Unit 3 Understanding each other Cultural differences Unit 3 Understanding each other Cultural differences Quiz on Culture 1. A western visitor might be that the Chinese hosts like to put food into the plates of their guests. surprised □ glad □ 2. It is to give a loud “burp”(打嗝) after you finish eating in Mongolia. polite □ impolite □ 3. In some parts of Polynesia(波利尼西亚)， it is ________manners to be seen eating together. good □ bad □ 4. In Arab, it is manners to stand close to his friend when they are talking. good □ bad □ 5. In Britain, it is manners to be close to one another. good □ bad □ 6. In the USA, people ask someone to come by holding the palm _______and moving the fingers towards our body Up □ down □ 7. Crossing one's legs in the USA is a sign of being . relaxed □ nervous □ 8. In china, people hand everything with hand(s) to show their respect. The right □ the left □ both □ Listening: 1.What’s the topic of the dialogue? Cultural differences 2. Tick the subjects in the dialogue weddings an American celebration pointing (gestures) table manners festivals presents Read the passage carefully and find some detailed information to fill in the table. Situations Presents Countries In Britain In the USA Weddings In Korea In Brunei Pointing to others Bonfire Night Different Cultures opening it it directly they receive having a live hen and a rooster . sitting separately; prohibiting alcohol; playing drums In many countries pointing with their first In Brunei pointing with their thumb . In Britain lighting big fires outside; gathering . around ; having a party;eating food In the USA not familiar with it finger . True or False 1. It’s good manners for Americans as well as the British to open the presents upon receiving them. T 2. In Brunei it is polite to point to someone with one’s first finger. F 3. In Korea, it is believed that hens can drive bad spirits away from the wedding ceremony. F 4. It is considered lucky for the new couple to have an egg laid during the ceremony in Korea. T 5. In Brunei, you can have a good sleep if your neighbor get married. F 6. There can be great cultural difference even between people speaking the same language. T 7. You should take off your shoes before entering someone’s house in Brunei as well as in big cities in T china. Consolidation: Fill in the blanks · Mali has to do her homework on c ultural . differences. So she goes online to chat with others nformation and find some i__________she needs. · She gets to know English and American people have differences in culture even though they both speak English. For example, The Americans may get p uzzled . when British talk about Bonfire Night. People have different r eactions in the West and the East when they get presents. Westerners like to open them as soon as they get them. • In Korea, roosters are s upposed to drive bad spirits away from the wedding ceremony, and hens are used to e nsure good luck for the marriage. • In Brunei, a male guest has to sit with the ridegroom emale guest b___________ and the other men , a f______ has to be with the bride and the other women in a different area. What’s more, if you go to Brunei, you humb should point with your t_______ instead of your first finger. ehavior • Appropriate b__________is always welcome. So omans remember when in Rome, do as the R________do. Discussion (1) Do you think it is necessary to learn about cultural differences? Why? to experience different cultures; to get a better understanding…; to avoid unnecessary mistakes …. ; to communicate freely and effectively, to be a polite Person, etc. Discussion (2) What might happen if people had no idea of other countries’ cultures? embarrassment? misunderstanding? ……… presents: cultural differences: wedding: pointing to others: festivals: advantages: • to experience different cultures; • to get a better understanding…; • to avoid unnecessary mistakes …. ; • to communicate freely and effectively, • to be a polite Person, etc. Writing: Cultural differences Part I: People from different countries have different cultures. For example, … Part II: Learning cultural differences can benefit us a lot. … Part III: Therefore, it is necessary for us to learn these cultural differences since the world now becomes a global village. Useful phrases: as soon as, while; be used to, drive … away, ensure, be supposed to; adjust to, get accustomed to (习惯); be familiar to; besides, what’s more, in a word, … Homework: •Complete the writing after class.