67: Welchen Job will er machen? | What job does he want to do?

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Career planning, interest-based words & question word: welch-.

Paul thinks about which job he wants and finds help in the job book he got from Anna. It was her present for Pauls birthday which she had angrily slammed on the table at the buffet in Berlin. He wants to do “something with writing, texts and words”. He starts enthusiastically, but quickly gives up because he thinks you can’t make any money with that. Then he writes Laura. She briefly answers that she won’t have time for him in the near future. Paul wants to wait until she writes again. Is Paul too aimless? Or why does Laura have no more time for him?

66: Der Freund, den Paul sucht | The friend that Paul is looking for

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Talk about social problem areas and career choices, tip the waitress & subordinate clause with accusative (der Mann, den ich sehe).

Paul is out with Laura when she tells him that Fritz always dreamed of owning a holiday home by the beach, maybe on the North Sea or Baltic Sea. Laura asks about Paul’s job.

65: Opa hat ihn nie wieder gesehen… | Grandpa never saw him again…

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Compare things, talk about the past & comparative and superlative.

Paul sets up the date with Laura. Grandpa is still going on about former times. He starts talking about books that were banned in the GDR, former East Germany. That’s when he remembers THE book. Paul lies again: he says the book is at home.

64: Opa wollte weg aus der DDR | Grandpa wanted to leave the GDR

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Explain economics and politics in very simple words & temporal prepositions: ab; von … bis; zwischen.

Everyone thinks that the sticker on Fritz’s garage door opener is in the shape of a lake. Therefore, Paul looks for it on the internet. But he cannot find such a lake in all of Germany.

63: Das Oktoberfest | The Oktoberfest

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Tell a story about the past, make conclusions & temporal prepositions: vor, nach, seit.

Paul’s mom feels guilty because he got fired and so she transferred € 500 to his account. He pretends to know what kind of job he wants and says he’ll tell her next time.

62: Das Date mit Laura | The date with Laura

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Emphasize the negative aspects of a person, make a friendly suggestion & Substituite forms for the imperative: Nicht so viel trinken! / Lass uns das nehmen!

Paul writes his mother that he wants to borrow 500 € from her. He lies and says it’s for new clothes for a job interview – not for the Oktoberfest.

61: Die Hosen passen zu den Hemden | The pants match the shirts

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Make suggestions and give commands & Imperative with Sie: kommen Sie / suggestion with wir: gehen wir.

Paul is buying new clothes to be prepared in case he is invited to a job interview. He doesn’t have a lot of money, so he doesn’t want to buy much. But he gets too excited.

59: Geh ins Wohnzimmer und iss! | Go into the living room and eat!

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Give commands and instructions & imperative with du: sei / iss / sag / antworte / öffne / fahr / geh.

Paul writes Anna to ask her for some clothing store recommendations and learns about Meili’s problems. Then he visits his parents for coffee and cake. Now they’re very friendly to him for a reason.

58: Meili, du bist draußen! | Meili, you’re out!

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Joke about a singing performance, talk about TV and university & dative and prepositions: zu der Frau / zum Glück / von der Hose / vom Mann.

Anna and Meili are watching a talent show. Anna needs to break it to Meili that she missed a deadline at the university. She obviously had no clue.

57: Die Zeit läuft | The time is running

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Analyze your social circle, express solutions for problems & dative and prepositions: mit dem Garagenöffner / nach dem Fußballspiel and n-declension in the dative.

Anna and Tim aren’t mad at Paul anymore. But Meili still is. And Fritz is gone. Paul has to get Meili to forgive him.

56: Müller schießt aus der Ecke | Müller shoots from the corner

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Talk about football (soccer), make arrangements & dative and prepositions: aus der Ecke / bei dem Foul.

Paul and Tim were at a football (soccer) game – Paul had invited him and paid for the tickets. As a thank you, Tim calls Fritz’s landlord and pretends to be Fritz.

55: Alle Männer sind gleich! | All men are the same!

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Internet related words & dative with plural and indefinite articles: einem Mann / keiner Frau.

Paul is sitting in bed with his laptop, researching surf spots in Germany. Unfortunately, there are far too many of them. He needs more information before he can go on with his search. He finds Laura’s e-mail in the spam folder.

54: Ich schreibe dem Vermieter | I write the landlord

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Address related words for sending letters & the dative case (dem, der, dem).

Paul is near his apartment and opens Fritz’s letter. It’s two weeks old and it has the cell phone number of Fritz’s landlord. Paul wants to call him and have the garage door repaired in Fritz’s name.

53: Paul fährt zu Fritz’ Wohnung | Paul drives to Fritz’s apartment

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Use cool words like a teenager & temporal prepositions: im, am, um.

Paul is at Fritz’s apartment. He finds a letter from his landlord and a garage door opener with a broken sticker. He recognizes that it belongs to Fritz. The opener works, but the garage door won’t open. The door may be broken.

52: Hast du dich verletzt? | Did you hurt yourself?

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Tell a story, talk about an accident & perfect tense with separable and reflexive verbs.

Anna has to empty her basement by herself. Her landlord puts pressure on her, but doesn’t help. She drops a box because her shoulder hurts again. That’s when Paul arrives. She reluctantly accepts his help.

51: Das Lager ist nicht schlecht gewesen | The camp hasn’t been bad

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Describe your situation in the past & perfect tense: wir sind gewesen / gelandet.

Paul is still with Grandpa while Meili is sending a link from Fritz’s Facebook page. Fritz was promoted because he caught the Großkauf thieves. That must be the reason why he is now the new head of the theft department.

50: 1941 war Opa ein Pilot | In 1941 Grandpa was a pilot

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Talk about former times and history & perfect tense: er hat gesehen / vergessen.

Paul visits Grandpa. And he asks his friends in the group chat about Fritz. But he kept everything as a secret. So they don’t know anything. And they are still angry at Paul. It seems it’s Fritz who has the book.

49: Hat er das nicht gesagt? | Hasn’t he said that?

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Ask for information about people, talk about smartphones & perfect tense: er hat erzählt / gesagt.

Paul wants to visit Fritz at the police station and report the theft, but he is not there. He is the new head of the theft department and is currently on vacation. It seems Fritz was hiding this.

48: Freut ihr euch jetzt? | Are you happy now?

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Facilities and locations in the city & reflexive pronouns and reflexive verbs.

Paul is sad and on his way to the police station to file a report. His parents call him. They stress him again. Paul counters: They don’t help, and they didn’t even try to warn him of his mistake which cost Paul his job.