Quiz 5

VIDEO Calls and Quizzes: COLD FEET

    Bits of dialog

    Fill in the blanks

    Choose the right word for each blank.

    Jen meets her friend John in school. He is in a mood to which she can relate very well...

    JennyJen:
    Hello John, how are you? What are you doing with all those (forms)?

    JohnJohn:
    (I’m going crazy!)

    JennyJen:
    Oh, I know what that’s like. That’s exactly how I greeted Nikki yesterday on the phone. I could help you if you’d like. I’m done with those already.

    JohnJohn:
    Thanks! That’s great! I will be happy when I’m done with all these Formulare.

    JennyJen:
    Uhmm, I’m not sure if I should tell you this... but Nikki told me yesterday that in Deutschland you will have to start again with all those Formulare.

    JohnJohn:
    Oh, no... but I actually thought that may be the case. Will there be even more to come to us?

    JennyJen:
    Nikki says that the most important thing is to begin by registering at the (Residence Office) and the (Foreigner Office).

    JohnJohn:
    Where?

    JennyJen:
    At the Einwohnermeldeamt. Everyone in Deutschland has to register there and update their data, for example, when you move. And the Ausländeramt is also very important: we can get our residence permits there.

    JohnJohn:
    Good that I have you. Together we can do it.

    JennyJen:
    Right! And Nikki also says that the (office workers) in the offices are very efficient and work fast. Then we could quickly finish all those things and concentrate better on our jobs in Deutschland.

    JohnJohn:
    Yes, I am really looking forward to that. But I still have one question. I read that the Job Agency is very important.

    JennyJen:
    Oh - you mean the (Office for Work), as they say in Germany. Yes, that is also very important. Not much for us right now, though. You register there when you lose your job and become unemployed. The Sachbearbeiter can help you find a new job.

    JohnJohn:
    Oh, I see. No, we don’t need that. We already have a job.

    JennyJen:
    Exactly! And with our first salary we can go shopping right away. Imagine: Nikki says that we need (long underpants).

    JohnJohn:
    Long... what?

    JennyJen:
    Lange Unterhosen. Thin pants that you wear in winter under the normal clothes, so you don’t freeze.

    JohnJohn:
    Oh, I don’t believe that. My aunt in Deutschland hasn’t told me anything about that, and she surely doesn’t wear anything like that.

    JennyJen:
    I also don’t know yet... but in any case we will be professionals in „layering“ in winter.

    JohnJohn:
    Oh, the cold doesn’t matter to me. I love sports, and I can also stay warm in winter. In fact, I’m already looking forward to the colder times of the year.

    JennyJen:
    Yes, you can look forward to it. In Deutschland many people go on their (bicycle) to work, to shop, or simply in their free time.

    JohnJohn:
    Oh yes, I look forward to that very much, because it is not so much fun here in our congested streets. Can you imagine what happened to me just this morning...

    JennyJen:
    Pssst, not now. Tell me about it later. The class is about to start...