C. Listen to the next part and look at the pictures. In what countries should you avoid using these gestures and postures? Why?
Сходства и различия представителей разных стран
A. Read the first part of an article “Responsible tourism”. What countries do you think are among the notorious Top 10?
When you travel the world, like it or not, you are a representative of your country, and your behaviour –good or bad –can reflect on your nation as a whole. That’s why sometimes it’s a good idea to stop and think before you start dancing in the streets or make a noise in the middle of the night. There is a list of 10 top countries with notoriously bad tourists. They create a kind of image of their nations by being rude, loud, noisy, ill-mannered, scandalous, annoying and annoyed, drunk, and disrespectful.
B. Read the next part of the article and match the headings to the paragraphs.
A.We should be grateful to them.
B.They’d better stay at home.
C.They don’t feel comfortable.
D.The world’s diversity is amazing.
1.If you are a traveller, you will encounter many different people along your journeys; people from so many different backgrounds; people of different races, religions, nationalities, tongues, classes, and lifestyles. We live in a diverse world, a world where people look and live differently.
2.And these people will play a lot of different roles within our travels too. They will be our hotel clerks; the cooks of our food, waiters; the housekeepers who make up our rooms; the salespeople who sell things to us; our pilots; our drivers; our tour guides; ride operators at amusement parks; lifeguards who save lives and keep us safe at pools and beaches; police officers who protect us on the streets of the cities we visit; even our fellow tourists who come from different parts of the world to the same place where we come to for the same reasons.
3.Unfortunately, so many people in this world do not have such a favourable view of those who are different from themselves. Many people dislike or otherwise feel uncomfortable around those who have such differences. So much so that they feel disgusted and view those who are different as being lower people who are less civilized and view the mere existence of other people as a problem.
4.Nevertheless, interactions with such people are a fact of life for everyone, especially for the traveller. Geography is a major factor that can set one person apart from another. A person who is narrow-minded or otherwise intolerant of those who are different will have a lot of difficulty enjoying their travels, and for such a person, it may be worth avoiding travel altogether.
C. Discuss in pairs. Do you agree with the author? What things disappoint him?
A. Every culture interprets body language and gestures differently. You should be aware of this fact in order not to offend locals or not to get into trouble. Look at the hand signals below. What do they mean in your country?
B. Listen to the first part of programme about body language and compare the meanings of the hand signals in different countries.
c. Listen to the next part and look at the pictures. In what countries should you avoid using these gestures and postures? Why?