As some "Newbies" might not speak or read German very well, I would like to offer some help. Here some links to practice German and learn something about Germany: Goethe Institute is a very good Representative and Embassy to our language and culture: English exercise: Protected content and Living in Germany Protected content as well as Culture: Protected content
Something to print out and do some exercise is on Protected content
for the very beginners I recommend to do some exercises on babbel Protected content
And even the BBC is offering some help Protected content Try the German test Protected content
If you worked them all through and want more, let me know.