Model Answers to 3 Questions about the topic Vakanz – Sproochentest

This is lesson 4 of the Sproochentest Oral Exam Q&A series. Today you’ll learn model answers to 3 types of questions regarding the topic Vakanz/Reesen and which will help you give better answers in the Sproochentest Oral Exam.

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Wéi dacks gitt Dir an d’Vakanz? 

  • Gewéinlech ginn ech zweemol d’Joer an d’Vakanz, an zwar am Summer, an am Wanter. Am Summer besichen ech meng Famill a Russland an am Wanter ginn ech an de Wantersport

I usually go twice a year on vacation, namely in summer and in winter. I visit my family in Russia in summer and in winter I go to winter sports.

  • Also, ech ginn ongeféier zwee-bis dräimol d’Joer an d’Vakanz. Normalerweis reesen ech zwou Wochen am Juli an zwou Wochen am Dezember. An eemol d’Joer verbréngen ech gär e laange Weekend an enger Stad, zum Beispill zu Paräis oder Madrid oder London.  

    So, I go approximately two to three times a year on vacation. Usually, I travel for two weeks in July and two weeks in December. And I like to spend a long weekend in a city once a year, for example in Paris or Madrid or London.  

Have you noticed:

once a year (or twice or three times a year etc) is in Luxembourgish eemol d’Joer. So we use the neutral definite article d’. The same applies for days, weeks, and months: 

eemol den Dag (masc) –  once a day 

eemol d’Woch (fem) – once a wee

eemol de Mount (masc) – once a month

Pronunciation: Summer (listen to the video to practice the correct pronunciation)

Maacht Dir léiwer kuerz oder léiwer laang Vakanzen?

  • Ech maache léiwer laang Vakanzen, an zwar zwou bis dräi Wochen. Dann hunn ech Zäit fir ze entspanen a fir meng ganz Famill ze besichen. Ech verbrénge gär laang Zäit mat mengen Elteren a Geschwëster.

I prefer to do a long vacation, and more precisely two or three weeks. Then I have time to relax and to visit my family. I like to spend a long time with my parents and siblings

  • Ech reese gär e puermol d’Joer dofir maachen ech léiwer kuerz Vakanzen. Ech besiche reegelméisseg meng Frënn am Ausland an gi gär Stied an Europa besichen. D’lescht Joer war ech zu Barcelona an zu Lissabonn. 

   I like to travel a few times a year, that’s why I prefer to do short holidays. I regularly visit my friends abroad and I like to visit cities in Europe. Last year I was in Barcelona and in Lisboa.

Have you noticed:

to say I prefer doing sth use the construction: ech +verb + léiwer

ech maache léiwer –  I prefer to do (make);  ech gi léiwer – I prefer to go

Wat motivéiert Iech fir ze reesen?

  • Meng Famill wunnt a Griicheland an ech reese gär fir si ze besichen. Ech verbréngen all meng Vakanzen a Griicheland bei menger Famill. Do kann ech och raschten a mech erhuelen.

 My family lives in Greece and I like to travel to visit them. I spend all my holidays in Greece with my family. There I can rest and also regenerate (relax). 

  • Ech fueren an d’Vakanz fir aner Länner oder Stied ze besichen a fir hir Kultur kennenzeléieren. Ech fannen et immens interessant mat lokal Leit ze schwätzen an fir d’Natur ze entdecken.

I go on vacation to visit other countries or cities and to get to know their culture. I find it very interesting to speak with local people and to discover nature.

Over to you: 

try to answer these 3 questions to talk about your vacation:

  1. Wéi dacks gitt Dir an d’Vakanz?
  2. Maacht Dir léiwer kuerz oder léiwer laang Vakanzen?
  3. Wat motivéiert Iech fir ze reesen?

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