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Fragen – Vergangenheit 2

86 [eighty-six]

Questions – Past tense 2

Questions – Past tense 2

86 [sechsundachtzig]


Fragen – Vergangenheit 2

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Which tie did you wear? We---- K------- h--- d- g-------? Welche Krawatte hast du getragen? 0 +
Which car did you buy? We----- A--- h--- d- g------? Welches Auto hast du gekauft? 0 +
Which newspaper did you subscribe to? We---- Z------ h--- d- a--------? Welche Zeitung hast du abonniert? 0 +
Who did you see? We- h---- S-- g------? Wen haben Sie gesehen? 0 +
Who did you meet? We- h---- S-- g--------? Wen haben Sie getroffen? 0 +
Who did you recognize? We- h---- S-- e------? Wen haben Sie erkannt? 0 +
When did you get up? Wa-- s--- S-- a-----------? Wann sind Sie aufgestanden? 0 +
When did you start? Wa-- h---- S-- b-------? Wann haben Sie begonnen? 0 +
When did you finish? Wa-- h---- S-- a--------? Wann haben Sie aufgehört? 0 +
Why did you wake up? Wa--- s--- S-- a---------? Warum sind Sie aufgewacht? 0 +
Why did you become a teacher? Wa--- s--- S-- L----- g-------? Warum sind Sie Lehrer geworden? 0 +
Why did you take a taxi? Wa--- h---- S-- e-- T--- g-------? Warum haben Sie ein Taxi genommen? 0 +
Where did you come from? Wo--- s--- S-- g-------? Woher sind Sie gekommen? 0 +
Where did you go? Wo--- s--- S-- g-------? Wohin sind Sie gegangen? 0 +
Where were you? Wo s--- S-- g------? Wo sind Sie gewesen? 0 +
Who did you help? We- h--- d- g-------? Wem hast du geholfen? 0 +
Who did you write to? We- h--- d- g----------? Wem hast du geschrieben? 0 +
Who did you reply to? We- h--- d- g----------? Wem hast du geantwortet? 0 +

Bilingualism improves hearing

People who speak two languages hear better. They can distinguish between different sounds more accurately. An American study has come to this conclusion. Researchers tested several teenagers. Part of the test subjects grew up bilingual. These teenagers spoke English and Spanish. The other part of the subjects only spoke English. The young people had to listen to a particular syllable. It was the syllable ‘da’. It didn't belong to either of the languages. The syllable was played for the test subjects using headphones. At the same time, their brain activity was measured with electrodes. After this test the teenagers had to listen to the syllable again. This time, however, they could hear many disruptive sounds as well. There were various voices saying meaningless sentences. The bilingual individuals reacted very strongly to the syllable. Their brain showed a lot of activity. They could identify the syllable exactly, with and without the disruptive sounds. The monolingual individuals were not successful. Their hearing was not as good as the bilingual test subjects. The result of the experiment surprised researchers. Until then it was only known that musicians have an especially good ear. But it appears that bilingualism also trains the ear. People that are bilingual are constantly confronted with different sounds. Therefore, their brain must develop new abilities. It learns how to distinguish different linguistic stimuli. Researchers are now testing how language skills affect the brain. Maybe hearing can still benefit when a person learns languages later in life…