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  1. Oral English Training 2013-6

  2. Fantastic Journeys • Check the five things you most like to do on vacations. Then add three more. • Then join another pair, and compare your ideas. • Which people in your group are most alike? Would they make good travel partners?

  3. Fantastic Journeys • Discuss these questions below. • Which things don’t you like to do on vacation? Why not? • Describe your perfect vacation. • Where would you go? • Who would you go with? • How long would you stay there? • What would you do?

  4. Culture Shock • How would you feel about living in a foreign country? • Which of those words are positive? Which are negative? • Practice with a partner: • I think I’d be nervous and feel a little uncertain, but I ‘d be enthusiastic, too!

  5. If I moved to a foreign country • Listen to the people talk about moving to a foreign country. • What would you worry about living abroad?

  6. If I moved to a foreign country • Would you have any of the same concerns? • Rank each concern from 1 to 5. What is your biggest concern? Take turns to read them: If I moved to a foreign country, ……

  7. Running Dictation • S1 from each pair goes to the wall and memorizes part of the text. • Then S1 comes back and dictates the information to S2. • S2 writes down the text. • The first pair finish wins.

  8. Going Abroad • Choose a card and find a partner • Take turns asking the questions on the cards and at least one follow-up question • Then exchange cards, find another partner, and repeat the conversation

  9. Going Abroad S1: If you could live in a foreign country, what country would you like to live in, and why? S2: I would like to live in Spain because of the food. S1: Have you ever been there? S2: No, but my brother lives there. Who is the person you would most like to go abroad with?

  10. What’s the custom? Listen and find out: • Who invited Marta to dinner? • What kind of gift she should take to the dinner? • Whether it’s all right to bring a friend along?

  11. M: Guess what! I just got invited to my teacher’s house for dinner. K: Oh, how nice! M: Yes, but what do you do here when you’re invited to someone’s house? K: Well, it’s the custom to bring a small gift. M: Really? Like what? K: Oh, maybe some flowers or chocolates. M: And is it all right to bring a friend along? K: Well, if you want to bring someone, you’re expected to call first and ask if it’s OK.

  12. M: Guess what! I just got invited to my teacher’s house for dinner. K: Oh, how nice! M: Yes, but what do you do here when you’re invited to someone’s house? K: Well, it’s the custom to bring a small gift. M: Really? Like what? K: Oh, maybe some flowers or chocolates. M: And is it all right to bring a friend along? K: Well, if you want to bring someone, you’re expected to call first and ask if it’s OK.

  13. M: Guess what! I just got invited to my teacher’s house for dinner. K: Oh, how nice! M: Yes, but what do you do here when you’re invited to someone’s house? K: Well, it’s the custom to bring a small gift. M: Really? Like what? K: Oh, maybe some flowers or chocolates. M: And is it all right to bring a friend along? K: Well, if you want to bring someone, you’re expected to call first and ask if it’s OK.

  14. M: Guess what! I just got invited to my teacher’s house for dinner. K: Oh, how nice! M: Yes, but what do you do here when you’re invited to someone’s house? K: Well, it’s the custom to bring a small gift. M: Really? Like what? K: Oh, maybe some flowers or chocolates. M: And is it all right to bring a friend along? K: Well, if you want to bring someone, you’re expected to call first and ask if it’s OK.

  15. Unique Customs Listen to people describe customs they observed abroad. Complete the chart

  16. Unique Customs Alice: Korea; people make noise when they eat soup; bothered her at first. John: Spain; people eat late in the evening and stay out very late; surprised him. Susan: Saudi Arabia; women wear something to cover the head and a dress that covers the whole body; at first, a real nuisance (麻烦事) but then started to like it.

  17. Things to Remember • What should a visitor to your country know about local customs? Make a list. Include these points. • Greeting people • Staying in /visiting someone’s home • Travelling by bus or train • Giving and receiving gifts • Taking photos • Shopping/Eating

  18. Things to Remember • Some do’s and don’ts when visiting my country • Do’s • When you visit…, you’re supposed to… • It’s the custom to… • You’re also expected to… • Don’ts • In…, it’s not acceptable for visitors to… • People aren’t supposed to… • You are not expected to…