Exercise material ZA1 – English version

12. October 2023
City in background: Cologne, Germany
city in the background: Cologne, Germany

There is good news for all those who want to prepare for the ÖSD ZA1 exam in English: The practice materials in English version are available in the ÖSD webshop.

The ZA1 practice material in English version is specially designed for native speakers of English, learners from English-speaking countries or those learning German as a second language in English-speaking educational institutions. One of the main advantages of using English-language practice materials is to provide a better understanding of the exam format and requirements. The materials are written in English and can help to better understand the specific requirements of the ÖSD ZA1 exam, especially if German is still a foreign language.

A1 German exam: practising in a familiar language

The ÖSD ZA1 German exam is designed for beginners who are just starting to learn German. The exam assesses their knowledge in the areas of listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing and speaking at a basic level.

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The practice materials cover all aspects of the ÖSD exam and offer explanations in English. The materials contain exercises in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing and speaking aimed at developing specific skills required for the exam.

Download exercise material.

Here you can download the English version of the exercise materials.


What does the digital practice tape contain?

With the English-language practice volume you can optimally prepare for the ÖSD Zertifikat A1 exam as well as for the ÖSD Zertifikat A1 / Austria exam variant. In addition to information on the test formats, the examination procedure and the assessment criteria, this digital exercise book in PDF format also contains:

  • a model exam with solutions (in German)
  • three practice sets to prepare for the exam (in German)
  • detailed comments on the exam and solution tips (in English)
  • general information and organisational details on the examination (in English)
  • the transcripts of the listening texts (in German)
  • In addition, a ZIP file with the listening texts is also included.