Countries and Nationalities- make me say Yes personalised questions games

Level: Beginner

Topic: Nationality or ethnicity

Grammar Topic: Vocabulary

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Countries and Nationalities- make me say Yes personalised questions games

Ask a Yes/ No question about one of the countries or one kind of thing or person from that 
place on that page. You will get one point if your partner (honestly) answers 
“Yes…” You 
get no points for 
“No…” and “I don’t know” answers. Take turns asking such questions for 
points until your teacher stops the game. 

Suggested questions
Personal questions

Are you interested in…?
Are you scared of…?
Are you…?
Can you cook…?
Can you remember…?
Can you understand…?
Can you…?
Do you like…?
Do you want to…?/ Would you like to…?
Do you have…?
Do you…?
Have you been to…?
Have you ever tried/ cooked/ tasted/…ed…?
Have you ever seen… (on TV)?
Have you ever heard…?
Have you ever met…?
Have you ever studied…?
Have you (ever)…?
Have you… today. this week/ this…?
Did you… yesterday/ last week/ last…?
Do you think… is (too) dangerous/ dirty/ clean/ safe/ cheap/ expensive/…?
Do you think…?

Questions about your friends and family

Is your…?
Does your…?
Has your…?
Does your… think…?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Ask about any places above you don’t know. Your teacher will explain until you are able to
answer a question about that place such as if you want to visit or not.

Test each other on changing place names to adjectives and adjectives to place names. 

Play the similar games but without looking at the list of places and things on the next page
and with one point for 
“No” answers (and no points for “Yes” answers or “I don’t know” 
answers). 

Play the similar games but without looking at the list of places and things on the next page
and with one point for 
“I don’t know” answers (and no points for “Yes” answers or “No” 
answers). 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Places and nationality + things to speak about

Country

Adjective +

kind of thing or person

America/ The US(A)

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

(Great) Britain

Bulgaria

Canada

China

The Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

England

France

Germany

Greece

Hawaii

Holland/ The Netherlands

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Korea

Mexico

Mongolia

Poland

American

Argentinian

Australian

Austrian

Belgian

Brazilian

British

Bulgarian

Canadian

Chinese

Czech

Danish

Egyptian

English

French

German

Greek

Hawaiian

Dutch

Indian

Indonesian

Iranian

Irish

Italian

Jamaican

Japanese

Korean

Mexican

Mongolian

Polish

airlines

(wild) animals/ pets/ dogs

animation/ cartoons/ comics

antiques/ handicrafts/ souvenirs

art/ paintings/ galleries/ museums

beaches/ beach resorts

books/ stories/ fairytales

bread/ cakes

buses/ trams/ trains

candy/ sweets/ chocolate

cars/ motorbikes

castles/ palaces/ historic homes

celebrations/ events/ festivals/ parties

(cartoon/ animation) characters

cheese

churches/ cathedrals/ mosques/ temples

cities/ towns

clothes/ fashion/ shoes/ accessories

coffee/ tea

countryside/ nature/ mountains

dance(s)

decorations

desserts/ sweets/ ice cream

food/ drinks

ham/ sausages

history

hobbies

houses/ homes/ furniture

kings/ queens/ prince(sse)s/ royalty

language/ pronunciation/ accent/ English

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Russia

Scotland

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

The U(nited) K(ingdom)

Vietnam

Wales

Russian

Scottish

South African

Spanish

Swedish

Swiss

Taiwanese

Thai

British

Vietnamese

Welsh

(wo)men/ people

manners

martial arts/ fighting

movies

music/ musical instruments

plants

(writing) script 

shops

snacks

sports/ sportsmen/ soccer players/ teams

superheroes

toys

weather

yoghurt

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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