The students at the biotech company I teach at work veeeery hard, and I’m just translating a study on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in Munich that is super interesting, so you’d think that’s what we’ll be discussing next lesson, right? Wrong. There was a request, you see, to compare the German and the English text of the Walt Disney classic, The Jungle Book. Some of the questions will be: Why did the writers change the text? How different is it in meaning? Can you translate the German text back into English? Rhythmic choral reading and a short dictation will be a part of the lesson, too. Looking forward to it! (Handout with lyrics: the-bare-necessities)

Probier’s mal mit Gemütlichkeit

The bare necessities (Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman)

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs