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Countries resources

Learn about different countries with our collection of resources spanning the globe.

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Elementary and Pre-int resources

Countries of Africa

In this activity, students use the comparative and superlative forms to help their partner guess the appropriate African countries.

The right thing

In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to discuss some of the problems in the developing world and identify possible solutions.

Unusual laws from around the world

In this lesson plan, students pose questions about unusual laws and discuss which ones they think are true. The exercise focuses on reading and speaking skills.

One school, 71 languages - elementary

This month's Spot on news lesson is about the kids in a school in south London. They come from 60 countries and speak a total of 71 languages at home.

Intermediate level and above resources

Weather conditions in different countries

Mike Furber wins the Lesson Share competition with this science-based activity.

Tourism in Thailand: Upper intermediate

Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

Tourism in Thailand: Intermediate

Students are given the chance to critically assess the difference between advertising and reality in the tourist industry.

See the world

In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to discuss the potential problems associated with tourism while learning new business vocabulary.

CLIL resources

Amazing world of food: Lesson 1: Where food comes from

In this lesson children identify food that is imported from other countries and describe where imported food comes from and how far it travels to get there. 

Generalizations: Geography

Keith Kelly looks at examples of language used in making generalizations from the area of geography; these can be split into three broad groups: quantity, frequency and certainty.

Change: Geography

Keith Kelly provides a comprehensive lesson plan, with both a language and content focus, accompanied by a list of verbs and nouns associated with change and interaction from the area of geography.

Compounds: Geography

Keith Kelly looks at examples of language used in forming complex noun and adjective phrases from the area of geography, which contain a mixture of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions.

Other resources

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The magic cat: 2 – Countries Video

A song video and related lesson resources that introduces different countries, for beginner-level young learners.

Teaching Business English: Understanding different accents

In this article, Ed Pegg talks about how to help your students understand different accents in a business context.

10th May 2018: £1m now or £1,000 a week for the rest of your life?

A Canadian teenager didn’t just win the lottery, she got to choose how she was paid. Which presents a dilemma …

3rd May 2018: Last male northern white rhino dies

The death of Sudan the rhino should act as a warning of the need to act to prevent mass extinctions around the world, say conservationists.

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