Deutsch im Einsatz
Katrin Fox, Alan Marshall, Conny Brock and Sophie Duncker
Advance Materials 2013
Paper 2 is also well catered for with ample opportunities for written practice and clear explanations of the range of text types students are expected to master. There is an excellent section at the end of the book which provides learners with a model text and practical checklist focussing not just on the text type format but also giving guidance on tone, register, vocabulary, linguistic structures and organisation of the message. Paper 2, Part B for Higher Level is not overlooked with plenty of practice of exam-style tasks. As with most course books, grammar is fully integrated into each chapter.
Deutsch im Einsatz contains a variety of ideas for speaking practice, ranging from picture description and discussion for the individual oral, to group discussion and role-play activities for the interactive oral and a useful framework which guides Standard Level students step-by-step through the introduction, planning, preparation and completion stages of the Written Assignment using model texts. In addition to all this, the authors have also included clear links to CAS and TOK themes.
Of course, learning a language is about so much more than simply passing an exam and teachers will not be throwing out their other published resources and their own collections of authentic texts, presentations and video clips any time soon. However, this course book will be a welcome addition to their resource bank and it will provide reassurance and much needed targetted IB exam practice, lacking up until now. With its colourful and clear layout, I will certainly be adding this book to my wish list.