The next day, Jennifer meets her friend John
(in school). He is also going to Deutschland soon and is taking a Deutschkurs together with Jennifer.
Guten Morgen, Jen.
Huh? It’s 8 AM. That’s when you say
Oh yeah, sorry. I am so confused. I called Nikki in Deutschland last night, and again I found out that the time difference is confusing. During daylight saving time, which starts on the last Sunday of March every year, the time in Germany is six hours behind. But in the standard time, also called winter time, which begins on the last Sunday in October, the time difference becomes seven hours...
Oh, that does sound a bit complicated. But I think we’ll get used to it pretty fast and have a good time calling our friends and our families. How is Nikki, by the way?
She’s doing quite well in Deutschland. I told her that I am a bit nervous because my German is not so good, but she said that I should not worry about it.
(Don’t be afraid.)
Yes, exactly! She says: „
“ (Be confident.) Don’t be shy, and speak with other people.”
Ha, easy for her to say. German is so difficult to learn.Jen:
I know what you mean: „
“ (German is a difficult language to learn.) But I felt better after speaking with Nikki. She believes that our German skills would quickly improve because once we are in Deutschland , we will hear, see, and read the language all day long.
Yes, I think you’re right. But
(I need to practise more.)
Well, here is your chance: Time starts now...
The class begins...