COMMUNICATION: NO PROBLEM ? I guessed … probably a major misunderstanding. They both apologized--- another cultural mistake! As I get to know more …, I learn more... Cultural… Not all cultures …, nor are they …. These actions are not good or bad, but …. I have seen that … are very general--- not all … Studying international customs can … Experience Opinion / Attitude Suggestion
Most people around the world greet each other by shaking hands but Japanese prefer to bow.Most people around the world greet each other by shaking hands but Japanese prefer to bow. It is the French custom to shake hands and kiss each other twice on the cheek when adults meet people they know.It is the French custom to shake hands and kiss each other twice on the cheek when adults meet people they know. English people dont stand very close to others or touch strangers as soon as they meet.English people dont stand very close to others or touch strangers as soon as they meet. Men from Middle Eastern and other Muslim countries will often stand quite close to other men to talk but will not touch women.Men from Middle Eastern and other Muslim countries will often stand quite close to other men to talk but will not touch women. People from places like Spain, Italy or South American countries approach others closely and are more likely to touch them.People from places like Spain, Italy or South American countries approach others closely and are more likely to touch them.
COMMUNICATION: NO PROBLEM ? ! What are the problems? Who had the problems? What caused these problems? How could these problems be solved?
JOURNEY DOWN THE MEKONG destination route who where what how Dream and plan Different attitudes Preparation
Group work Imagine your family are going to make a trip to Tibet. Here you are required to make a plan for the trip. Route ________________ Transportation _________ Budget( ): ___________ Length of stay _________ Preparation ____________ Points for attention: ______
Part 1 The dream and the plan Part 2 A night in the mountains Part 3 Chatting with a girl Part 4 October in Laos Part 5 On the road in Laos Part 6 The end of the journey A travel journal: Journey down the Mekong
Dream & Plan Ever Since Two years ago Then Last year After graduating Now my sister Wang Wei … have dreamed about taking … …..bought an expensive ……. …persuaded me to buy … … visited our cousins…, got them interested in cycling … … finally got the chance to take… …planning our schedule … It was …. who first had the idea to …from…..to…
Difficulties: at an altitude of 5,000 meters hard to breathecold excited stubborn insist that…organize… a determined look not change her mind …make up her mind, nothing… determined Different attitudes too far
The Mekong River begins in a _______ on a Tibetan mountain. It becomes _____ as it passes through deep _____. Sometimes the river becomes a ________ and enters wide valleys. After it leaves China and the high altitudes, it becomes wide, brown and warm. As it enters southeast Asia, its pace slows. It make wide bends through low valleys to the _____ where rice grows. At last, the river _____ enters the South China Sea. glacierwaterfallplainsvalleysrapids