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5.2: B: Die Familie

Logo of Swiss familiy resource site 'Zürich Familie' which is sponsored by 'Die Mobiliar' insurance & prevention. The logos are stacked on top of each other the first in purple, light and dark blue and the second in red and black.

Go to the Swiss family advise website Zürich Familie at: and answer the questions.


What are the headers that this website considers to be "family issues"? How do you say the following in German?

authorities health
children house & garden
emergencies on the road
freetime insurance & budget
parents work
to become a mother


Follow at least 3 of the links (except for FREIZEIT, which you'll deal with in detail in the next exercise) and jot down some notes what topics are listed under each.. What suggestions does the website give for one or two of these subtopics?

Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
Themen Schwarzes Brett
Vorschläge Schwarzes Brett


Click on FREIZEIT, then on FESTE FEIERN.

Screenshot of the FESTE FEIERN webpage on the Zuerich Familie website: Website header shows logos for website and Die Mobiliar insurance and some typical old buildings in Zuerich. Tabs of main navigation at the top includes 'Mutter werden', 'Eltern', 'Kinder', 'Freizeit', 'Gesundheit', 'Bildung/Arbeit'. Thre is a search field and a second navigation in a left hand column. The content of the page, shows the title 'Feste feiern', a photo with party straws and a cut off test 'Rezeptvorschlä für K... natürlich die wichtigsten... und organisiert könner... geniessen!'

What tips does the Website have for a successful birthday party? For invitations and table decorations? Partying at home? What other suggestions do they make?

Read the information about Geburtstagsgeschenk. What presents does the website mention? For whom? What do they say about the wrapping?

What do they recommend for children? And especially for a god-daughter / god-son? (Göttikind in Swiss German)


Follow the link REZEPTE, then KUCHEN, PUDDING UND GETRÄNKE. What recipes are described here? What are the ingredients for one or two cakes? Are there any items here that you would likely NOT see at a birthday party or other celebration in your home country?


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