What an amazing city Berlin is! So full of history, of miserable and elated stories (look up EXTREME ADJECTIVES in English), of nice-looking gardens and palaces, of museums, of sad memories... but an example of how man can destruct something so beautiful and reconstruct it from its ashes.
A city where the past (How to use the PAST PERFECT, English in a Minute, BBC Learning English) meets the present!!
However, let's begin with some information about Germany and how it was formed.
Some other interesting videos to watch:
German Unification | 3 Minute History
Ten Minute History - German Unification and Empire (Short documentary)
How did Prussia Unify Germany? German Unification - explained in 10 minutes
| and further information about Germany:
However, our main issue was the city of Berlin as an example of what happened to Germany in the recent past. Here some other related videos to watch:
The History of Berlin | Euromaxx
Berlin 1900 in colour!!!! and part two and then Berlin in July, 1945
Cities At War - Berlin: The Doomed City (WW2 Documentary)
Warlords: Hitler vs Stalin (WW2 Leaders Documentary) | Timeline
The Reconstruction of the Berlin City Palace | Euromaxx
German reunification - a short history | DW Documentary
History Channel - Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
Berlin Now & Then - Reichstag, Olympic Stadium ...
National Anthem: Germany - Deutschlandlied [NEW VERSION] and another version!!
Even US President JF Kennedy said this once... (but is it edible? Ich bin ein Berliner! or: How edible was JFK?)
Potsdam And Berlin - Germany Best City - Travel & Discover
Berlin: Constantly changing city | Discover Germany
Two nearby German cities you can also visit: Dresden and Leipzig
Can you speak any Geman? (Kennst du Deutsch?) It is not an easy language, so my piece of advice is that you should first have a good basis learning English, then French and a bit of Latin. You can look up some sites I have come across and that I have compiled here in this blog in: Ich bin in Köln geboren!!
After all this about Germany and the city Berlin, here are some exercises on English to do:
Learn a phrase about meeting someone unexpectedly: It's a small world (The English We Speak)
What is the difference between these two verbs: STEAL vs ROB? (English in a Minute)