Book 4 Unit 4 COMMUNICATION: NO PROBLEM?
Task I. How do you greet a new friend for the first time?
Task II. What is the usual way for Chinese people to greet each other?
Task III. As far as you know, how do British people greet each other?
Task I. Read the text and match the characters with their actions.
1. Tony Garcia and Julia Smith A. Both moved closer and shook hands.
2. Akira Nagata and George Cook B. One stepped away when the other tried to touch her
shoulder and kiss her on the cheek.
3. Ahmed Aziz and the author C. One bowed when the other tried to shake his hand.
4.Darlence Coulon and Tony Garcia D. Both shook hands and kissed each other’s cheeks.
( ) 1. The author went to the airport to observe the people’s behavious.
( ) 2. Julia did not like the way Tony greeted her.
( ) 3. George thought Akira would shake hands with him.
( ) 4. The author intended to stand close with Ahmed.
( ) 5. Muslim people like to stand close to each other and touch.
( ) 6. People like to keep their distance and shake hands in South America.
Task I. Write a summary of the text.
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Task III. Tell a story to your partners about cultural misunderstanding.
Task IV. What should we do to avoid cultural shock?
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Task I. 1-B 2-C 3-A 4-D
Task II. 1. shoulders 2. the British 3. Shake hands 4. men
6. the French
Task III. 1-6 FTTFFF
Another student and I from our university’s student association went to the airport to meet some international students who were coming to study at Beijing University. Not all people from different cultures greet each other in the same way. Here’s what happened. Tony Garcia from Colombia tried to kiss Julia Smith from Britain on the cheek but she moved away. George Cook from Canada tried to shake hands with Akira Nagata from Japan, who bowed instead. Ahmed Aziz from Jordan came too close to me, so I stepped back. Darlene Coulon from France and Tony Garcia shook hands and kissed each other on the cheek. Having international friends has helped me to learn more about the “body languages” of different cultures. Studying them can help us avoid difficultie s in today’s global society. (By Ray Cama)
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