Countries from Around the World:

vocabulary: Japan, the U.S.A., Germany, Brazil, the UK, France, Italy, China, Korea, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Canada, Mexico

Mark's note: I teach countries just as a way to teach "Where are you from?" This is not a geography lesson. The above countries were chosen because they best reflect the countries young Japanese learners will know as well as might come in contact with. Below are some other countries you might like to use. They can be added to this set if you like, but they will not appear on the ready-to^print bingo sheets or handout. However, if you use the worksheet makers, you can include these extra countires in your printables.


Tools for Educators is an MES site with 10+ worksheet generators to make vocabulary and language building teaching materials, using the images from these flashcards. There are simple spelling, matching, reading and writing worksheet makers as well as communicative games, vocabulary handouts and fun activities to print.


123 Listening is a website developed by MES and Dream English. It has free listening tests to download with matching audio. There are listening worksheet makers you can use to make custom listening tests with the same vocabulary sets and images to match these flashcards.


MES Games is an online ESL games site for students. There are vocabulary building games, spelling games, grammar games and more. Students can listen to native speakers, answer questions and practice online to help with vocabulary retention and use.

Print old MES files: here are the old (2006~2014) countries files

Country Handout

Country PowerPoint flashcards

multilingual handouts:

More countries: Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Jamaica, Morocco, Nigeria, Venezuela, Ukraine, Argentina, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Turkey, Thailand, India, Egypt, Tanzania, Wales, Portugal, Israel, Ghana
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