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Sommarläsning / summer reading

Sommarläsning / summer reading

For English pls scroll down (but not if you are studying Swedish – wordlist below text 🙂 ).

Sommaren är här! På sommaren är det dags att läsa böcker. Visst är det något särskilt med sommarläsning / summer reading? Jag läser många böcker under året; på svenska och på engelska. Mitt mål är därför att läsa minst en bok på tyska varje sommar.

Sinnebilden för sommarläsning är att läsa i hängmattan.

Du kanske planerar att läsa en speciell bok i sommar? Du kanske tänker läsa på stranden? Kanske föredrar du skuggan eller en regnig dag för din sommarläsning. För att hjälpa dig att komma igång har jag skapat en bingo för sommarläsning. Du hittar den här Sommarläsning

Välj en ruta i taget. Läs i minst 15 minuter. Kryssa rutan. Posta på globatris Facebook när du fått bingo! Du kan också försöka kryssa alla rutor!

Har du något boktips? Vilken bok vill du läsa i sommar? Berätta för oss!

det är dags = it is time

en sinnebild = a (mental) image

en hängmatta = a hammock

tänker läsa = intend to read

att föredra = to prefer

att komma igång = to get started

en i taget = one at a time

English

Summer is here! A common plan for summer is to finally have time for reading that book. I read a lot of books during the entire year; in Swedish and in English. My goal every summer is to read at least one book in German.

I have made a summer reading bingo to kick start your reading. It’s in Swedish and you find it here Sommarläsning.

Instructions: pick one box. Read for at least 15 minutes according to the text in the box and tick the box. When you have completed a row (horisontal or vertical or diagonally) let me know 

Reading is essential to build your vocabulary; mother tongue or foreign or second language.

Happy reading!

Det finns … svenska substantiv/ There is …nouns in Swedish

Det finns … svenska substantiv

Scroll down for English. Lär dig fler svenska substantiv och frasen “det finns…”. Öva också på att lyssna på svenska språket i denna övning.

Lyssna på sången nedan. Det finns länkar till Spotify och YouTube. Sångaren Mauro Scocco sjunger “det finns …” många gånger. Försök att förstå vad som finns. Det finns också en länk till texten.

Du kan göra övningen på olika nivåer.

Exempel:

Mauro sjunger “Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Nivå 1: Du skriver “Det finns fiskar.”

Nivå 2 är svårare: “Det finns fiskar i havet.”

Nivå 3 är svårast: Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Viktigast är nivå 1. Försök att hitta så många saker som möjligt.

Prova sedan nivå 2.

 

Aquire nouns in Swedish. Learn the phrase “det finns ..” (there is/are …). Practice listening to and understand Swedish in this activity.

Listen to the song. The singer songwriter sings “det finns…” repeteadly. Try to understand what there is. Find nouns.

There are varying levels for this exercise.

Example:

Mauro sings  “Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Level 1 You write: “Det finns fiskar.”

Level 2 is more difficult: “Det finns fiskar i havet.”

Level 3 is advanced: “Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Level 1 is the most important one. Try to find as many nouns as you can. Then continue to level 2 if you want to.

 

 

Text/lyrics 

Reading in Swedish / Läsa på svenska

Read in Swedish / Läsa på svenska

Reading is learning. Reading is traveling. I would say that to read is to rest and activate the brain at the same time – depending on what you are reading and what the purpose of it is. / Här är en post som tipsar om att läsa på svenska.

I read books on a tablet. I listen to books. I read books the way I always have – a copy I can hold. I prefer to hold a book, flip through the crispy pages, smell the paper and insert post-its where I find something memorable. I also love a nice cover. I usually read in Swedish or English, but try to read at least a couple of books in German every year too. I think it is a good way to keep up the language and also to learn new words; especially the new, trendier words.

Read in Swedish – samples

Despite my love for the physical book I don’t mind reading texts on a screen. There’s a webpage I use where you can read extracts from books published in Sweden. This is useful and inspiring when you look for something to read in Swedish.

The website is www.provlas.se

Here are a few tips on what to read if you are learning Swedish – children or adults, beginners or advanced, first language or second!

The Typical Swede: Learn about “Swedishness”, in Swedish. Pictures give hints if you are not yet familiar with the Swedish language. http://www.provlas.se/typiskt-svenskt/

Bridget Jones baby bridget jones baby

Lättläst/Easy read: Zlatan – now as easy read. http://www.provlas.se/jag-ar-zlatan-ibrahimovic/
Lättläst/Easy read: August Strindberg – Röda rummet http://www.provlas.se/roda-rummet/
For children: Our beloved “Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter” teaches about colors and shapes http://www.provlas.se/farg-och-formbok/
Advanced level: Learn about metaphors in the Swedish language http://www.provlas.se/polletten-som-trillade-ner/
Any good reads lately? Some of my students are reading “En man som heter Ove”.

Prepositioner och känslor

These prepositions (= prepositioner)  … Often difficult to learn in a foreign language since they are not directly translatable (or even make sense) from one language to another.

Here is a video on Swedish prepositions used with feelings, made by another teacher.

Här är en film om prepositioner i kombination med känslor. Videon är gjord av en annan lärare.

the Swedish Semla

Today is Fettisdagen. Let me decode that into National Day of the Semla. Now it´s all clear, right?

Semla is a sweet chubby wheat bun, cardamom laden, filled with golden almond paste and whipped cream. Originally semla was only eaten on Shrove Tuesday, as a last blissful treat before Lent. Today we know better and eat semlor (we need to go into plural here) all winter long. Fettisdagen has gone from being the only day to enjoy our precious pastry to the day you must enjoy at least one of them. Because as you all know we have fika (coffee break) at work. That means you are likely to down your first semla already by ten in the morning.

Semlor can be bought in every bakery, grocery store or gas station in Sweden. Sometimes you make your own.

If you make it past the photos below, find out how I make my Swedish fika treats; semlor recipe to follow; in English. If you want to practice your Swedish language I suggest you google “recept semla” and follow the instructions in Swedish.

recept semla
Semlor

There are ready made buns (albeit a bit flat) in the store, made just for semlor. Link if you don´t. 🙂
•Cut off the tops, scoop out the center of 8 buns, and put it in a food processor.
•Add 125g of almonds and 1 dl confectioners’ sugar and GO!
•Pour 1 dl heated milk into the mixture making it that special heavenly paste.
•Fill up the holes abundantly with the almond indulgence and top up with whipped cream.
•Put the lid back on and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Voilà!

If you use Us cups, add some almonds and use half of a cup of confectioners’ sugar and milk.

Happy baking!

Svenska julord / Swedish Christmas vocabulary

Swedish Christmas – svensk jul

Some of you have heard of skumtomtar and julmust.

Some of you have tried it.

And some of you love it!

Some of you have followed the #decemberverb challenge and have learnt verbs related to Swedish Christmas.

Some of you have expanded your Swedish vocabulary with the words from the Swedish Christmas mini print.

Here is yet another resource with some holiday season related words. ordlista julord