahren". You can always check in the verb listat the back of a German-English dictionary if you are not sure. Try and learn the ones you use often!

Now let's see how well you know your past participles!

Look at each of the pictures below and complete the sentence by typing in the correct past participle. Mark your answer each time before you move on to the next question:

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This exercise practises general vocabulary about free time activities.

Read the three penfriend ads below and then tick the relevant boxes to answer the multiple choice questions that follow...


Ich bin fünfzehn und suche Brieffreundin aus England. Hobbys: Musik, Schwimmen, Skateboardfahren. Schreibt mit Foto an: Otto Wolff, Eisenstr. 37, 3300 Braunschweig.


Bist du sportlich? Ja? Dann schreibt sofort an Birgitte Schmidt (17) und leg ein Foto von dir bei! Ich suche nette Boys, die total auf Bayern München stehen. Sammelst du Briefmarken? Dann schreibt mir bitte nicht! Meine Adresse: Mozartstr. 39, 2800 Bremen.


Hallo Ihr! Wer von Euch hat Lust, mir zu schreiben? Ich bin ein wildes 16-jähriges Mädchen, das nette gutaussehende Jungs sucht! Blonde Haare finde ich schön! Meine Hobbys: Seifenopern, auf Partys oder in die Disko gehen. Schreibt sofort (mit Foto!) an: Maria Hoffmann, Sonnenhang 3, 7000 Stuttgart 50

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