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use of the verb, be in the context of people from around the world.
Elementary-beginners level


In this lesson, students learn vocabulary for countries and nationalities, and this is practiced in a word quiz.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of countries and nationalities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Pronunciation / /, /tf/, /f/, /dz/


Warmer/Lead-in (12-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Introduce myself. Ask the students to introduce themselves. Write the word CONTINENT on the board and elicit /teach its meaning. Ask ss how many continents there are (six) and ask if they can name them. Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia)

Test #1 (12-15 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ask ss to open books to page 6. Exercise 1a. Pair ss. ask them to tell each other the names of 3 countries in English. Get feedback and write some of their answers on the board. Ask ss to go to the Vocabulary Bank , The World on p149. a. Do this exercise in pairs. Listen and check answers. b. As an open group exercise, elicit names of continents and their adjectives.

Teach (20-25 minutes) • To clarify adjective forms of countries and continents and focus on pronunciation

Exercise 2a) Listen and repeat. Model and Choral drilling. 2b) Listen and repeat. Model and Choral drilling. Now work in pairs and practise with a partner. Ask ss to turn to page 149. Focus on the compass points and model and drill the pronunciation.North, South, East, West. Exercise 2a) Work in pairs and match . Listen and check. In an open group, elicit to check understanding and pronunciation. Ask ss to add their countries to the list with the nationality adjective. Elicit which group the adjective belongs to. Tell ss that the nationality word is normally the same as the word for the language of the country. Example: Spain-Spanish, Hungary- Hungarian. This is not a rule, though. Example- Syria, UAE, Lebanon, Iran, India.

Test #2 (15-20 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Focus on 2b. Page 149. Cover the words and look at the maps. Ask ss if they can remember the countries and nationalities. Instruction: Cover the words. Now work as a pair and try to remember. Elicit as an open group. Correct mistakes and pronunciations as an open group.

Free practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Do b on the activity sheet orally with the students. Elicit from students. Introduce the Bingo game. Give each student a bingo card . Tell ss I will be calling out nationalities at random. If they have the country on their card, they should cross it out. The first student to cross out all the countries should shout Bingo! Call out nationalities at random. Tick them off as I go. When a student shouts Bingo!, ask them to say the countries on the card. Check if they are the ones I have already ticked. If not, continue the game until a winner is found.

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