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Written by a professional folklorist, Our Own Journeys draws on compelling tales of communication miscues to stimulate discussion and sharpen reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each of the text's 20 units begins with a story about customs and beliefs that lead to miscommunication among various cultures.

Our Own Journeys transforms cultural differences into classroom assets, as students validate their own backgrounds while getting to know their classmates. Topics include business practices, table manners, gift giving, weddings, and the hidden meanings of colors and numbers.

  • Two exercises follow each story to gauge comprehension and confirm content knowledge.
  • Vocabulary exercises help students incorporate new terms into their everyday lexicons.
  • Dictionary Discoveries, such as alphabetic searching or selecting a definition, increase students' comfort with English-only reference tools.
  • Culture Capsules describe specific aspects of U.S. culture as related to the story, while Cultural Exchange stimulates lively discussion about students' own backgrounds.

Synopsis:

Written by a professional folklorist, Our Own Journeys draws on compelling tales of communication miscues to stimulate discussion and sharpen reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each of the text¿s 20 units begins with a story about customs and beliefs that lead to miscommunication among various cultures. Our Own Journeys transforms cultural differences into classroom assets, as students validate their own backgrounds while getting to know their classmates.

Synopsis:

Written by a professional folklorist, Our Own Journeys draws on compelling tales of communication miscues to stimulate discussion and sharpen reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each of the text's 20 units begins with a story about customs and beliefs that lead to miscommunication among various cultures.

Our Own Journeys transforms cultural differences into classroom assets, as students validate their own backgrounds while getting to know their classmates. Topics include business practices, table manners, gift giving, weddings, and the hidden meanings of colors and numbers.

  • Two exercises follow each story to gauge comprehension and confirm content knowledge.
  • Vocabulary exercises help students incorporate new terms into their everyday lexicons.
  • Dictionary Discoveries, such as alphabetic searching or selecting a definition, increase students' comfort with English-only reference tools.
  • Culture Capsules describe specific aspects of U.S. culture as related to the story, while Cultural Exchange stimulates lively discussion about students' own backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Unit 1               The New Year

                        Story: Throwing Water

 

Unit 2               Luck

                        Story: Protecting the Baby

 

Unit 3               Gestures

                        Story: Island Eyes

 

Unit 4               Table Manners

                        Story: Forced Feeding

 

Unit 5               Foodways

                        Story: Coffee Break

 

Unit 6               Taking Care of Children

                        Story: One Danish to Go

 

Unit 7               Verbal Customs

                        Story: Maybe Yes, Maybe No

 

Unit 8               The Hidden Meaning of Colors

                        Story: In the Red

 

Unit 9               Greetings

                        Story: A Nose Is a Nose

 

Unit 10             Weddings

                        Story: Jumping the Broom

 

Unit 11             Rites of Passage

                        Story: Special Birthday

 

Unit 12             Business Practices

                        Story: Carrying Cards

 

Unit 13             Clothing Customs

                        Story: Hats Off

 

Unit 14             Naming Customs

                        Story: The Name Game

 

Unit 15             The Hidden Meaning of Numbers

                        Story: Sorry, Wrong Number

 

Unit 16             Gift Giving

                        Story: If the Shoe Fits

 

Unit 17             Gender

                        Story: Pass the Orange

 

Unit 18             Religious Customs

                        Story: My Brother's Keeper

 

Unit 19             Age

                        Story: Age Cannot Hide

 

Unit 20             Healing

                        Story: Banki

 

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Answer Key

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130484666
Author:
Dresser, Norine
Publisher:
Pearson PTR Interactive
Location:
White Plains, N.Y.
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.5 in 308 gr

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » General
» History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
» Languages » ESL » General
» Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a professional folklorist, Our Own Journeys draws on compelling tales of communication miscues to stimulate discussion and sharpen reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each of the text¿s 20 units begins with a story about customs and beliefs that lead to miscommunication among various cultures. Our Own Journeys transforms cultural differences into classroom assets, as students validate their own backgrounds while getting to know their classmates.
"Synopsis" by ,

Written by a professional folklorist, Our Own Journeys draws on compelling tales of communication miscues to stimulate discussion and sharpen reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each of the text's 20 units begins with a story about customs and beliefs that lead to miscommunication among various cultures.

Our Own Journeys transforms cultural differences into classroom assets, as students validate their own backgrounds while getting to know their classmates. Topics include business practices, table manners, gift giving, weddings, and the hidden meanings of colors and numbers.

  • Two exercises follow each story to gauge comprehension and confirm content knowledge.
  • Vocabulary exercises help students incorporate new terms into their everyday lexicons.
  • Dictionary Discoveries, such as alphabetic searching or selecting a definition, increase students' comfort with English-only reference tools.
  • Culture Capsules describe specific aspects of U.S. culture as related to the story, while Cultural Exchange stimulates lively discussion about students' own backgrounds.

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