Originally developed to accompany the Open University's second-level German
course, this material is designed to improve the reading and writing skills
of intermediate students of German. Presenting a wide range of authentic
written materials, the course aims to develop reading strategies and the
ability to write texts of various types (e.g. essay, articles, reviews)
while imparting some understanding of important aspects of German society.
Each chapter focuses on a different theme and concentrates on particular
skills; all conclude with a task appropriate to the skills focus of the