General knowledge Quiz

Summer Spootlight: English summer camps are underway and English classes to keep students busy and help them to deeply explore can be found here. 
Description:This lesson plan is organised around the theme of General knowledge and interesting facts 

Level: Intermediate

Learners: Teenagers
Theme: General knowledge
Language:Pronunciation, Intonation
Skills: Reading, Writing (pair-work), 
Materials: Quiz, activity, A3 paper for the ‘snakes and ladders’ 

 General knowledge Quiz: Challenge to get started.

Activity 1: Ask learners to complete the following quiz individually.

WHAT TO YOU KNOW? (every correct answer is 10 points)
Tenses and auxiliary verbs:

General knowledge

Answers the questions in the quiz

  1. When did the modern Olympic Games start?
  2. 1806

  3. How long does it take for the sun’s rays to reach the Earth?
  4. 8 minutes
    8 hours
    8 days

  5. If you are flying over the international Date Line, which ocean is below you?
  6. The Atlantic Ocean
    The Pacific Ocean
    The Indian Ocean

  7. Where were glasses invented?
  8. Mexico

  9. How many times Brazil won the World Cup?
  10. five

  11. What doesn’t a vegetarian eat?
  12. bread

  13. What was John Lenon doing when he was assassinated?
  14. performing on stage
    recording an album
    returning to his apartment

  15. Which language is spoken by the most people in the world?
  16. Spanish

  17. Why didn’t Nelson Mandela become president of South Africa until he was 76 years old?
  18. becuase he was in prison
    because he was a lawyer
    because he didn’t like politics

  19. How long have people been sending emails ?
  20. since the 1960s
    since the 1970s
    since the 1990s

Quiz answers: 1. 1, 2. 1, 3. 2, 4. 2, 5. 1, 6. 3, 7. 3, 8. 2, 9. 1, 10. 2.
Activity 2:  Ask learners to correct the information in the sentences. Allow 5 minutes to students to complete the activity read them out loud, ask learners to notice the stress and intonation and practise in pairs saying the sentences. 

Activity 3:  Ask learners to work in groups and make a knowledge quiz. If you have enough time you can create a snakes and ladders on a A3 paper and play the game (Teenagers love snakes and ladders). Why don’t you give it a go?

Activity 4: Ask learners to complete the activity. Class discussion on the meaning of the social expressions.


Happy summer

Amusement Parks *B1

Amusement Parks/Part 1

You are going to:

  • talk about Amusement Parks in your country
  • watch and listen a YouTube video about a horror theme park
  • challenge your listening skills with a Quiz 🙂

Vocabulary builder:

Check in class the meaning of these words: roller-coaster,  adrenaline, candyfloss, rides, theme park, amusement park, horror ride, scary, attraction, hunted house.


  1. Have you ever visited an Amusement Park? If so, what was it called?
  2. What was your favourite ride or activity?
  3. Are you afraid of going on scary amusement park rides?
  4. What are the most famous amusement parks in your country?
  5. Have you ever been to a horror theme park? 

Pre/Listening question:

  1. What does ‘age limit rating’ means?


  1. Why do you think they have been given an age limit rating?

Quizz time 🙂