Rätsel-Lernspaß – Lösungen

Wenn Sie einer unserer Kunden sind, die einen unserer besonderen Adventskalender am Anfang des Monats bekommen haben, wollen Sie jetzt vielleicht herausfinden, was Sie richtig haben.

If you are one of our customers who received one of our special Advent calendars at the beginning of the month, you might want to find out what you got right. We have published the keys under the news page on our website.


1: horizontal: throat, eyebrows, legs, hips, hands, nose, finger; vertical: neck, chin, ear, teeth, lips, ankle, hair
2: a. flew, flown; b. brought, brought; c. ate, eaten; d. wrote, written; e. learnt, learnt; f. hit, hit; g. taught, taught; h. put, put; i. dreamt, dreamt; j. fell, fallen; k. paid, paid
3: an, ran, near
4: a. fish, b. wives, c. people (formal: persons), d. halves, e. boxes, f. beliefs, g. potatoes, h. children, i. feet, j. sheep, k. cities,
5: a. football, b. tennis, c. netball, d. aerobis, e. cricket, f. cycling, g. rugby; hidden sport: fencing
6: a. false, b. true, c. false, d. true, e. false, f. false, g. true, h. false, i. true, j. false; idiom: over the top
7: a. She isn’t French. b. I like cooking. c. She speaks Spanish. d. They don’t want to learn English. e. We’re not tired and don’t want to go to bed. f. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, and I go to bed early. g. He swears he lies, and he doesn’t like children.
8: Robert/actor, Liz/teacher, Richard/unemployed, jane/banker, Philip/butcher, Susan/nurse
9: a. he, me; b. I, them: c. she, you; d. we, him; e. they, us; f. they, me; g. he, her; h. she, them; i. they, us
10: a. Jennifer, b. Samantha, c. Caroline, d. Barbara, e. Alison, f. Victoria, g. Susan; hidden name: Cameron
11: horizontal: remote, screen, channel, sound, digital, satelite, films, signal; vertical: shows, programm, soaps, series
12: a. roast beef, b. fish and chips, c. shepherd’s pie, d. pork chop, e. Yorkshire pudding, f. mince pies, g. ice cream, h. apple pie, i. spotted dick, j. rice pudding, k. baked potatoes
13: 1. please, 2. speaking, 3. hold, 4. message, 5. tell, 6. pass, 7. thank; hidden word: telephone
14: a. isn’t it, b. didn’t you, c. did you, d. haven’t you, e. aren’t they, f. hasn’t he, g. doesn’t he, h. weren’t you, i. was he, j. hasn’t it, k. is it
15: horizontal: 1. Sir Elton John, 2. Andrew Lloyd Webber, 4. Freddie Mercury, 6. David Bowie; vertical: 3. John Lennon, 5. George Michael, 7. Sir Paul MyCartney, 8. Robbie Williams, 9. Benjamin Britten, 10. Henry Purcell
16: 1. b, 2. b, 3. a, 4. b, 5.c
17: a. to, b. for, c. to, d. in, e. On, f. to, g. for/in, h. to, i. in, j. to, k. By
18: a. train, b. farm, c. front, d. motor, e. moon, f. fan, g. fat, h. iron; unscrambled word: information
19: 1. b, 2. a, 3. a, 4. b, 5. b
20: a. true, b. false, c. false, d. true, e. false, f. false, g. false; idiom: all ears
21: 1. teacher, 2. banker, 3. lawyer, 4. author, 5. priest, 6. painter, 7. butcher
22: a. Just a moment, I’ll put you through. b. Can I just take your number, please? c. I’d like to speak to Susan Daniels, please. d. I’m afraid she’s on the other line. e. I’ll just see if she’s available. f. I’ll pass on the message and ask her to call you back.
23: as, sea, same
24: a. play, b. junior, c. grammar, d. college, e. primary, f. Infant; hidden word: uniform


1: an, LAN, plan
2: a. faster, fastest; b. happier, happiest; c. older, oldest; d. nicer, nicest; e. later, latest; f. easier, easiest; g. hotter, hottest; h. more expensive, most expensive; i. littler/smaller, littlest/smallest; j. more, most; k. worse, worst
3: across: 4. umbrella, 5. tights, 6. skirts; down: 1. trousers, 2. blouses, 3. jacket
4: a. isn’t it, b. did you, c. hasn’t he, d. haven’t you, e. weren’t you, f. aren’t they, g. was he, h. doesn’t he, i. isn’t it, j. didn’t you, k. hasn’t it, l. mustn’t we
5: a. false, b. true, c. true, d. false, e. true, f. false, g. false, h. true, i. false, j. false; idiom: money talks
6: a. built, built; b. bought, bought; c. cut, cut; d. drew, drawn; e. ate, eaten; f. forgot, forgotten; g. went, gone; h. knew, known; i. paid, paid; j. stole, stolen; k. taught, taught; l. threw, thrown
7: an, man, mean
8: a. It is made of steel and glass. b. Take the reports to him. c. This is a package for her. d. Eat lunch with us. e. We are going to the boardroom meeting. f. We don’t need to inform them. g. He is off sick. h. They fired the Managing Director.
9: a. filofax, b. Germany, c. ten, d. clock, e. summary, f. customer, g. mobile, h. receive, i. Easter, j. dollar, k. pencil, l. rise
10: 1. b, 2. a, 3. a, 4. b, 5. b, 6. b, 7. a
11: horizontal: accounts, chairman, deputy, director, division, manager, production, sales; vertical: personnel, reception
12: 1. a, 2. b, 3. b, 4. a, 5. b, 6. a
13: across: 1. trousers, 5. belt, 6. suits; down: 1. ties, 2. coat, 3. socks, 4. shirts
14: a. safe, b. unsafe, c. safe, d. safe, e. unsafe, f. safe, g. safe, h. unsafe, i. safe, j. unsafe, k. safe, l. unsafe; idiom: who dares wins
15: 1.c, 2. b, 3. b, 4. b, 5. a
16: a. he, b. We, c. They, d. I, e. She, f. he, g. She, h. I
17: a. review a situation, b. attend a meeting, c. type a CV, d. find a job, e. attach a file, f. finish a project, g. play a role, h. discover a defect, i. visit a home page, j. complete a questionnaire, k. fill in a form, l. send an e-mail
18: a. Who is from Germany? b. What should I take to Mrs Smith? c. Who is this package for? d. Who should/can I eat lunch with? e. Where are you going? f. Who don’t we need to inform? g. Where is Mr Heath?/Who is off sick? h. Who fired the Managing Director?
19: 1. b, 2. a, 3. c. 4. c, 5. b
20: a. mother, b. foreign, c. native, d. three, e. pronunciation, f. fluent, g. confidence
21: 1. wand, 2. war, 3. chef, 4. bad, 5. art, 6. fast, 7. also, 8. pension
22: a. She isn’t Italian. b. I understand stocks and shares. c. He respects his colleagues. d. The Marketing Department doen’t need more staff. e. We’re not late and don’t have to/needn’t hurry up. f. I don’t read and write English fluently. g. They communicate and listen to new ideas.
23: a. accountancy/auditor, b. policing/constable, c. health/nurse, d. sport/footballer, e. education/teacher, f. tourism/tour operator, g. science/chemist, h. IT/software development, i. construction/roofer, j. investment/broker, k. banking/teller, l. trade/salesman
24: a. Make a professionak break from your old job. b. Take a break between jobs. c. Find out as much as possible about the new company. d. Try to get to know your new colleagues. e. Ask questions and listen to the answers. f. Be prepared to work longer and harder than usual.


Some Christmas Carols for 2015 / Einige Weihnachtslieder für 2015

Gerade noch rechtzeitig vor Weihnachten haben wir eine Auswahl von Weihnachtsliedern ausgewählt, die Sie im Downloadbereich mit Übersetzungen lesen und herunterladen können.


Thanks for joining us at Braunschweig’s Christmas market

We would like to send our thanks to everybody who joined us at the German Christmas market yesterday. Now we all know a lot more about the mulled wine and its origin. Once again, our genius Dirk won the quiz – maybe in 2016, he will help the others with hints so that we can end up with a draw! J

It was the 47th After Work Stammtisch get-together and it will be the last in 2015. We are definitely looking forward to seeing you again at our regular venue, the Pentahotel, on 5th January 2016!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Happy Halloween!

Hier sind einige Q&A Frage und Antworten als Witze zu Halloween. Have fun trick and treating!

Q: Why aren’t there more famous skeletons?
A: They’re a bunch of no bodies!

Q: What is a Mummies’ favorite type of dance music?
A: Wrap!!!!!

Q: What do little trees say on Halloween?
A: Twig or treat!

Q: Why do ghosts and demons get along so well?
A: Because demons are a ghosts best friend forever!

Q: What do birds give out on Halloween?
A: Tweets!

Q: What do blondes and Jack-O-Lanterns have in common?
A: Both have blank smiling expressions and are hollow inside!

Q: Why do witches need to wear name tags?
A: So, they would know which witch is which!

Q: What happened to the guy who couldn’t keep up payments to his exorcist?
A: He was repossessed, again!

Q: Why doesn’t anyone like Count Dracula?
A: He’s a real pain in the neck!

Q: What goes Ha-ha-ha-ha!, thud!!! and keeps laughing?
A: A monster laughing its head off!

Q: How many witches does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Depends on what you want to change it into!!

Q: Why can’t mummies go on vacation?
A: Because they’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind!

Q: What kind of shoes do baby ghosts wear?
A: Boo-ties!

Q: What did the skeleton say when his brother told a lie?
A: You can’t fool me, I can see right through you!

Q: What does a ghost swim in?
A: DEAD SEA water!

Q: What kind of roads do young ghosts haunt?
A: Dead ends!

Q: How can you tell if a vampire has a horrible cold?
A: By his deep loud coffin!

Q: What do you call two witches living together?
A: Broom-mates!

Q: Why shouldn’t you try to hug a spooky ghost?
A: Because all you get is a couple of handfuls of sheet!

Happy Halloween 2015!


Our 5th anniversary


Am 6. Oktober 2015 feiern wir das 5-jährige Jubiläum von ENGLISH GOES GLOBAL beim 45. After Work Stammtisch im Pentahotel in Braunschweig.

Zu diesem Anlass gibt es ein Quiz über die englische Sprache.
Wir freuen uns schon, Sie dort zu sehen.
Kostenlos, unverbindlich und leger! Seien Sie dabei!

Dienstag, 6. Oktober 2015
19:00-20:30 Uhr
Pentahotel Braunschweig
(Auguststraße 6, 38100 Braunschweig)


O Captain, my Captain!

Im Gedenken an Robin Williams zeigt der Verein Sommerkino Braunschweig e.V. (Institut für Medienforschung (IMF) bei der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK)) das mehrfach ausgezeichnete Drama DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989) am 13. August 2015.

Who will we see there?

Allgemein News

Happy Mandela Day – 18 July 2015

Tour de France #14: Mandela Day victory for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung at Le Tour

Read a full roundup on www.supersport.com.




Die folgenden Filme – „Kult und Klassiker“ – werden im Originalton gezeigt werden:
16.07.2015 Django
23.07.2015 The Great Dictator
30.07.2015 Dial M for Murder
06.08.2015 The Beach
13.08.2015 Dead Poets Society
20.08.2015 Wunschfilm

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We love all After Work Stammtisch participants!

Many thanks to all of tonight’s participants at our 42nd After Work Stammtisch.

Many of your imaginative explanations for why the number 42 has been used in a conspicuously diverse choice of areas, e.g. from science to religion and astronomy to gaming – to naming but a few.

Take a look at this interesting article taken from the British online newspaper The Independent if you would really like to know why exactly Douglas Adams said the following sentence in his well-known novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: „The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.“ http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/42-the-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything-2205734.html

By the way, the article also states 42 „things“ that evolve around the number „magical“ 42 to fuel your fascination, including not only some facts which we spoke about e.g. „There are 42 US gallons in a barrel of oil.“ – in the UK 1 gallon (gal) converts to 4.536 litres (l), whereas in the US 1 gal converts to 3.785 liters (l) (Go figure!- And tell us guys and gals all about it at the next After Work Stammtisch on August 4th or 4th August?) – but additionally some other facts such as „Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert died aged 42; they had 42 grandchildren and their great-grandson, Edward VIII, abdicated at the age of 42.“

And for everyone who was attentively perking uo their ears when I told you about the „Sommerkino Braunschweig“, you will find more about the films as well as when and where this film festival is going to take place: http://sommerkino-braunschweig.de/programm/
Looking forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget that it is worthwhile to be there early enough to find enough room to sit in front of the outdoor screen. If the weather is good, you can be certain that many people will be there. Good luck!

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Ab heute (02.07.) MINIONS 3D in OV!

An den folgenden Terminen zeigt das C1 Kino MINIONS 3D in Originalfassung:
Donnerstag, 02.07.2015 – 22:45 (Saal 3)
Freitag, 03.07.2015 – 22:45 (Saal 3)
Samstag, 04.07.2015 – 22:45 (Saal 3)
Dienstag, 07.07.2015 – 22:45 (Saal 3)
Mittwoch, 08.07.2015 – 22:45 (Saal 1)

Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated slapstick comedy film and a prequel/spin-off to the Despicable Me franchise. Produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, the film was written by Brian Lynch, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The film stars Pierre Coffin (as the Minions), Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and Geoffrey Rush. The film premiered on June 11, 2015, in London, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 10, 2015. The film was first foreshadowed in the ending credits of Despicable Me 2, where Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, three of the Minions, are seen auditioning for the film. (Wikipedia)