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Why Germans give their kids paper cones on the first day of school | Lifestyle | DW.COM | 23.08.2016

Why Germans give their kids paper cones on the first day of school | Lifestyle | DW.COM | 23.08.2016 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Starting elementary school is a big deal in Germany. It's a rite of passage - almost like graduation or a wedding. Parents invest lots to shower their first-grader with gifts. But what's with the obligatory paper cone?
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Melksham firm sponsors German soccer team - Business Biscuit - Wiltshire business news for smart cookies

Melksham firm sponsors German soccer team - Business Biscuit - Wiltshire business news for smart cookies | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Melksham-based Cooper Tire has become the official partner of top-flight German soccer team FSV Mainz 05.
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Why bilinguals are more attractive

Why bilinguals are more attractive | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age? Try learning another language
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Now there's another and very attractive  reason for learning German ;-

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German citizenship is ranked the most valuable in the world

German citizenship is ranked the most valuable in the world | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Not only do Germans have the most powerful passports in the world, they also have the highest quality of citizenship, according to a new report. The consultancy Henley & Partners' first Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) ranks the value of 161 nations' citizenship on a scale of 0 to 100%. The top spot out of 16
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How well does Google Translate work for Rio Olympics?

How well does Google Translate work for Rio Olympics? | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Technology is trying to keep up with the Olympics, creating apps and programs to help bridge the language barrier. 
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Just in case you know somebody who still thinks Google Translate is enough.

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12-Year-Old Syrian Translator Dubbed 'The Pride' Of Refugees

12-Year-Old Syrian Translator Dubbed 'The Pride' Of Refugees | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Vocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.
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10 ways to improve your pronunciation in a foreign language!

10 ways to improve your pronunciation in a foreign language! | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Feeling self-conscious about your accent in the language you've been working so hard to learn? Follow this advice to polish off all the rough edges!
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5 Digestible German Food & Beer Idioms

5 Digestible German Food & Beer Idioms | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning a language should be fun. It’s especially so when you learn the interesting and often funny idioms. Hearing them in the street, even when you’ve hit proficiency in a language, may come off a bit strange to the ear. You may wonder if you’ve heard it correct, “Did he really just say it’
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29 delicious foods everyone should eat in Germany

29 delicious foods everyone should eat in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
German food is more than just sausage (but it's a lot of sausage).
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Now I'm hungry!

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Germany Facts: Useful Facts on Germany for Kids

Germany Facts: Useful Facts on Germany for Kids | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Read our Germany Facts for Kids and learn the most important facts on Germany, attractions, food, animals, people and much more. Written by kids for kids.
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Learning German is easy – really! - FlashSticks

Learning German is easy – really! - FlashSticks | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning German is easy – really! Why do English people always think that it´s too hard to learn German? Rita goes into detail with why German is possible!
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13 mortifying mistakes German learners always make

13 mortifying mistakes German learners always make | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning a language wouldn’t be complete without inadvertently making hilarious blunders and accidentally saying something completely different to what you actually meant. Don't worry - you're not alone.
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10 pieces of Austrian slang you'll never learn in class

10 pieces of Austrian slang you'll never learn in class | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Not likely to be taught in class, these German and Austrian slang words are handy things to have up your sleeve if you want to blend in with locals.
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8 Mistakes Parents Make When Raising Bilingual Children

8 Mistakes Parents Make When Raising Bilingual Children | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Don't give up. It may seem hard initially, but it will all be worth it.
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British Academy Briefing: On Languages | British Academy

British Academy Briefing: On Languages | British Academy | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
British Academy Briefing: On Languages
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German volunteer finds his calling helping refugees | Germany | DW.COM | 22.08.2016

German volunteer finds his calling helping refugees | Germany | DW.COM | 22.08.2016 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of helpers have supported refugees from war-torn countries in adjusting to life in Germany. Wedig von Heyden - a retired lawyer - is among the many volunteers engaging intensively with migrants.
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NRW-ABC - wdr.de

NRW-ABC - wdr.de | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
70 Jahre NRW, 70 Jahre Zusammenleben an Rhein, Ruhr und in Westfalen, mit Alaaf, Helau und Glückauf. Kurioses, Interessantes, Wissenswertes über NRW - von A bis Z.
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David Bowie's Berlin trilogy house gets memorial plaque | Music | DW.COM | 22.08.2016

David Bowie's Berlin trilogy house gets memorial plaque | Music | DW.COM | 22.08.2016 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
It's the house David Bowie shared with Iggy Pop. Bowie also wrote his Berlin trilogy of albums there. Now the address in Schöneberg is more attractive for fans and tourists: It's been decked out with a plaque.
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15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German

15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
From stressing over the subjunctive to blagging your way through adjective endings, there are several subtle signs which reveal you’ll never become a true Meister of the German language.
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Authentic German Potato Plum Dumpling

Authentic German Potato Plum Dumpling | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Authentic German potato plum dumpling are best made with Italian plums. These plums are of an oval size and can be found on local markets.
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They look like the ones my dad used to make. I always wanted them as a birthday treat!

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10 Ways to Save Money While Studying in Germany

10 Ways to Save Money While Studying in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Although you will be able to work while studying, if you plan to support
yourself during your studies it's likely that you'll face some lean months
in Germany. Here are some tips to help you stretch your Euros while still
living life during your studies.
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Eleven famous Germans with totally ridiculous surnames

Eleven famous Germans with totally ridiculous surnames | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
German last names can be quite hilarious when you look at them literally.
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Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Research suggests we may be predisposed to speak more than one language, and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia
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Man or beast: why is a pack of bronze wolves terrorising Berlin?

Man or beast: why is a pack of bronze wolves terrorising Berlin? | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Giving Nazi salutes and pointing pistols at commuters, Rainer Opolka’s wolf statues offer divided Germany a timely reminder of nationalism’s dangers
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