Travel Advice country guessing (modals)

Student A
Read sentences from the list below without saying the country name. Can your partner guess which country?
1. In Australia you aren’t allowed to stay on the beach if you have sunburn. This is because of the high level of skin cancer in that country.

2. If a lifeguard tells you to cover up or leave the beach in Australia, you have to do what he or she says straightaway.

3. In the UK you don’t have to tip a taxi driver, although it is normal to give a tip if they have been especially helpful by lifting heavy luggage or waiting for you.

4. In British youth hostels you are supposed to hoover the bedroom after you have stayed in it, although in fact people nowadays rarely do.

5. In England, you aren’t allowed to smoke in any pubs

6. In many British host families you aren’t supposed to flush the toilet if you use it after everyone goes to bed

7. You can drink tap water in New Zealand, Australia and the UK
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Travel do’s and don’ts (Travel English/ Modals/ Culture- UK, Auz and NZ)
Student B
Read sentences from the list below without saying the country name. Can your partner guess which country?

8. You have to make a reservation if you want to go hiking in the most popular areas of New Zealand.

9. You can’t take a personal seal (hanko) made from ivory with you when you visit New Zealand

10. In New Zealand, you are allowed to buy 50 duty free cigars.

11. You aren’t allowed to bring a jar of honey into New Zealand

12. You are allowed to hold and pet koalas in some places in Australia, but the koalas won’t necessarily like it and may pee (= go to toilet) on you!

13. You are allowed to bathe and sunbathe naked in Australia and the UK, but only on special “nudist beaches”

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Worksheet 2- Modals Practice
Without looking back at Worksheet 1,Fill in the gaps in the sentences below with:
are allowed to/ aren’t allowed to/ aren’t supposed to/ are supposed to/ have to/ don’t have to/ mustn’t/ can/ can’t

1. In Australia you _______________ to stay on the beach if you have sunburn. This is because of the high level of skin cancer in that country.

2. If a lifeguard tells you to cover up or leave the beach in Australia, you ___________ do what he or she says straightaway.

3. In the UK you _____________ to tip a taxi driver, although it is normal to give a tip if they have been especially helpful by lifting heavy luggage or waiting for you.

4. In British youth hostels you _______________ hoover the bedroom after you have stayed in it, although in fact people nowadays rarely do.

5. In England, you ______________________ smoke in any pubs

6. In many British host families you ­­­­____________________flush the toilet if you use it after everyone goes to bed

7. You ___________ drink tap water in New Zealand, Australia and the UK

8. You _________________ make a reservation if you want to go hiking in the most popular areas of New Zealand.

9. You ___________________ take a personal seal (hanko) made from ivory with you when you visit New Zealand

10. In New Zealand, you __________________ buy 50 duty free cigars.

11. You ___________________ bring a jar of honey into New Zealand

12. You __________________ hold and pet koalas in some places in Australia, but the koalas won’t necessarily like it and may pee (= go to toilet) on you!

13. You ________________ bathe and sunbathe naked in Australia and the UK, but only on special “nudist beaches”

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One Response to Travel Advice country guessing (modals)

  1. margaret says:

    thanks for the ideas. I have been teaching Tourism & Management for 3years and these activities will make a welcome break

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