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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in German

I suggest this book for those B1-B2 level (so those who are nearly finished with their duolingo tree) so I thought I'd share this link https://www.rowohlt.de/fm/131/Dahl_Schokoladenfabrik.pdf

(Ive edited this post as I found this book too hard for an A2 level)

August 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

Thank you for the link! Maybe I'll be able to read it.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpempaLogs

thats cool

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChiErry

Danke ! This will be one of my goals in German.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lanternman1

thank you very much for this. its very helpful to me :)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DemonEnderFire

Danke!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamKean

Great find!

As someone 'on the other side' of A2/B1 I'd probably put that around the B1/B2 level. There's plenty of varied vocab to keep you busy, and they're not afraid to mix up the sentence style, so I think someone at A2 might be reaching a bit; but I can't say I'm an expert on the CEFR levels, so maybe the level is right :)

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

thanks Adam. The person who showed me that put it to me as being A1/A2 level and I was like "no way!" hence why I posted what I did with it a bit higher.

With page 11 I already found 15 words I did not know (and Im at an A2 level right now). So yeah I agree A2 is pushing it a bit but quite possible if one is only trying to read a few pages a day and happy with looking words up. It gives a good sense of achievement as there is so many words Im reading that I do know or can figure out without having to look them up.

By the time I get to the end of the book I should be much better :) (Im only half way through the duolingo first tree). Its a great goal for those looking beyond trying to read a simple recipe book. You may be right.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamKean

Anytime :)

I certainly wouldn't want to put anyone off, who's at the A2 level like yourself, and wanting to read it—it's a really good way to improve! I first read the German translation of the Harry Potter books when I was around the B1 level and understood maybe a third of the first book, and by the time I got to the last book maybe half. It certainly wasn't much fun reading entire passages and not understanding anything (in retrospect I probably had bitten off more than I could chew), but it really helped my German.

I re-read them in German again this year and it was really satisfying understanding it all, with all my hard having paid off :)

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

Im going to edit my post. Ive trying to read it again tonight and it is too hard for A2 level. The one who tried to rate the Charlie and the Chocolate factory book for me said that Harry Potter is much harder to read than this one.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamKean

Yeah, I can confirm that :P

I'd probably put HP mostly around the B2 level, with touches of C1 in there :)

August 11, 2019
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