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Graded German Reader: Erste Stufe

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This reader provides an array of cultural and literary material for students in their first year of German. The first five sections were written or edited specifically for the text, while authentic material is presented in a concluding short story by Doris Dorrie. Features include frequent use of cognates and basic vocabulary; exercises in reading comprehension, vocabulary ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 2nd 1991 by Heinle (first published 1978)
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Adam Eivy
Jul 22, 2009 Adam Eivy rated it it was amazing
This is, by far, the best German Language book I have every read--and I've read through a number of them. What I love most about it is that it progressively builds your vocabulary through reading. You start out with a few words, sentences, paragraphs, working your way up to full stories (in the Aesop's Fable style).

I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn German. I can't believe there isn't a follow up book. The full title of this book is Das Erste Stufe: Graded German Reader, bu
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Michael
Sep 04, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: German Students, German Teachers, Americans traveling in Germany
Recommended to Michael by: German Teacher
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This is an excellent resource for learning German. It works through levels, from literally no German up to a low-moderate level, as you read through it, and gives enough help that almost anyone can work through it with time and patience. Each chapter consists of some short reading selections in German, with vocabulary at the bottom of the page (repeated in a glossary at the end), some exercises and grammar lessons. A list of verbs at the end helps to learn the trickiest part of reading German. ...more
Candice
Jan 22, 2013 Candice rated it it was amazing
The graded German Reader is an excellent addition to the German language learning experience. The sections grow progressively more difficult as the book goes on, ranging from readings of only a paragraph, to several pages. The diction and grammar are consistent, and supported with conversation questions after each story that can either be written out or spoken. The questions were a great way to reinforce the vocabulary and new grammar that was picked up along the way. They also can be expanded ...more
Chris
May 02, 2012 Chris rated it it was amazing
Superb book. I just wish there were other books in the series, because this is such a great resource. This book surpassed all expectations, and the bar had already been set very high from reviews I had read.
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