Cultural generalisations

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 7

With your partner, agree on ways of completing the following sentences, all about any country that you both know well, e.g. your own. You can add adverbs like “almost”, “most” and “some” if you need to.

In formal situations,…

It is not respectful to…

It is very important to…

It is polite to…

It is not usual to…

You should always…

Most people…

People tend to…

People tend not to…

It is normal to…

It is rude to…

Visitors should/ shouldn’t… to avoid giving offence

Generally, people…

Always remember to…

Nobody cares about…

It might seem strange to foreigners that…

These days, nobody…

Read out just the part that you have written to another group. Can they guess which sentence it comes from and do they agree with you?

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