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Conversation Prompts - Cultural Anomalies

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Submitted on: 12/13/2004 22:49:59 

Topic: Group Work
Level: Intermediate, Advanced,
Age: Teens, Adults
Skill: Listening, Speaking,
This lesson is a series of prompts that can be used to guide students through a conversation session. It could be used in class, or in an English Corner.
The object here is to get students thinking and talking in a meaningful, communicative way. The activity can be used to explore and discover underdeveloped areas in individual student lexicons and grammatical competencies.
15 - 20 minutes
2.One print-out of prompts for teacher reference.
Necessary vocabulary will be discovered through the process of interactive thinking and discussion.
Methodology and application is left up to the individual teacher. The prompts are as follows:

What do you think about:

1. Sumo Wrestling from Japan?
2. Geishas from Japan?
3. Kilts from Scotland?
4. Ninjas from Japan?
5. Smoking a peace pipe from the American Indians?
6. The QiPao from China?
7. The cowboy hat from the American southwest?
8. The sombrero from Mexico?
9. Eunuchs from ancient China?
10. Cricket-fighting from China?
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