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Quiz: “Do you know English and English-speaking countries?”
Do you know English and English-speaking countries?
TEAM 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8. The county which is called “The Gardens of England”. 7. The royal headwear. 6. The famous university of England, not Cambridge. 5. The second letter of the word “prince”. 4. The word for a “king” or a “queen”. 3. The name of Queen Victoria’s husband. 2. The name of Prince William’s brother. 1. The pre-historic monument in the south-west of England consisting of huge stones. TEAM 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7. The biggest part of Great Britain. 6. The home town of the Beatles pop group. 5. A historic castle in central London built by William the Conqueror, a former prison. 4. The birthplace of William Shakespeare. 3. The island to the left of the island of Great Britain. 2. The name of the famous English king who had a lot of wives. 1. The main square in the centre of London.
The names of the teams are: TEAM 1. SHAMROCK TEAM 2. THISTLE
The plan of the quiz. 1.English-speaking countries Royal family quiz -5 points USA quiz – 5 points Canada quiz – 5 points Australian animals quiz – 10 points 2. Borrowings – 30 points
3. Idioms quiz Nose idioms – 5 points Colour idioms – 5 points 4. Guess the melody – 15 points Total – 80 points
TASK 1 QUIZ ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES
TASK 1 PART 1 Royal family Quiz How well do you know the British royal family?
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
1. What is the family name of the present royal family? Tudor Smith Stuart Windsor
2. When did Queen Elizabeth II become Queen? 1952 1962 1972 1982
3. Which university did Prince William attend? Oxford University Cambridge University St Andrews University London University
4. Who was once part of the British horse-riding team in the Olympic Games? Prince Philip Prince Charles Prince Andrew Princess Anne
5. Which member of the royal family is president of England’s Football Association? a) Prince Charles b) Princess Anne c) Prince William d) Prince Harry
Answers. 1. Windsor is the family name of the present royal family. 2. Queen Elizabeth II became Queen in 1952. 3. Prince William attended St Andrews University. 4. Princess Anne was once part of the British horse-riding team. 5. Prince William is president of England’s Football Association. 6. British monarchs are crowned in Westminster Abbey. 7. Lady Grey reigned for 9 days.
Do you know? Everybody knows that Henry VIII had six wives. But not many people know that his sixth wife, Catherine Parr, had four husbands of her own including Henry. The surname of the British Royal Family is Windsor. This might sound very British, but the Royal Family’s ancestors were German. Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, was born in Britain, but her mother and her husband were both German.
TASK 1 PART 2 USA Quiz
Choose the correct answer a, b or c
1) The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frederic Bartholdi and was given to the US by France in 1884 as a symbol of Franko-American friendship. But who was the model for the statue? Bartholdi’s wife Bartholdi’s mother Bartholdi’s daughter
2) Which country is bigger, Canada or the USA? Canada The USA
3) Your American friends say to you, “ Let’s go see a ball game.” What do they mean? volleyball basketball baseball
4) The two largest political parties in the US are the Republicans and the Democrats. The Republican Party is traditionally represented by an elephant. What animal represents the Democratic Party? a donkey a tiger a monkey
5) What is the New York underground called? the metro the subway the tube
Answers. The model for the Statue of Liberty was Bartholdi’s mother. Canada is bigger than the USA. A ball game is baseball. A donkey represents the Democratic Party. The New York underground is called the subway.
Do you know what it is ? The Great Seal of the USA
WHO SAYS NUMBER 13 IS UNLUCKY? This much abused number is the keynote of the Great Seal of the United States. In it there are: 13 stars 13 stripes 13 arrows 13 letters in the motto 13 olive leaves 13 olives 13 feathers on each arrow
TASK 1 PART 3 CANADA QUIZ
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
1. The capital of Canada is Toronto Montreal Quebec d) Ottawa
2. Which animal is an official emblem of Canada? a) the beaver b) the moose c) the polar bear d) the black cat
3. Which place in Canada is called ‘the honeymoon capital of the world’? the Yukon Newfoundland Montreal Niagara Falls
4. Which Canadian singer had a worldwide hit with a song from the Titanic movie? Avril Lavigne Shania Twain Celine Dion Diana Krall
5. The Canadian head of state is a) the Queen b) the President c) the Prime Minister d) the Governer General
Answers. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. The beaver is an official symbol of Canada. ‘The honeymoon capital of the world’ is the Niagara Falls. Celine Dion had a hit with a song from the “Titanic”. The Canadian head of state is the Queen.
TASK 1 PART 4 AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS QUIZ
Match the animals with their names 1 – kookaburra 2 –cockatoo 3 – platypus 4 – koala 5 – anteater 6 – dingo 7 – lyrebird 8 – echidna 9 – wombat 10 - emu
Do you know what ‘Strine’ is? Australian people speak English but their English is a bit different from British or American English. They have their own special words and phrases called ‘Strine’. Here are some examples: Arvo – afternoon Barbie – barbecue Chrissie – Christmas Cow – anything that is difficult Crook – not well, ill
Dead horse – tomato sauce Grizzle – to complain Kanga or kangaroo — shoe Lollies – sweets Lolly – money Mate – a best friend Snags –sausages
Can you work out what these sentences mean? Hey, mate! Come along to our barbie this arvo. We’re going to cook the snags. I don’t mean to grizzle, but I was feeling pretty crook during Chrissie.
TASK 2. BORROWINGS.
The English language has many words which have been borrowed from other languages. Can you guess where the following words come from? Match the word and the language.
French: menu, cafe, bouquet Greek: physics, theatre, chemistry Italian: pizza, soprano, fresco Russian: sputnik,samovar Spanish: guitar, canyon, tango German: hamburger, kindergarten, poodle Turkish: coffee, kiosk, caviar Hindi: shampoo, bungalow, pyjamas Japanese: kimono, hara-kiri, judo
Do you know English?
TASK 3. PART 1. “NOSE” IDIOMS
Can you match the “nose” idioms on the left with their definitions on the right? to pay through the nose 2.to follow one’s nose 3.to keep one’s nose Clean 4.to have one’s nose in the air 5.to have one’s nose in the book to keep out of trouble, especially trouble with law b) to be reading c) to pay too much d) to go straight ahead e) to behave as if you are better than someone else
Answers. to pay through the nose 2.to follow one’s nose 3.to keep one’s nose clean 4.to have one’s nose in the air 5.to have one’s nose in the book c) to pay too much d) to go straight ahead c) to keep out of trouble, especially trouble with law e) to behave as if you are better than someone else b) to be reading
TASK 3. PART 2. COLOUR IDIOMS
Match the idioms with the correct definition.
1. to be in the red a) to be in a dangerous situation b) to be bleeding c) to have spent more money than you had in your bank account
2. to have green fingers a) to wear green gloves b) to be very good at gardening c) to be very interested in the environment
3. to feel blue a) to be fond of the colour blue b) to enjoy a beautiful blue sky c) to be sad or depressed
4. to want everything in black and white to want information in a very clear written form to be a fan of old black-and-white films to buy only black or white clothes
5. to see life through rose-coloured glasses a) to wear glasses with pink lenses b) to see the world better than it really is c) to be colour-blind
Answers. to be in the red c) to have spent more money than you had in your bank account 2. to have green fingers b) to be very good at gardening 3. to feel blue c) to be sad or depressed 4. to want everything in black and white a) to want information in a very clear written form 5. to see life through rose-coloured glasses b) to see the world better than it really is
Do you know what a Death Valley is? Going to Death Valley once meant danger and even death. It’s the hottest place in the USA and summer temperatures there can reach 54 degrees ! Today it’s a national park and thousands of people drive there to enjoy the beauty of this strange land.
There are lots of ghost towns in Death Valley. In the 1800s people streamed to Death Valley looking for gold and silver. The terrible heat combined with hard work made people leave the towns.
Today, you can visit there eerie ghost towns and look inside old houses, prisons and banks to see how people lived back then.
Task 5. Guess the melody.
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