german teen

A German Teen



set goal (2) millennium
UN achieve accumulate
global social class will always be there
style equal (2) opportunity
regret range (2) experience (2)
proud look back






A woman came by today to tell us about the UN Millennium goals, exactly what they are, why they were set, and whether they’ve been met.

Where do you live?

My name’s Christina Clerit, and I live in Berlin, Germany.

What music do you like?

I listen to a range of different musical styles. But my favorite is Pop from the nineties.

I really like it.

What makes you happy?

Love — but not necessarily romantic love. Above all, love between friends and family, when you have people you know will always be there to listen to you.

What do you think are the big, global problems?

I think one global problem today is definitely that not everybody has equal opportunities. Someone from a lower social class has fewer opportunities to achieve things in their country than someone from a higher social class.

What are your hopes for the future?

I’d like to travel more, and experience lots, and accumulate wonderful memories, so when I look back, I can feel proud and have no regrets.

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1. In school, Christina only studies and listens to her teacher. True or false?

2. Who is this person? Is she from Canada? Where is she from?

3. Does she only like Pop Music from the 2010s?

4. Money makes Christina happy.

5. Friends are important to Christina because they can give her money. Is this right or wrong?

6. According to her, can everyone become successful and have a middle-class life?

7. Christina wants to be a Pop singer, model or actress. Is this correct or incorrect? What would she like to do in her life?


A. What kind of music do you like? Do you like one or many different types of music?

B. Would you like to travel more? What places would you like to visit?

C. Are you from Germany? Do you like in Germany? Have you been to Germany? Do you know anyone from Germany?

D. Describe the geography and climate of Germany.

E. Describe the economy of Germany. What does it import and export?

F. What comes to mind when you think of Germany? What do you associate with Germany?

G. What are some cultural and tourist attractions of Germany?

H. I would like to live or study in Germany. Yes or no? Would you like to visit Germany?


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