What's your most embarrassing shopping story

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3 Purchasing Purchasing No, really, but that doesn't work, Vanessa, says Gesine with a contrite expression. We can't just leave Mrs. Weldige in the lurch. You know that she can barely walk. Kilian sees Vanessa sagging her shoulders. That's right, she sighs, but I'd love to go to the water park with Mia and the others. Come on, Gesine! Hey guys, it's not a problem, Kilian intervenes, Lennart and I can also do the shopping for Ms. Weldige. Gesine looks at the two boys suspiciously. As if! It's all about the two euros that Mrs. Weldige always gives us as a reward. Lennart grimaces. Us? Should we just be about the money? Hello? Still, it's a good idea, Vanessa objects. And shopping isn't that difficult either. Well, okay, Gesine gives in, but don't embarrass us! Who are you guys? Frau Weldige peers through the crack in the door, a little suspiciously. Kilian puts on his most trustworthy good boy smile. I'm Gesine's cousin and this is Lennart. Unfortunately Gesine and Vanessa cannot come today and asked us to go shopping for you. Well, come in then, says Mrs. Weldige hesitantly and opens the door wider. She laboriously digs two shopping bags out of a closet, hands them to the boy and pushes the shopping list into Kilian's hand. Here is the wallet and the chip for the Persen Verlag shopping cart. But bring me the receipt! Okay, let's do it. Wait! I've forgotten something, calls Frau Weldige when Kilian and Lennart are already outside again. I also need my beloved muesli: Meier's house brand. Can you keep that No problem, calls Kilian and sets off with Lennart. For the fact that Looser almost forgot the muesli, you can at least carry it in your pocket, Kilian exclaims when he comes out of the supermarket, where he quickly got Meier's house brand. He throws the cereal bag to Lennart. Lennart throws the bag back. Don't spin! The much-loved muesli still fits nicely in your pocket. My beloved cereal is too hot for me! Kilian shouts and throws the bag up into the air as if he were going to burn himself on it. But before he could catch the bag again, Lennart suddenly jumped up, grabbed next to it and the muesli landed on the floor. The cellophane bag bursts open with a bang, whereupon oatmeal, almonds and nuts pour over the park path. 1

4 Shopping Kilian and Lennart look at each other in disbelief. What are we going to do now? Kilian asks desperately. We just fill the bag with the cereal you have at home, suggests Lennart. Kilian frowns. How is that supposed to work? The bag is fully torn. We'll cover them up with sticky tape, says Lennart. Come on, Kilian! As if the old woman would notice. The two of them make their way to Kilian's apartment in a hurry. Kilian rushes in and comes back shortly afterwards with a cereal bag and sticky tape. Carefully they fill the bag for Frau Weldige again and tape it up. With a somewhat uncomfortable feeling, Kilian heads for Ms. Weldige's house alongside Lennart. The old lady is already in the front door. But that took a long time, she says, puzzled. I've been worried. Not necessary, asserts Kilian, everything is palette. In the kitchen, Mrs. Weldige packs the groceries on the table. Well, there are raisins in there, she says, astonished, and looks carefully at the cereal bag. I wanted cereal without raisins. The two boys look at the floor, embarrassed. Kilian swallows while Persen Verlag spreads an uncomfortable silence. Finally, Ms. Weldige clears her throat and says very calmly: Now let's be honest about what that means. Kilian reports quietly and stammering what has happened. At first the old lady looks very stern, but suddenly her face turns into a happy smile. I can understand the distress you were in, she says finally. And refilling the bag was really a smart idea. But now you have to go again and get the right cereal. Glad to have got away so unpunished, Kilian and Lennart set off again. They'll be back in no time. Fine, says Frau Weldige, and takes the bag. The muesli cost 1.98. Almost as much as I wanted to tip you. So you get two cents and then we'll be even. Kilian looks from Frau Weldige to Lennart, who doesn't look particularly enthusiastic either. But Mrs. Weldige grins. Well, I'm not like that, she says, digs two euros out of her wallet and hands them to the boy. And you can also take the mixed muesli with you. 2

5 Purchasing 1. What is this story about? Check. It's about not getting caught cheating. It's about helping old people. The point is that you should not cover up wrongdoing, but honestly admit it. 2. Questions about the text. Answer in full sentence. a) Why don't Gesine and Vanessa want to go shopping for Ms. Weldige today? b) Who will shop for the old lady instead? c) How did it happen that the cereal bag burst open? d) What did the boys do when part of the cereal fell on the park path? e) How did Ms. Weldige recognize that something was wrong with the muesli? 3. Connect the words that mean roughly the same thing. If you don't know a word, look it up in the dictionary of meanings or on the internet, or ask an adult. suspiciously trustworthy hesitant stunned uncomfortable enter credible bent apprehensive suspicious dismayed indecisive 4. What do these expressions mean? Check. a) Vanessa hangs her shoulders. She wants to relax. She is disappointed. She is angry. b) An uncomfortable silence spreads. There is an embarrassing silence. All keep silent. An eerie calm arises. Persen Verlag 3

6 Purchasing 5. Form meaningful sentences. Write down the sentences in the correct order. a) But Mrs. Schwindel discovered Weldige. b) Gesine today and Vanessa would like to go to the fun pool. c) Kilian again fills his muesli with his own bag. d) You open the cereal bag until you play with the. e) Take over Ms. Kilian Purchasing for Weldige Lennart and do the group work. The four of you play in your own words how Kilian and Lennart persuade the two girls to let them do the shopping. Suggestions for conversation 1. Do you think that Kilian and Lennart did everything right? How would you have acted? 2. How do you rate Lennart's claim that they are not interested in the two euro reward? Persen Verlag 4

7 Purchasing Purchasing 1. What is this story about? Check. The point is not to get caught cheating. It's about helping old people. The point is that you should not cover up wrongdoing, but honestly admit it. 5. Form meaningful sentences. Write the sentences in the correct order. a) But Mrs. Schwindel discovered Weldige. b) Gesine today and Vanessa would like to go to the fun pool. c) Kilian again fills his muesli with his own bag. 2. Questions about the text. Answer in full sentence. a) Why don't Gesine and Vanessa want to go shopping for Ms. Weldige today? d) You open the cereal bag until you play with the. e) Take over Ms. Purchasing Kilian for Weldige Lennart and the. z. B .: You would rather go to the water park. 1. b) Gesine and Vanessa want to go to the water park today. b) Who will shop for the old lady instead? z. B .: Instead, Kilian and Lennart shop for the old lady. c) How did it happen that the cereal bag burst open? 2. e) Kilian and Lennart do the shopping for Ms. Weldige. z. B .: The cereal bag burst open because Kilian and Lennart played around with it. d) What did the boys do when part of the cereal fell on the park path? 3. d) You play with the cereal bag until it pops open. z. B: The boys simply mixed in Kilian's muesli. e) How did Ms. Weldige know that something was wrong with the muesli? z. B .: Mrs. Weldige saw that there were raisins in the cereal bag. 4. c) Kilian refills the bag with his own muesli. 3. Connect the words that mean roughly the same thing. If you don't know a word, look it up in the dictionary of meanings or on the internet, or ask an adult. 5. a) But Mrs. Weldige discovers the fraud. suspiciously credible trustworthy deformed hesitant apprehensive stunned suspicious uncomfortable dismayed 6. Group work The four of them play in their own words how Kilian and Lennart persuade the two girls to let them do the shopping. enter undecided 4. What do these expressions mean? Check. a) Vanessa hangs her shoulders. She wants to relax. She is disappointed. She is angry. b) An uncomfortable silence spreads. There is an embarrassing silence. All keep silent. An eerie calm arises. Suggestions for conversation 1. Do you think that Kilian and Lennart did everything right? How would you have acted? 2. How do you rate Lennart's assertion that they are not interested in the two euro reward? Felicitas Felicitas Zeitz / Florian Zeitz / Florian Zeitz: Stories Zeitz: Hear stories, hear, read, and understand and understand 24 Persen Persen Verlag Persen Verlag Felicitas Felicitas Zeitz / Florian Zeitz / Florian Zeitz: Zeitz stories: Hear, hear, read and understand stories understand reading and understanding Persen Persen Verlag Persen Verlag 25 Persen Verlag 3 4 Persen Verlag 5

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