The Great International Night Out guess the country

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 7

Try to guess the country in each sentence below. Some countries are used more than once.

 They first had the idea of putting vegetables on large flat pieces of bread, similar to modern pizza

 Modern pizzas couldn’t be invented until the tomato was discovered by Europeans there

 The Pizza Margarita, the first modern pizza, was invented there in 1889

 The idea of pizza was taken back from Europe to that country by soldiers who had been fighting in Europe in WWII

 Pizza chains like Pizza Hut that have spread pizzas all over the world are from there

 People from there eat over ten kilogrammes of pizza a year

 The world’s largest pizza was baked there

 “Discotheques” with dancing to recorded music were invented there because jazz bands were banned in clubs during WWII

 The wife of the president of that country was photographed doing The Twist, helping to make discos really take off

 Karaoke started in a bar there when the landlord asked customers to sing to recorded music because the guitarist hadn’t turned up

 Restaurants there often have several karaoke machines going at the same time!

Read the texts on pgs 70 and 71 or check your answers with your teacher.

Discussion questions

 How popular are those three things in your country? Why do you think that is so?

 What other foreign customs are popular in your country? Why do you think that it is those things rather than others?

 How do you feel about foreign ideas like these spreading all over the world? Do they displace native customs?

 Are those things different in your country to how they are in their original country/ countries? How?

 What things from your country are popular abroad? What other things do you think could be?

 What do you think about globalisation generally?

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The Great International Night Out guess the country

Answer key

 They first had the idea of putting vegetables on large flat pieces of bread, similar to modern pizza- Greece

 Modern pizzas couldn’t be invented until the tomato was discovered by Europeans there- South America

 The Pizza Margarita, the first modern pizza, was invented there in 1889- Italy

 The idea of pizza was taken back from Europe to that country by soldiers who had been fighting in Europe in WWII- USA

 Pizza chains like Pizza Hut that have spread pizzas all over the world are from there- USA

 People from there eat over ten kilogrammes of pizza a year- USA

 The world’s largest pizza was baked there- Cuba

 “Discotheques” with dancing to recorded music were invented there because jazz bands were banned in clubs during WWII- France

 The wife of the president of that country was photographed doing The Twist, helping to make discos really take off- USA

 Karaoke started in a bar there when the landlord asked customers to sing to recorded music because the guitarist hadn’t turned up- Japan

 Restaurants there often have several karaoke machines going at the same time!- China

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