Oceania in general

Introducing Oceania

There is a huge diversity of cultures in the area called Oceania. Find out moreabout this fascinating area of the world. These videos can help you.

Working with non-linear texts

  1. There are two kinds of texts that can cross your ways, linear and non-linear texts. After you have worked with linear texts during the seventh and eighth grade, you will learn how to analyze non-linear texts, i.e. pie chart, the bar chart, the table, as well as the line graph.
  2. Now that you know what linear and a non-linear texts are and when to use them it is important that you know a certain vocabulary to analyse non-linear texts. Therefore, I have prepared a mindmap with the necessary vocabulary. Take a bilingual dictionary and translate the words into German. I know that there are many words to translate, but you will need to look up words in your final exams like the MSA or the Abitur. So, it is important that you also learn how to look up words quickly and pick the right translation. This exercise helps you getting better 🙂
  3. After having a good overview about the necessary vocabulary you need to analyze a non-linear text, discover now how to do it. There are four parts:
  • … an introduction
  • … a description
  • … a generalization
  • … an EIPE

EIPE is an acronym for explanation, interpretation, prediction, and evaluation.


The aim is that you are sure you use the right kind of non-linear text in your next oral presentation, for example. Therefore, practice to justify why a certain kind of non-linear text is appropriate and why another one is not. Therefore, look for different kinds of non-linear texts, form small groups and discuss why you find the kind of text appropriate (or not).

Mind: There is not always one solution. Get together in groups and discuss the different possibilities. Enjoy!!! 🙂