Avoiding generalizations: Culture
Intermediate, B1 level
To provide practice of language used for avoid generalizations in the context of culture
To provide practice of use of 'many', 'can', 'tend to' and adverbs of frequency in the context of culture
Procedure (27-37 minutes)
T shows an article that students read in a previous lesson and elicits a few examples of common customs in Brazil, Japan and Saudi Arabia. T asks students to compare these countries to Turkey.
T gives students a worksheet with common stereotypes about Turkey and asks students to work in pairs and comment on them. Teacher asks students how they feel when foreign people make generalizations about their country.
T explains the importance of avoiding generalizations and introduces a few phrases to do so. Students work and try to paraphrase the statements on their own and then check in pairs.
Students work in groups. Teacher gives each group some examples of different customs and traditions from different countries. Students have to explain the customs to a foreigner.
Teacher gives feedback on the use of students language and gives homework. Prepare a list of tips for foreigners.