Task 2: Building our European Map


 My country


Skills : writing/reading an identity card (A1)/preparing a presentation of a country (A2) including the following data (population, capital city, main cities, famous places, major dates, famous people)

Language input : language of tourism/describing attractions, present simple, simple past


Task 1 : in groups

In each country, in groups organize a quiz :

  • Prepare three questions on your country

  • Post these questions on the twinspace (see forum below with folders for each country)

  • Answer each others' questions 


Task 2 : in groups

  • Prepare an identity card of your country that includes the following information : 1) number of inhabitants, 2) capital city, 3) main cities (four or five), 4) major dates (maximum of five), 5) famous places (three or four), 6) famous people (maximum of five). Don't forget your flag !

  • Display only five criteria out of the six criteria. Leave one criteria uncompleted. Groups can choose different criteria

  • Present your identity card in ppt

  • Post it on twinspace.


Task 3 : in groups

In groups, read your correspondents' identity card.

Question your correspondents to complete the missing information.


Task 4 : in groups

Vote for the best identity card and justify your answer.


Task 5 : in groups (not compulsory) :

Look at these caricatures (see document attached)

Match the caricatures to the countries

Draw a caricature of your country using this software http://www.magixl.com


Look at these gestures or face expressions (see document attached)

Guess the feeling(s) it expresses


 How European are you ?


There are 12 stars on the EU flag

What do they correspond to ?

How many countries are members of the EU ?

Where does the European parliament sit ?

How do you call its members

Where does the European commission sit ?


1952 : Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany form The European Coal and Steel Community


1957 : The Treaty of Rome is signed. It is the beginning of the European Economic Community (EEC)


1961 : The Berlin wall is built


1973 : Britain, Ireland and Denmark join the EEC


1981 : Greece joins the EEC


1985 : the EEC become the European Community (EC)


1986 : Spain and Portugal join the EC


1989 : the Berlin falls and Germany is reunified


1992 : The EC becomes the European Union (EU)


1995 : Austria, Sweden and Finland join the EU


2002 : the euro comes into circulation


2004 : The Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia join the EU


2007 : Bulgaria and Romania join the EU


You can test your knowledge on Europe and do these games ...







And now to go even further ....


Europe is not just states, it is also a diversity of languages that are celebrated in September



Discover them and have a look at these web sites




http://www.cilt.org.uk/edl/dowloads.htm #leaflet07



File archive

Folder Number of folders # of Documents  
France 0 15
Greece 0 1
Italy 0 2
Poland 0 1
Romania 0 3
Turkey 0 1
United Kingdom 0 14
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