Let's Go to Italy - Countries Puzzle in Groups

Mix-and-match puzzle about countries. Students work in small groups. Suits NH6 U3.

Submitted by Keith Miyazaki

June 21, 2022

Estimated time: 10-15 minutes

Intended for:

  • New Horizon Elementary 6 page 22
  • This exercise familiarises students with the grammar and style of presentation for New Horizon 6, Unit 3 "Let's Go to Italy." Use it around the middle or second half of the unit, when students have learned the vocabulary and are starting to prepare their presentations/final assessment. Note: the phrases "can [verb]" are underlined and in blue; adjectives are in orange bold font.

    Print out the attachments and cut them into small slips of paper before class.

    Put the class into groups of three or four. Ideally, one or two students in the group use an electronic device (e.g. internet-connected tablet) for research.

    Hand out the slips of paper for the teams to mix-and-match correctly. Remind them that each country has exactly four slips of paper. Initially, just give four countries' slips of paper to each group i.e. sixteen slips in total.

    After the groups have finished, do a summary as a whole-class plenary. Invite students to give feedback about common themes and patterns they noticed.

    1. Keith Miyazaki June 21, 2022

      I would love to see a completely digital implementation of this activity e.g. on Qubena, Royal Note, Github, or another app or website. If anyone knows how: please comment here or on the Discord. Ta!

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