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Video and speaking - Popular Baby Names from Around the World

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1 Watch a short video about popular names around the world and jot down where the mentioned names are most popular:


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1 Emma and Ethan –

2 William and Léa –

3 Emma and Jacob –

4 Jack and Olivia –

5 Jack and Ella -

6 Jack and Sophie –

7 Katie and Jack –

8 Lucas and Emma –

9 Mathéo and Clara –

10 Leonie and Leon –

11 Hiroto and Aya –


2 Conversation:

1 Which first name is the most popular in the world?

2 Why did the girl in the video say that it isn´t a good idea to give your baby the most popular names?

3 What first names do you think are the most popular in the Czech Republic?

4 Is first name important?

5 Do you like your first name? Why? Why did your parents give you this name?

6 What first name would you choose if you could? Why?

7 What first name would you give your children? Why?

8 Do you think your name has had an effect on your life?

9 Have you got a nickname, or have you ever had one?


3 Presentation. Prepare a presentation about a name you like:

  • What does it mean?
  • Where does the name come from?
  • Which famous people have / had this name?
  • Why have you chosen this name?


4 Discussion:

  • Which surnames are the most common in the Czech Republic?
  • What do they mean?
  • Do you know which surnames are the most frequent in other countries (Germany, England, France, Spain, USA, Poland, … )
  • The tradition of surnames isn´t so long – it began in the Czech Republic in the times of Renaissance. Do you think that surnames are important?
  • Do you think that women should take their husbands´ surname after the wedding / marriage?
  • American Indians and other indigenous people around the world give their children a name according to their experiences, deeds or visions.
  • Do you like the idea? Why?
  • Would you like to get your name this way? What name would you get? Why?




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