Kapitel 21 Übungssätze Jannach S German for Reading Knowledge, Sixth Edition: Pp. 208-209

Kapitel 21 Übungssätze Jannach S German for Reading Knowledge, Sixth Edition: Pp. 208-209

Kapitel 21 Übungssätze
Jannach’s German for Reading Knowledge, Sixth Edition: pp. 208-209

1. Anyone who has passed the „Abitur", the final comprehensive examination in the German secondary school, is permitted to study at universities and colleges.

2. God shows favor to those whom he sends out into the big wide world; it is to them he wishes to show his miracles in the mountains, the forests, the streams and fields. (Whomever God favors, he sends out into the world; to him God’s works in mountains, forests, streams, and fields are unfurled.)

3. If a stream of light is directed through a prism, then a colored swath occurs which is called a spectrum.

4. Those who study theology, want to learn what the church has taught up to now regarding God, above all what the Holy Scriptures reveal about God.

5. Those whom the gods love, die young. (Blessed is he who dies young.)

6. The state has become so powerful in the last century, that the individual these days has to ask him- or herself, „what is freedom and where is freedom (to be found)?"

7. Anyone who doesn’t lose his mind over certain things (the atomic bomb, the arms race, etc.) has no mind to lose.

8. A floating body displaces as much water as it weighs. If it displaces less water than it weighs (literally: than its weight amounts to), then it sinks.

9. Do you know, how the intelligence quotient (IQ) is calculated? IQ = intelligence age divided by years of age multiplied by 100. If, for example, a child is 10 years old and has an intelligence age of 12 years, then his IQ is 120.

10. Are you of the opinion that democratic society brings about a leveling of culture and thereby leads to mass culture? I can well imagine such a development.

11. If you are not familiar with the expression, look it up in the dictionary. (or: "If you don’t know the expression. . .")

12. Once a person has told a lie, nobody believes him: not even when he tells the truth.

13. It remains uncertain, what the causes of Schumann’s illness were.

14, What causes this illness, who gets it, who does not: these are all questions that scientists have been trying to answer for generations (literally: "with which generations of scientists have been occupied").

15. He who does not want / wish to see, is the blindest (of all).

16. Now we will deal somewhat more closely with a famous quote of the so-called "women’s poet of the 18th century," Friedrich Schiller:

"Honor the women! They braid and weave / Heavenly roses into earthly life."

Jannach’s German for Reading Knowledge, Sixth Edition / ©2009

Richard Alan Korb