where in the world activities

Okuma Süresi:3 Dakika, 3 Saniye

Conversation Corner – Where in the World? (1)

Where could you stay if you visited this
place? Think of several options.
What kind of animals could possibly live in
this environment?
What dangers could you encounter when
going there?
Would you like to visit this place?
Explain why (or why not).
Name ten countries where you could find
similar landscapes.
Tell the class where you plan to go for your
next vacation and what you can do there.
Are there similar places near where you live?
Where are they? Have you been there?
How do you think local people make a living?

What could threaten this seemingly perfect

Where in the world could this be? You have
two guesses. Why do you think so?
What can you see in the picture?
Describe it as detailed as you can.
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
Explain why.
How many seasons are there in this place?
Name them and say when they are.
What kind of temperatures and weather
could you expect here?
What kind of clothes would you need when
you visit this place? List them per season.
What kind of activities or sports could you
do here? List them per season.
How could you get there and how would you
get around once you are there?
How could you get up the mountains?
Think of various possibilities.

Farming, tourist industry (restaurant,
guides, ski instructors, etc.), commute to
nearby cities for white collar jobs etc.
Pollution (e.g. pesticides, fertilizer, waste
water), deforestation and soil erosion, mass
tourism, littering, global warming (melting
snowcaps), noise pollution etc.
Answers may vary.
Answers may vary.
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France,
Italy, Hungary, China, Japan, Nepal, Ecuador,
Sweden, Norway, Canada, USA etc.
Answers may vary.

Teacher Notes & Concise Answer Key

Deer, wolf, bear, fox, rabbit, squirrel, fowl
(e.g. partridge, pheasant), mice, etc.
Hotel, (youth) hostel, bed & breakfast,
homestay, tent (summer)

Rapidly changing weather when hiking,
avalanche (winter), slippery paths or slopes,
rockfall, bear attack (not in Swi) etc.

Hike up a gentle slope, climb up a mountain,
go by cable car, by rail (e.g. Jungfraubahn
cogwheel train aka strub rack system).
Get there by car, plane, train, bus etc.
Get around also by bicycle, on foot etc.
Skiing, cross country skiing, skating, hiking,
wild-water rafting, mountain biking, sailing,
paragliding, canoeing, mountain climbing etc.
How many seasons are there in this place?
Spring (21/3-20-6), summer (21/6-20/9),
autumn/fall (21/9-20/12), winter (21/12-
Focus on key vocabulary and encourage Ss to
use full sentences.
E.g. In the foreground there is a wooden
fence around the meadow.
Mountain, snow-capped, peak, picturesque
houses with chimneys, forested slopes, etc.
Switzerland (Susten Pass)

Summer clothes: T-shirt, shorts, socks,
trainers, hiking boots, cap, light jacket
Spring/Autumn: also windbreaker, trousers,
sweater, flannel shirt
Winter: warm clothes such as winter coat,
ski jacket, ski boots or moon boots, gloves or
mittens, scarf, earmuffs, sunglasses
More combinations possible.
Snow, rain, wind, hail, sunshine, fog etc.
Warm (25C?) to very cold (up to -15C?).
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
Answers may vary.
Teacher Notes
 This answer key is deliberately kept concise since the idea of these Conversation Corners
is to talk rather informally and share information, not being given all the information by
the teacher. BTW, the conversation should focus more on expressing opinions than giving
correct answers.
 Students could be given the opportunity to do some research on the Internet to find more
information and answers to the questions.
 Also, students could prepare questions they were unable to answer and give a short
presentation during the next lesson.
 Have a dictionary at hand (or an Internet


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