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 General GameCountries and Flags

SUBMITTED BY: Luke Highstead

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Akemi Wellington-Oguri


DATE ADDED: Jur 5, 2008


  Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:  Students work in teams to match countries with their corresponding flags.



  • CountriesAndFlags attachments: Colour copies are suggested. Number each flag on the reverse numerically starting with number one. Laminate if possible and cut them out, keeping in mind laminated sheets can be cut up really quickly using a ‘paper cutter’.



  1. Teach the whole class how to pronounce the names of the countries and continents on the worksheet.
  2. Have students make groups of 4-5. Each group gets one card (flag) and works out which country it is from the list given on the worksheet. Then one student comes up to the ALT and says: “This is the flag of France. France is in Europe.”
  3. If either answer, country or continent, is wrong, tell them “no.” They must come back and try again. If both answers are correct, they write the answer on their worksheet next to the corresponding flag number and receive the next flag.
  4. The first group to complete the worksheet correctly is the winner. Check the winning team’s worksheet to ensure honesty and accuracy.


  • Give each group a number. Keep track of which set of flags belongs to each group.
  • No matter how absurd it sounds, make sure every student speaks to the ALT.
  • Go over pronunciation of difficult words after the activity for review purposes.



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