Guess the country from the companies etc

Choose one of the countries below and give your partner hints (either the companies in the list or other information) until your partner guesses which country you are speaking about. Start with trickier things to guess from first and/ or choose a difficult country to guess.

Amazon.com

Avon

Boeing

Caterpillar

Citigroup

Coca Cola

Costco

Dell

DuPont

Estee Lauder

ExxonMobil

FedEx

Gap

GE

Gillette

GM

Goodyear

Google

Hallmark

Harley-Davidson

Hershey’s

Hertz

HJ Heinz

IBM

Intel

Kellogg’s

Kodak

MAN

Mattel

Microsoft

Motorola

Nike

Northwest

Pfizer

Procter and Gamble

Samsonite

Starbucks

Subway

Tiffany

Wal-Mart

 

 

Ajinomoto

Asahi Shimbun

Bridgestone

Canon

Citizen

Dentsu

Fast Retailing (Uniqlo etc)

Fujitsu

Hitachi

JAL

Kao

Kenwood

Kikkoman

Kirin

Komatsu

Muji

NEC

Nintendo

Nissan

Nissin

Nomura

NTT

Pentax

Pentel

Ricoh

Roland

Sekisui

Sharp

Shimano

Shiseido

Softbank

Sony

Subaru

Suzuki

Tomy

Toray

Toshiba

Wacoal

YKK

Yamaha

AXA

Alcatel

BNP Parisbas

Bic

Canal +

Carrefour

Cartier

Chanel

Christian Dior

Danone

Lafarge

LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey)

L’Oreal

Michelin

Paul

Printemps

Renault

Total

Vivendi

 

Adidas

Allianz

BASF

Bayer

BMW

Continental

DHL

Grundig

Hugo Boss

Leica

Lufthansa

Mercedes Benz

Nivea

Porsche

SAP

Siemans

Stabilo

T-Mobile

Triumph

VW/ Audi

Wella

Zeiss

 

BAE Systems

BP

Burberry

Dunlop

Dyson

Foster and Partners

GlaxoSmithKline

Harrods

JCB Land Rover

Parker

Pearson

Raleigh

Reuters

Tesco

Virgin Atlantic

Vodafone

Wedgewood

Benetton

Beretta

Bulgari

Caritas

Diadora

Fiat/ Ferrari

Gucci

Iveco

Olivetti

Pirelli

Pirelli

Vespa

 

Adecco

Bally

Credit Suisse

Logitech

Nestle

Novartis

Roche

Schindler

Swarovski

Swatch

Vitorinox

 

Astra Zeneca

Electrolux

Ericsson

H&M

Husqvarna

IKEA

Saab

Securitas

Skanska

Tetra Pak

Volvo

 

Daewoo

Hite

Hyundai

Kia

Kumho- Asiana

LG

Lotte

NHN

Orion

Samsung

DAF

Heineken

ING

KLM

Phillips

Royal Dutch Shell

TNT

Unilever

Amoy

Cathy Pacific

Golden Harvest

Hang Seng

HSBC

Hutchinson -Whampoa

South China-Morning Post

 

Four Seasons

IMAX

Labatts

Sun Life

RiM (Research in Motion)

Thomson-Reuters

Andersen

Carlsberg

Bang and Olufsen

LEGO

Maersk

Banco Santander

Camper

Seat

Telefonica

Zara

Hindustan Times

Infosys

Kingfisher

Tata

Wipro

BHP Billiton

Foster’s Group

Macquarie

Quantas

Aeroflot

Gazprom

Rosneft

Tupolev

Arcelik

Cumhuriyet

Efes

AIB

Guinness

Ryan Air

Cosco

Haier

Lenovo

Tsingtao

Agfa

Godiva

Mr Minit

Jim Thompson

Singha

Acer

Eva Airways

Petrobras

Varig

Petronas

Proton

Finnair

Nokia

De Beers

SAB Miller

Manila Times

San Miguel


Vocabulary and discussion questions

What countries do the firms etc above come from? (Each box is one country)

What are the nationality adjectives for those countries (so that you can say “It is a/ an ____________ company”)?

Were you surprised by the number of companies or lack of companies from some of the countries?

Are there any companies above which are too unimportant to be included on the list?

Are there any other companies which should be included, e.g. from your country or a sector you are interested in?

Which kinds of companies and specific companies would and wouldn’t you like to work for?

Which companies might be the top 50 most popular amongst job seekers in the world’s top 12 economies? Make a list. (Not all the companies mentioned are in the list are above).

Compare your answers to the last question with the real list. Were there any surprises?

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