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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Katrin: And I’m Katrin!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential German Vocabulary, Lesson 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Health and Emergencies. These are five German Natural disasters . Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GermanPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Katrin, what’s our first word?
Katrin: Lawine
Gina: avalanche
Katrin: (slow) Lawine (regular) Lawine
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Lawine
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Avalanches are most likely to happen in the alpine regions in southern Germany. However, most of them are minor and can be predicted.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Lawinen sind eine Gefahr für Skitouristen in den alpinen Regionen.
Gina: Avalanches are a risk for ski tourists in the alpine regions.
Katrin: (slow) Lawinen sind eine Gefahr für Skitouristen in den alpinen Regionen.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Glatteis
Gina: black ice
Katrin: (slow) Glatteis (regular) Glatteis
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Glatteis
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Black ice is very common throughout Germany when temperatures drop down to around zero degrees Celsius.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Glatteis ist die häufigste Unfallursache in Deutschland.
Gina: Black ice is the most common cause of accidents in Germany.
Katrin: (slow) Glatteis ist die häufigste Unfallursache in Deutschland.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Überschwemmung
Gina: flood
Katrin: (slow) Überschwemmung (regular) Überschwemmung
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Überschwemmung
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: In Germany, it is not unusual to have minor floods in certain areas.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Die große Flut von 2002 hat viele Menschen aus Ost und West vereint.
Gina: The big flood in 2002 united many people from east and west.
Katrin: (slow) Die große Flut von 2002 hat viele Menschen aus Ost und West vereint.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Blitzeinschlag
Gina: lightning strike
Katrin: (slow) Blitzeinschlag (regular) Blitzeinschlag
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Blitzeinschlag
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Lightning strikes are likely during the summer period when hot air intermixes with cooler air.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Blitzschläge, die ein Gebäude aus Holz treffen, verursachen voraussichtlich ein Feuer.
Gina: Lightning strikes that hit a wooden building are likely to cause a fire.
Katrin: (slow) Blitzschläge, die ein Gebäude aus Holz treffen, verursachen voraussichtlich ein Feuer.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Hitzewelle
Gina: heat wave
Katrin: (slow) Hitzewelle (regular) Hitzewelle
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Hitzewelle
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Summers in Germany usually have temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. Because of climate change in some regions, temperatures can sometimes reach 40 degrees.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Viele Schüler dürfen die Schule während einer Hitzewelle früher verlassen.
Gina: Many students are allowed to leave school earlier during a heatwave.
Katrin: (slow)Viele Schüler dürfen die Schule während einer Hitzewelle früher verlassen.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Katrin will give you the German – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Katrin: Lawine
[pause]Gina: avalanche
Katrin: Glatteis
[pause]Gina: black ice
Katrin: Überschwemmung
[pause]Gina: flood
Katrin: Blitzeinschlag
[pause]Gina: lightning strike
Katrin: Hitzewelle
[pause]Gina: heat wave

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Natural disasters in Germany! We have more vocab lists available at GermanPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Katrin: Bis bald.

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Have you ever experienced any form of natural disaster? You can share your experience with us.

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Hallo robert groulx,


Danke schön for posting and studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know.😄


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


my favorite would be Blitzeinschlag , the flood would be the unexpected


robert