Country and nationality word practice mini-presentations

Choose one of the topics below and speak about it for as long as you can, then take questions. If there is brackets or a slash, choose one of the different options to talk about. Your partner will listen to you, time you, and ask as many questions as they can afterwards. You will get one point for every 30 seconds that you can talk about the topic (minus time off for silent pausing), and your partners will get one point for every (suitable) question that they ask. Switch roles and do the same until your teacher stops the game.  

Country and nationality words practice topics

  • countries I have visited/ I’d like to visit/ I wouldn’t like to visit
  • famous foreign people I (dis)like
  • foreign brands I (don’t) like
  • foreign classmates
  • foreign companies I would(n’t) like to work for
  • foreign countries I would like to live in/ I wouldn’t like to live in
  • foreign fashion I like/ don’t like
  • foreign festivals I would like to take part in or see
  • foreign food I can cook/ I like/ I don’t like/ I would like to try/ I wouldn’t like to try
  • foreign historical figures I am interested in
  • foreign languages I have studied/ I would like to study/ I (don’t) think sound nice
  • foreign movies I like/ dislike
  • foreign museums I would like to visit
  • foreign music I like/ dislike
  • foreign natural places I would like to visit
  • foreign sports teams I support/ dislike
  • foreign sportsmen I like/ dislike
  • foreign tourist sites I would like to visit
  • foreign websites I use
  • my foreign friends and contacts
  • souvenirs from abroad I have/ I would like


Useful phrases for starting and ending presentations




Good morning ladies and gentlemen.



Hi everyone.


Personal introduction First, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is… and I…



I’m… I…





What I’m going to talk about is…


In today’s presentation, I would like to speak about…


Ending the body



That’s all I wanted to say.

That brings me to the end of my presentation.
Thanking at the end



Thanks for listening.



Thank you for your kind attention.

Inviting questions



Does anyone have any questions?


I’ll now be very happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Choosing who asks



Yes, please go ahead.



Yes, fire away.

Asking for the Q again


Sorry, could you (possibly) repeat the question?  

Pardon?/ Say again.

Checking meaning


I’m sorry, could you (possibly) rephrase the question? Sorry, can you say that another way?
Comment on question



Great question!



That is a very good question.

Checking the answer


That’s what you wanted to know, right?  

Does that answer your question?


More questions?


Does anyone else have any questions?  

Any other questions?


Finishing the Q&A


No more questions? Okay (then), let’s stop there. If there are no further questions, I will end my presentation there.
Future contact


If you have any further questions, please contact me (at this address). (If you have) any other questions, just email me.

Put a star next to the more formal phrases above.


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