A colleague and textbook author, Michael Miller, recorded himself telling a fairly long, and rather silly, story for review of German 1. Take a listen! You'll find this recording HERE:
Do you understand the entire story? Which phrases are new to you?
Try either to rewrite the story, or to write several questions relating to this story!
Also, practice retelling the story yourself. I did. I sure felt silly! But I also felt it was a good exercise. (Thanks Michael!)