Languages at Work
Languages at Work

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Languages at Work

5 World tour

This section aims to expand your knowledge of other countries around the globe. It will help you gain an insight into the variety of cultures on our planet.

Activity 18 Continents and their countries in the world

You should allow 15 minutes

(a) Have a look at this map of the world and try to identify all the continents.

(b) Can you name at least three countries per continent?



(a) The continents are:

  1. Europe

  2. America

  3. Africa

  4. Asia

  5. Oceania.

(b) The PDF document below provides a list of all the countries in each continent.

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Activity 19 Flags of the world

You should allow 5 minutes

Look at the images of flags below and try to match them with the countries they belong to.

The countries

  • Greece

  • Nepal

  • Mexico

  • Chile

  • Morocco

  • China.

The flags



The PDF file below includes the answers.

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Activity 20 Identifying countries

You should allow 5 minutes

Now try to identify the countries from Activity 20 on the map below.

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Provide version of map with the countries shaded in and labelled. Not provided in course materials, but can be provided if necessary.

Activity 21 Identity card of a country

You should allow 60 minutes

Now choose a country from the list in Activity 19 and find out as much information as you can about it. Include the following facts:

  • capital city

  • official language

  • currency

  • population

  • traditions

  • festivals

  • dress code

  • food.

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