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Wednesday, 12 November 2003


WEEK 8: Superstitions

Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about Religion.

Write to your keypal about the following:
Are you superstitious? Are people in your country basically superstitious?
What was the last superstitious thing you did?
Describe three superstitions that people believe in your country.
Do you believe in ghosts? Describe what kind of ghosts exist in the imagination of people in your country? What do they look like?

Ask your keypal any questions you like about Superstitions.



Decide on a topic for your Presentation / Report.
Begin gathering information from your keypal on this topic.


Posted by peterng241sf at 2:36 PM JST
Wednesday, 5 November 2003


WEEK 7: Religion & Religious Places

Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about Marriage & Dating Customs.

Write to your keypal about the following:
What is the main religion in your country? What is the religious building called (e.g. Mosque? Shrine? Church?) What do they look like? How are they built?
What is a religious man called (e.g. Priest? Vicar? Mullah?) How do they dress and what do they look like?
Do you follow any religion? If so, how do you worship? How often do you worship?
When was the last time you went to a religious building? What exactly did you do, and why? Describe a typical funeral in your country.

Ask your keypal any questions you like about Religion.



Posted by peterng241sf at 9:03 AM JST


WEEK 7: Religion & Religious Places

Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about Marriage & Dating Customs.

Write to your keypal about the following:
What is the main religion in your country? What is the religious building called (e.g. Mosque? Shrine? Church?) What do they look like? How are they built?
What is a religious man called (e.g. Priest? Vicar? Mullah?) How do they dress and what do they look like?
Do you follow any religion? If so, how do you worship? How often do you worship?
When was the last time you went to a religious building? What exactly did you do, and why?
Describe a typical funeral in your country.

Ask your keypal any questions you like about Religion.



Posted by peterng241sf at 9:00 AM JST
Wednesday, 29 October 2003

WEEK 6: Marriage & Dating Customs

Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about the Roles of Men & Women.

Write to your keypal about the following:
Do arranged marriages occur in your country? How do they happen?
Do you agree with the idea of arranged marriages? Would you be happy with an arranged marriage?
Is it common to date much before getting married? Is it common to live together with your boyfriend/girlfriend before you get married? Would you like to do this?
What do people in your country look for in husband or wife?
What is a good age to get married for men? How about women? At what age would you like to get married?

Ask your keypal any questions you like about Marriage and Dating Customs.

Posted by peterng241sf at 1:19 PM JST
Wednesday, 22 October 2003


WEEK 5: Roles of Men & Women

Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about Cultural Stereotypes.

Write to your keypal about the following:
In your house, who is usually the cook?
Are women considered better cooks than men?
Who does most of the house-work in your family?
What do you think of husbands that stay at home while the wife goes out and works?
In your country, are men and women considered equal? If not, who is superior? Give examples.
Do you think men and women can be equal? Why/why not?

Write your own ideas and/or experiences on these subjects as an introduction. Do not ask these questions without any background. You will sound disinterested in the subject and may put off your partner giving any interesting detail. Any information you get will help you create a more interesting presentation at the end of the course.

Think of another question related to the topic and ask you partner.


Posted by peterng241sf at 9:59 AM KDT
Wednesday, 15 October 2003



WEEK 4: Cultural Stereotypes

Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about Jobs.

Write to your keypal about the following:

? Find out about your keypal's country or culture (i.e. famous people, places, food, fashion, music)?
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? Tell your keypal about life in your home town
? What the people are like. (Are they friendly, cosmopolitan, young, old?).

? How do you think those people view your country? What kind of stereotypes do theyhave?

Ask your keypal any questions you like about his/her culture and people.


Posted by peterng241sf at 10:07 AM KDT
Wednesday, 8 October 2003
Jobs and work

Posted by peterng241sf at 10:07 AM KDT

WEEK 3: Jobs and Job-hunting
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Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Try to follow up there reply to your questions about food and meals.with another related question. Remember: the key to keeping an interesting dialogue is to ask questions related to what the other person is saying.
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Write to your keypal about the following:
?????? What kind of job(s) do you do or have you ever done?
?????? What job do you want to do in the future? How prestigious is that job in society?
?????? Think about your culture. List these jobs in order of importance in your society (No.1 = most respected, No.5 = least respected): teacher, priest, lawyer, politician, farmer, banker. Explain your answer.
?????? Do men and women have different career expectations, if so what? (Think about what you want to do/expect from your future career. Are your expectations different from male/female's?
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Ask your keypal any questions you like about Jobs & Job-hunting.

Posted by peterng241sf at 10:03 AM KDT
Tuesday, 30 September 2003

WEEK 2: Meals & Food
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Make sure to answer your Keypal's Questions! Ask them another question about their biography. Think about what you do and what is typical in your country. Are they the same or different?
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Write to your keypal about the following:
?????? Family meals. Eating arrangements. Manners. Family eating habits.
?????? Importance of family meals.
?????? Preparation, cleaning, who, when, where, how?
?????? Traditional food of your region and/or country. Popularity and how it came about. Typical food.
?????? Shopping for food: When, where, who How much?
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Ask your keypal any questions you like about Meals & Food.
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This week's useful web site to help you with any explanations in English

Posted by peterng241sf at 5:20 PM KDT


Posted by peterng241sf at 5:06 PM KDT

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