Around The World In Seven Days
It’s been a long time since I last incorporated my own pictures to any lesson ideas. Over time the collection of photos taken in different English speaking countries has grown a bit. Consequently, I thought that this little collection could help me prepare something new for you and your students. The quiz below refers to five English speaking countries, their heritage, places to visit, culture, and traditions. Considering that learning about English speaking countries is an integral part of studying the language, I would like to recommend this quiz to you, dear readers. Let your students find out how much they already know and help them learn more.
There are two main tasks, two versions of an online quiz, ‘On Both Sides Of The Ocean’ and a speaking activity ‘Around the World in Seven Days’
Let’s start with ‘On Both Sides Of The Ocean’
Select the quiz version which best suits you and your needs:
Part 1 (20 questions)
Part 2 (10 questions)
Quiz – kahoot version
Once they have finished the quiz, your learners must be ready for the other activity – ‘Around the World in Seven Days’
Prepare seven envelopes and name them with the places visited on the journey (Malta/ London/ Beyond London/ Scotland/ Ireland/ Chicago/ Southwestern United States). Print and cut out the clues (click and download in pdf format) to use for each place and put them into the right envelope. Place all the envelopes on a separate desk.
Print and cut out the cards (click and download in pdf format) with pictures (Day 1 – Day 7):
Split your learners into seven groups (preferably 2 – 3 students) and ask them, if it is possible, to organize their seats in a semicircle. Distribute the cards (Day 1 – Day 7) so that each team can represent one of the seven days of the journey. Ask the students to look at the pictures on their cards and discuss what places, cities or countries they depict. Next, tell representatives of each group to go to the desk with the envelopes and bring the right one (student with ‘Day 1 card’ should take ‘London envelope’, whereas a student with ‘Day 4 card’ is supposed to bring ‘Scotland envelope’, etc.
Ask the class to think of a name for a girl or a boy. Once they have agreed on the name, for example, John, write the following sentences on the board:
John has just finished his short but exciting journey around the world.
Then, tell your students that this is the beginning of John’s wonderful time spent in some English speaking countries. Their task is to continue the story. In order to do that, they need to open the envelope, study all the clues, and based on them, create at least 5 sentences about what John did on that particular day. Encourage your students to use various time expressions, such as first, then, next, after that, at 3 o’clock, in the morning/afternoon, etc… and be creative.
Set the time limit (5-7 minutes).
After the learners have finished, have them read their sentences out loud in the chronological order.
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