Countries and nationalities

Countries and nationalities mind map

States and nationalities gamesThere are many different states and nationalities in the world and we cannot know all of them. However, it is necessary that you know your own nationality and the name of your state. Moreover, I think that you should know at least the names of the most populous countries. That is why I have created the following post. There is a video presentation of 15 countries and nationalities. Then there are these states presented in a mind map and several quizzes to practice the new vocabulary.

Countries and Nationalities – video

Here is a video presentation of all the countries and nationalities taught in this post. Each country and nationality is pronounced by a native speaker and there is their flag.

Next you can listen and sing the following song and try to solve the quiz here. If you succeed you can play a tic-tac-toe game against the computer.

Countries and Nationalities – mind map

After watching the videos above you can ask the students to fill in the following mind map with the correct states and nationalities. If you do not want to teach the nationalities, you can ask your students to fill in the name of the state and all the things they can say in English about each state. (e.g. Italy, pasta, Rome).

Countries and nationalities mind map

Countries and Nationalities – games

Here you can find all the states and nationalities in the wordsearch.

[showmyadsa] And finally, here is a game Teacher invaders to practise all that you know.


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  1. Natalia
    Unfortunately, you haven`t pointed our state name - Ukraine. There is the name of Russia instead. Without any political comments I must say that you are incorrect and enjoying your game in principle I cannot play it with my child. Is it possible to change this frame?
    05/12/2014 at 10:32 am
  2. Zdenda
    The problem with The Ukraine is the fact that the name is irregular. There has to be the article THE which is confusing for the students. The states are selected on the basis of their size and population. I do not want to discuss politics here.
    05/12/2014 at 2:39 pm
  3. Murat
    Hi, Can I ask sth? In your comment above, you (administrator) explained sth about "the". But I don't understand this. Are these countries used with "the" or another thing? Can you say sth? Thanks.
    02/01/2015 at 12:15 pm
  4. Zdenda
    Only some of the names have got THE. Most of them go without THE.
    03/01/2015 at 5:27 am
  5. Olena
    It's Ukraine, not the Ukraine. It was changed 30 year ago.
    10/03/2022 at 8:47 pm
  6. Zdenda
    Thank you, for the information. I remember that this used to be the exception, but I had no idea that it has changed. But as the war started I realised that I was wrong. I will correct it ASAP. Thanks again.
    04/04/2022 at 2:45 am

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