This blog contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation. You may use the activities for a full two-hour class or they can be used separately to brainstorm or wrap up the topic, focusing on conversation, vocabulary and listening comprehension.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The Good Lie & Chloe and Theo: Adjusting to a New Culture - Culture Shock
Both films are a must. I love the acting and the cultural aspects shown in the movies. Don't miss them.
I. Work in pairs:
1. Have you ever traveled to another country? If so, talk
about the cultural differences that you experimented there. If you have never
been abroad, talk about a city you have seen in films and mention what cultural
differences you managed to see.
2. Would you like to live in the following places to
experiment the way those people live? Explain why.
- New York City
- Rio de Janeiro
- Saudi Arabia
- A tribe of indians in Africa
3. What are some of the difficulties you would face in those
places in terms of culture?
4. What is a good definition for culture shock?
II. Read the definition below and say whether you
agree/disagree with it and why.
Culture shock is a term used to describe the anxiety
and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, confusion, etc.) felt when people
have to operate within an entirely different cultural or social environment,
such as a foreign country. It grows out of the difficulties in assimilating the
new culture, causing difficulty in knowing what is appropriate and what is