Say why Penny experienced culture shock when she was on a visit to Japan? Name customs and traditions of Japanese culture. Fill in each space with an appropriate word from the list. — КиберПедия 

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Say why Penny experienced culture shock when she was on a visit to Japan? Name customs and traditions of Japanese culture. Fill in each space with an appropriate word from the list.



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Culture shock

Penny, a friend of mine, has just got back from a trip to Japan. She had a very...(1) time but there were occasions, she says, when the rather ...(2) behaviour of her hosts led to moments of cultural confusion, and at times she even felt embarrassed by some of the mistakes she made. For example, it is ...(3) for Europeans to call each other by their first names, but this is not the ...(4) way of addressing people to Japan. Now, because Penny was ...(5) to show everyone how friendly she was, she called everyone by their first name. Most people were ...(6) because she was obviously a foreigner but some became quite ...(7) and show little sympathy.

At first, Penny found bowing to people quite ...(8) – she is, after all, an actress – but after a while it became a bit ...(9) having to bow to everyone you met.

Penny is not at all ...(10) – she loves meeting new people – but after the first few misunderstandings she was ...(11) to open her mouth in case she offended someone. I myself am quite an experienced traveller, but I would feel ...(12) about putting my foot in it in Japan because there even ...(13) people observe the most elaborate rules of social behaviour – silence for example is nothing to be ...(14) of in Japanese culture, but in the West we get very ...(15) if there are even short periods of silence at social gatherings.

 

13. Match these nationalities with the ‘stereotype’ pictures.

the Germans the French the Japanese the Italians the Scottish the Americans the Spanish the British

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 

 

 

 

       
 
 
   


Study the national features of people from different countries and match them with nationalities.

Nationality Character
The French a) calm, reserved, open-minded, trustworthy, hidebound, insular, superior, excellent sense of humour
The Spanish b) the highest proportion of good qualities, tolerant, fashionable, square
The Scottish c) lazy, untrustworthy, vivacious, charming, hospitable, noisy
The British d) conservative, withdrawn, chauvinistic, brilliant, superficial, hedonistic, not very friendly
The Americans e) outgoing, talkative, less reserved, love chatting, very generous, hospitable
The Germans f) hard-working, noisy, democratic, ambitious, friendly, open-minded, punctual, church-goers
The Japanese g) artistic, hot-tempered, religious, emotional, jealous, fun- loving, cheerful
The Italians h) polite, ambitious (for men), hard-working, neat, reserved, tolerant, love nature, healthy way of life

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