German Texts for Beginners

Here are some easy and engaging texts to practice and develop your German reading and comprehension skills. Written by experienced German language instructors, these texts are specifically written to aid German students from the elementary and beginner A1 and A2 levels, as well as meeting the needs of the more advanced B1 and B2 level student.

Texts for beginners include simple sentences with basic vocabulary. More advanced texts feature complex sentences with relative and subordinate clauses and wider use of tenses. Our innovative teaching system clearly indicates the vocabulary level in each reading, making it very easy for any German student to choose appropriate texts for their needs.

Upon completing each reading you can test your comprehension by answering the accompanying questions. Every text is available as a printable PDF. They are ideal for German language students working on their own. They are also perfect for German teachers to use in class or as take-home exercises.

Title Words A1 A2 B1 ? Read Tested
Meine Familie (A1) 104 90% 4% 1% 5% -
Umtausch (A1-A2) 115 77% 10% 5% 8% -
Brief an Marion (A1) 117 76% 9% 3% 12% -
Wir sind umgezogen (B1) 127 76% 5% 7% 12% -
Susanne schreibt einen Brief (A1) 91 75% 9% 0% 16% -
Ferien (A1) 109 75% 8% 4% 13% -
Einkaufen gehen (A2) 112 75% 5% 4% 16% -
Ich bin Tom (A1) 107 73% 3% 0% 24% -
Frühstück (A1) 109 72% 9% 2% 17% -
Der Müritzsee 103 71% 2% 4% 23% -
Mein Tag 112 70% 4% 4% 22% -
Der Skiurlaub (A2) 114 68% 5% 3% 24% -
Der Weg zum Supermarkt (A2) 110 65% 7% 6% 22% -
Im Ausland arbeiten (B1) 112 65% 4% 12% 19% -
Struppi (A1) 115 65% 4% 3% 28% -
Sommerferien in Deutschland (B1) 104 64% 12% 7% 17% -
Morgen kommt der Nikolaus 96 64% 9% 3% 24% -
Im Einkaufszentrum (A2) 124 64% 7% 3% 26% -
Gesunde Lebensweise (A2) 115 63% 10% 14% 13% -
Freundinnen (A1) 100 63% 6% 3% 28% -
Der Umzug 117 62% 5% 9% 24% -
Ferien in Bayern (B1) 111 60% 5% 5% 30% -
Hausputz (A2) 109 57% 10% 7% 26% -
Was will Tom? (A1) 104 56% 5% 6% 33% -
Lebensmittel im Müll (B2) 107 55% 5% 12% 28% -
Gemeinsame Reiseplanung (B1) 112 53% 4% 13% 30% -