Wenn die Möpse Schnäpse trinken

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Wenn die Möpse Schnäpse trinken

Contributor: Eva Lamb

Language of text: German
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: James Krüss
Intended age of students: Key Stage 4
Source reference: Wenn die Möpse Schnäpse trinken,
wenn vorm Spiegel Igel stehn,
wenn vor Föhren Bären winken,
wenn die Ochsen boxen gehn,
wenn im Schlafe Schafe blöken,
wenn im Tal ein Wal erscheint,
wenn in Wecken Schnecken stecken,
wenn die Meise leise weint,
wenn Giraffen Affen fangen,
wenn ein Mäuslein Läuslein wiegt,
wenn an Stangen Schlangen hangen,
wenn der Biber Fieber kriegt,
dann entsteht zwar ein Gedicht,
aber sinnvoll ist es nicht!

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Generic Stategies vocab comprehension (dictionary use, use of context)
Sentence building with correct word order
Recognition of rhymes (sound / letter correlation)
Comprehension strategies (parts of speech)

Discuss sentence building –
e.g. verb endings (singular / plural)
transitive / intransitive verbs

Fun way to reinforce sentence building
Encourage understanding of how creative writing works within a structure
Promote enjoyment in playing with words
Random nonsense with a purpose!
Convince students that Germans DO have a sense of humour (eradicate stereotypes)

All of the above +
Develop the ability to be creative and playful with language

Topics or themes:

Subordinate Clauses, Word Order (Verbs)


How much time required:
2 X 60 minute lessons, could be a lot more or less, depending on how learners engage with the text

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