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German Past Tense – Exercise

Hello everyone,

you thought we were done with it. You thought we’d left it behind. You thought it was past. But it’s not.

It’s back!!!

With a vengeance. And it’s hell bent on making you suffer…. the German Past Tense.
Uh, I mean practice :).
We did a laughable, puny work-out session two weeks ago, right after we talked about when to use written past in spoken. But the topic is so important for daily conversation we totally have to do a big work out session for this. And now is the perfect time because we’ve forgotten pretty much everything. It’s this method that we developed here called SRS and it’s based on much, much research. Super scienfitic.
So yeah, today we’ll do a HUUUUGE work-out on speaking idiomatic spoken past.
Here’s how it works :

Practice Past Tense By Speaking – Spoken Past 1

What’s up everyone,

how are you all doing? Are you feeling fit and awake?
Kinda sorta?
Well, that’ll have today, because today it’s time for a nice proper exercise about

German Past Tense

There are a few exercises about this on the site already, but this one is next level, because this one involves … speaking.
By YOU :).
Those of you who were following me through the summer might remember that the company EF -Languages offered me to use their AI speech recognition system and I actually put my hacker-hat on and integrated it into my site and the quiz system I’m using.
We already did a test of that in summer, and I’ve worked out a few kinks since then. I’m still working on it and adding features but I think it’s definitely ready for use.

So… in today’s exercise we’ll practice the German spoken past tense and you will HAVE to actually say the answer to pass.

Past Tense with “sein” – Speaking Practice

Hello everyone,

and welcome to back to a new episode of SWEET – that’s short for Speaking with Emanuel’s Epic Training.
For those of you who are new here… in spring I partnered up with EF languages and I can now use their speech grading AI and integrate it into exercises here on my site.
So now, instead of multiple choice or filling in a gap, you actually get to SAY a phrase or a sentence, in a safe space at your own speed and you don’t just practice the theory but also… well… practice.
And I think, that’s really really important and beneficial, especially for beginners for many aspects of grammar.

One of these grammar topics is the past tense and that’s what we’ll practice today.
Or specifically, we’ll do a set for

The Past Tense for Verbs with “sein”

We already did one session about this, where we focused on verbs that go with haben (find it here).
And yes, we’ll also do one where you have to pick haben or sein yourself and possibly some other formats, too.
But yeah, today we’ll focus on the most common verbs that go with sein.
So if you’re ready and your jaw is loose then let’s jump right in.