2 minutes reading time (380 words)

New German Lesson: Passive Voice - An Aromatic Reading

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We're excited to announce that Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "Passive Voice - An Aromatic Reading", a new Intermediate level German language lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Passive Voice - An Aromatic Reading
Das Passiv - Eine aromatische Lesung

When that day became dark, ...
Als es an diesem Tag dunkel wurde, ...

the popular tea store in a part of Berlin filled itself with tea lovers.
füllte sich der beliebte Teeladen in einem Teil Berlins mit Teeliebhabern.

They had come to listen attentively to the author Christoph Peters, …
Sie waren gekommen, um dem Autor Christoph Peters zu lauschen, …

who will present his new book about tea.
der sein neues Buch über Tee vorstellen würde.

In the store it smelled like tea aromas and fruit tea.
In dem Geschäft roch es nach Teearomen und Früchtetee.

The visitors listened, mesmerized, to the chapters filled with tea anecdotes.
Die Besucher hörten den mit Teeanekdoten gefüllten Kapiteln gebannt zu.

For each chapter the proper tea was served.
Zu jedem Kapitel wurde der passende Tee gereicht.

Oolong and matcha tea were prepared professionally.
Es wurden Oolong und Matcha Tee professionell zubereitet.

The tea as well as the stories
Der Tee sowie die Geschichten

were visibly enjoyed by all the attendees.
wurden von allen Anwesenden sichtlich genossen.

After the reading had ended, ...
Nachdem die Lesung beendet wurde, ...

intensive conversations continued deep into the night.
wurden noch bis tief in die Nacht hinein intensive Gespräche geführt.

When the last visitors had left ...
Als die letzten Besucher gegangen waren...

the contented tea store owner wearily closed the door.
schloss der glückliche Teeladenbesitzer müde die Ladentür.

but the words that were read, swirled still, the whole night, through the tea

Aber die gelesenen Worte schwirrten noch die ganze Nacht durch den Tee. 


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