Recommending countries to visit

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 3

Choose one of the countries below and make recommendations of what people should do there (e.g. starting with “If you visit this country…”) until your partners guess which place you are talking about. Do you agree with their ideas?

Suggested countries

France Italy Belgium Austria

Australia Brazil Russia Netherlands

Turkey Indonesia Norway Switzerland

Greece Denmark Argentina Ireland

Iceland Thailand Portugal Czech Republic

Philippines Egypt Vietnam Croatia

Cuba Burma Malta Wales

The UK Georgia Germany Northern Ireland

What are the possible confusions with the place names above (pronunciation, confusion with other countries etc)?

Useful language

I’d (probably/ really/ strongly) recommend…+ ing

You (really) must/ have to/ I’ve (really) got to…

Don’t miss…+ ing

Make sure you…

Whatever you do,…+ imperative

If I were you, I’d (definitely)…

Personally,…

You (really) should…

You could… (if you like)

(I think that) … would be your kind of thing

I’ve heard that… is great/ fantastic/ beautiful/ unforgettable

… is (well) worth… + ing (…)

(I think/ I guess/ I’m sure/ I bet) you’ll like/ really like/ love…

It’s the most…/ the… est in Asia/ the world/…

Do the same, but just describing the place rather than giving recommendations

Do the same, but for towns and cities

Suggested towns and cities

Cologne

Munich

Bruges

Brussels

Florence

Geneva

Venice

Rome

Paris

Athens

Naples

Turin

Milan

The Hague

Moscow

Beijing

Prague

Seville

Kiev

Warsaw

Belgrade

Useful language

I picture it as…

I’d imagine it’s…

As far as I remember…

I think I once heard that…

Someone told me…

I saw this place on telly and…

If it’s anything like… it must be…

What adjectives and other words can you use to describe towns and cities?

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