3 Complete the sentences below with the word “ Americans” or “Vietnamese”………do not spend much time preparing food. ………spend a lot of time preparing food. ……..use knife, spoons, fork and plates when eating. ……..use spoons, chopsticks and bowls when eating. ……..do not exchange cheek-kisses to express friendliness. ……..exchange cheek-kisses to express friendliness.
4 Americans and Vietnamese have different cultures
5 Objective Differences between American and Vietnamese cultures Useful expression to express ideasDifferences between American and Vietnamese cultures
8 Useful expression I think/ believe/ feel… In my opinion,… For me… As far as I’m concerned…You know what I think, I think that…I don’t agree…It’s not true …That’s wrong…
9 ExamplesI think it’s a good idea to have four or three generations living under one roof. They can help each other.That’s not true. In some countries many old-aged parents like to live in a nursing home. They want to lead independent lives.
12 Exercise AWork in pairs. Express your point of view on the following ideas, using the expressions above.
13 Exercise A In Vietnam, three or four generations may live in a home. A happy marriage should be based on love.In some Asian countries, love is supposed to follow marriage, not precede it.In some countries, a man and a woman may hold hands and kiss each other in public.
14 Exercise bWork in pair and use the expression you have learned to express your ideas for the following situation
15 Exercise bSituation : Your friend’s mother had a car accident yesterday and she was taken to hospital. Your friend had to take care of his/her mother so she/he couldn’t go to class. Unfortunately, your teacher gave the class a test to do and your friend couldn’t take the test .Your teacher gave your friend a “zero” for the test. What do you think your friend should do?
16 Task 2Below are some typical features of American culture. Work in pairs, discuss and find out the corresponding features of Vietnamese culture.
17 In AmericaIn VietnamTwo generations( parents and children) live in a home.Old-aged parents live in nursing homes.It is not polite to ask question about age, marriage and income.American can greet anyone in the family first.Groceries are bought once a week.Christmas and New Year holidays are the most important.Ex:Tet (Lunar New Year) is the most important.Children sleep in their own bedrooms.
18 Task 3Work in groups. Talk about the similarities and differences between Vietnamese and American cultures, using the features discussed in task 2.
19 ExampleThere are differences and similarities between Vietnamese and American cultures. In America, two generations( parents and children) live in a home. In Vietnam, three or four generations live under one roof.
21 Write a short paragraph about the differences between Vietnamese and American cultures. structureStructure1Structure2- Introduction- Differences- Similarities- Conclusion- Introduction- Similarities- Differences- Conclusion