Randa Abdelhalim Randa Abdelhalim

Countries and Nationalities
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn about continents, countries, nationalities, flags.


Abc Pictures - visual aids - Gap-filling handout -A &B handout

Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of Countries and Nationalities in the context of Traveling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice of questions about Countries and Nationalities in the context of Traveling


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-T Shows students a picture of a plane and letting them guess the topic. - T asks questions as : Do you like travelling? Did any one here travel before? what is your favorite country? What is the best country to travel to? -Praise SS and tell them today we are going to talk about countries and nationalities.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

- T divides SS into 2 teams, each team chooses a name and for them. - T shows SS a picture of the world map, T models one continent and puts it on its right place - T asks 3 volunteers from each team to come to the board and do the same - T divides the board into 6 sections for the 6 continents by pictures. - Each team will have 6 pictures of countries. -T sets a competition between the 2 teams. -SS go to the board by turn and see who is faster to put every country in its continent. -There will be a winner team, clap for them.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

- T shows a country picture. - T elicits the name of the country from its map and flag, shows the word stress, then drilling. - T clarifies that all countries are (nouns) and capitalized. - T asks what we call the people in this country?, elicits the nationality, shows the word stress, then drilling. - T clarifies that all nationalities are (adj) and capitalized. Pronunciation: (show word stress and intonation). England: ɪ́ŋglənd English: ɪ́ŋglɪʃ America: əmɛ́rəkə American: əmɛ́rəkən Italy: ɪ́təlɪj Italian: ɪtáljən India: ɪ́ndɪjə Indian: ɪ́ndɪjən Spain: speɪn Spanish: spænɪʃ Turkey: tə́ːkɪj Turkish: tə́ːkɪʃ France: frɑ́ːns French: frɛ́nʧ Russia: rə́ʃə Russian: rə́ʃən China: ʧɑ́jnə Chinese: ʧɑjnɪ́jz Japan: ʤəpán Japanese: ʤapənɪ́jz Germany: ʤə́ːmənɪj German: ʤə́ːmən Egypt: /ˈiːdʒɪpt/ Egyptian: /ɪˈdʒɪpʃən/

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

- T does Chest Modeling and gives instructions to SS like, China ; Chinese. - T asks ICQs like, will you answer with your partner or alone first? - SS complete the country with the Nationality alone first, then check their answers with their partners. - T writes the answer key on the board so they can check the spelling too.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- T divides SS into A & B. - T gives instructions about how will they discuss the questions like, - T gives students A & B questions about travelling and countries. - SS discuss these questions in mingling by switching pairs. - T monitors SS with no interruption, catches their mistakes, writes them on the board, then clarifies the correct pronunciation to them by drilling after finishing the discussion.

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