Culture Quiz of English-speaking Countries with 32 Question Cards
The beginning of the new year is spectacularly rich in celebrations of English-speaking countries. At the end of January we celebrate Australia Day, in February New Zealand’s Waitangi Day and of course, the American Presidents’ Day. These days provide a timely opportunity to enrich your lessons by including cultural aspects of English-speaking countries. In this post we’d like to introduce three cultural content based activities for three different levels of ability
Organise a fun parade for your students. Divide the class into groups, delegate them to an English-speaking country and ask them to colour their flag. Help them prepare for a parade, let them fly their flags and march across the classroom to the national anthem. Look at a world map together and have them place their flags on it. Also encourage them to create a poster or draw other pictures that symbolise their country.
Download the flags for the colouring activity here.
For the symbols, please check the downloadable board game and cards.
Dedicate the end of the lesson to learn about some of the English-speaking countries. BOOKR Class has created a board game to help you and your students acquire information in an light-hearted interactive way. Divide the class into smaller groups of three or four students and distribute the board game, a deck of cards, a dice and figures. If necessary, go through the instructions on the fields.
The winner is the first student who reaches the finish line.
English- speaking countries – CIVILIZATION PRESENTATION
Develop your students’ presentation and social skills with the help of civilisation presentations. Divide the class into groups of two or three students and distribute the names of English-speaking countries. Encourage them to create an exciting presentation of the country with fun facts and the most important symbols. Preparing notes and rehearsing the presentation together can boost their confidence.
Next, allocate some time for each group to present their country. Don’t forget to evaluate their work, and encourage peer feedback, too. If you’d like to test their attention and understanding, the cards of the downloadable board game might help.
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