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  1. 2014.03.31 [SLE Start] Lesson 15. When in Rome
2014.03.31 09:10

When in Rome


▶ Language Point

< a custom / to be customary >

When one marries in Saudi Arabia, there are many customs to follow.

In America, if someone invites you over for dinner, it is customary to bring a bottle of wine.


It is (not) _____ to do something. / Doing something is (not) _____. 

;; okay / alright / common / acceptable / impolite / rude / inconsiderate >

In India, eating with one's hands is acceptable.

At our house, it is okay to eat dinner in front of the TV.

In England, it's rude to ask how much money someone makes.


< Someone is (not) _____ to do something.

;; supposed / expected / permitted / allowed / required >

In some Middle Eastern countries, women are not allowed to vote.

In Korea culture, people are expected to take their shoes off before entering a house.


< Doing something is (not) _____. ;; permitted / allowed / required >

Riding a motorcycle without a helmet on is not allowed in Canada.


< to mean / to indicate >

In Hawaii, the word "aloha" means hello and goodbye.

In most Western countries, a gold band on the third finger of the left hand indicates the person is married.



▶ Warming Up

1. Have you had many chances to find out about other cultures (e.g., by traveling abroad)?

2. Which other cultures do you think are most similar to your own?

3. Which other cultures do you think are most different to your own?



▶ Reading

  We live in world that seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Globalization is bringing everyone closer together, and it's becoming cheaper and easier to travel abroad. Also, increasing immigration is making many countries more and more multicultural. However, this doesn't mean that everyone is starting to behave the same. This is good because cultural differences make the world a more interesting and diverse place to live.

  Some of these cultural differences are well known, but others are not. For example, most people know that Westerners usually greet each other with a firm handshake. Of course, in many parts of Asia there is no physical contact at all.

  However, some difference are less obvious. For example, In Bulgaria, shaking your head means "yes", and nodding your head means "no". If you want to disagree in Indonesia, you should suck air through your teeth. Saying "no" directly is considered impolite.

  In India and the Middle East, you should use only your right hand for greeting, eating or drinking. People there think the left hand is dirty. In many Western countries, pointing your finger at someone is considered rude. In Thailand, however, you have to be careful where you point your foot!

  When traveling overseas or meeting people from other countries, you may find some of their customs surprising, strange, or even shocking. However, increasing your cultural awareness can make traveling abroad and talking to foreigners more enjoyable.



▶ Discussion

2. Have you met many people from other countries? If so, which nationality is your favorite? Why?

3. Before going to another country, do you think it is necessary to find out about that country's customs? Why or why not?

4. Are there any customs is other countries that you find strange? If so, what are they? What is it that seems strange about them?

5. Do you think the people in your country are polite? Can you think of any behaviors that might be considered impolite by tourists visiting your country?

10. Are there any customs in your country that you dislike? If so, which ones? Why do you dislike them?



▶ Vocabulary

When in Rome = When in Rome, do as the Romans do

customary : 관례적인, 습관적인 :: culturally expected

inconsiderate : 사려깊지못한 :: don't think about other people

heated floor

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getting smaller and smaller

diverse : 다양한 :: different, variety

to find out : to check, to learn

siesta : 낮잠 (nap)

overdated : too old



▶ Expression

Through my job, I got a chance to go to West Africa.

(= Thanks to my job, I got a chance to go to West Africa.)


I think Japanese culture is similar to Korea culture.

I think Amazon culture is most different to my own.


It is necessary, because I don't want to accidentally do something rude.


In Spain, they have a 2-hour siesta everyday.


Cutting in line, pushing and bumping into people without apologizing might be considered impolite by foreigners.


Drinking to the side in front of elders is very overdated custom that I don't like.

That milk is overdated

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