Oceania in general

Introducing Oceania

There is a huge diversity of cultures in the area called Oceania. Find out more about 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. When 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. You will need these words in your final exams like the MSA or the Abitur.
  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!!! 🙂