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Review of the year
quiz - how well do you
remember the year

Questions about the year 2014 in no particular order.
pdf version of the quiz & answers

Click on the globe at the end for the answers. Clearly some questions will be more relevant to certain nationalities - choose to suit. Use the opportunity to delve into the topics in more detail & give more speaking practice, maybe preparing how you might do this for when you discuss the answers. Students could then discuss their personal highlights of the past year & also what they would like to see happen in the world & personally achieve in the coming year.

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Questions about the year 2014 in no particular order.  

Discuss the answers with your partner & at the end decide on the top three stories of 2014.

1. 2014 was the centenary of which war?


2. Which disease brought even more pain to Africa & spread to other continents?


3. Which countries made the first real attempts to make up after many years?


4. What happened on Agilkia?


5. What happened in Crimea & other parts of Ukraine in March?


6. Which county decided to stay part of the UK in September?

scottish independence

7. Where did the highly publicised series of police shootings of young blacks begin in the US in August?


8. Name a couple of new mobile phones released this year.


9. What was the name of the great comic who died in August?

robin williams

10. What does MH370 refer to?

malaysian plane

11. Which US states were the first to legalise marijuana?


12. Where were the winter Olympics held?

sochi olympics

13. What was the name of the Pharrell Williams song that led a group of Iranians being arrested & jailed for making a great video to accompany the song?


14. Which great actor died of an overdose in February?

phillip seymour hoffman

15. Which sportsman went on trial for killing his girlfriend?


16. Who won the World Cup in Brazil?

germany football

17. Who won the Formula 1 championship?

lewis hamilton

What other things happened in 2014?

What happened for you personally in 2014?

What do you hope will happen for you in 2015?

Quiz 2011 answers

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