№276 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 276
polite; respectful; anxious; law-abiding; caring for handicapped/elderly/minorities; tolerant; multi-lingual; don't like successful people; anti-American; passive; boring.
It is said that the Chinese are hardworking, fast-learners; open-minded; ambitious; progressive; efficient; materialistic; do kung fu; great at mathematics; terrible drivers; arrogant; assertive; very "short" but "bigger" than Japanese; wear glasses; pirate and copy everything; don't value contracts; cheap labor; drink green tea; eat everything that lives - even rhino horns and sea cucumber; business-oriented.
Please feel free to comment and to add your own experiences. Maybe we can all help to put some of the worst stereotypes to rest.
Work in groups of three. Choose one of the nationalities described in the article and discuss
• why these character traits might be true;
• why it is dangerous to think that all people have the same character traits.
Look through the text again and pay attention to the phrases in bold. How will you translate them into your language? Check your guesses on page 346.
Edit and re-write the text to change the stereotypes into generalizations.
LESSON 3: TYPICALLY BRITISH
Communicative area: comparing characteristic features Receptive grammar: Complex subject
1 Answer the questions.
• Do people belonging to one nation have a lot in common?
• Do you think that national stereotypes give a true picture of national character?
• What are your associations with the word "an Englishman"?