ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES
The following learning path
is part of a larger project focused on some
cultural aspects of the main English speaking countries. This teaching
unit is particularly
addressed to teachers who want to introduce their students to some
historical and cultural aspects of the United States.
following lessons are recommended for students of a secondary school
pre-intermediate (A2 to B1 according to the Common European
Students know a few
words related to
the area of geography, economy and politics
A habit to
work in groups and in pairs is recommended.
Objectives: By the end of the lessons,
students should be able to:
and understand general information about the United States;
describe the main features and events related to the U.S.;
different type of questions to the texts.
some new vocabulary related to the area of geography, economy,
words, such as: tributaries,
mountain chain, fall, trade, cattle, dairy produce,
the main geographical features, historical events and other cultural
the United States;
material could be used in classes with a large number of pupils.
According to their
number, it would be up to the teacher whether to have plenary
better a cooperative learning activity such as the jigsaw reading [E1]
This way the class could be divided into smaller groups to learn all
about one specific cultural aspect (e.g. history or geography); then
member could relate the rest of his/her group about what he/she has
As regards the
students’ activities to test their knowledge, the teacher would decide
these questions for a written or oral report, according to the material
disposal in your classroom.