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Countries resources

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

Historical map of the world

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

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.

Survival Guide: Culture shock

Lindsay Clandfield and Duncan Foord highlight signs of culture shock and give us tried and tested tips on how to deal with it.

Tuk Tuk Travels

Two teachers, Nick and Rich, travelled around the world in a tuk tuk to visit charitable projects and promote English language teaching. We followed their adventures here on onestopenglish.

Your English: Collocations: embargo

Embargoes are in the news, so Tim Bowen trades some topical collocations.

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