TAI UPINT National stereotypes - Nationa stereotypes...

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Nationa stereotypes "Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it's all organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it's all organised by the Italians." Discussion Discuss in pairs or small groups: 1. Did you find the joke above amusing? If you did, is it because of what you know about these nationalities personally, or what you know of their reputations? 2. Would you like to change the joke in some way? Can you improve it by changing some of the nationalities or some of the jobs? 3. Do you have tourists from other countries where you live? Which nationalities? What are they like? Reading Read this article and underline anything that surprises you or that you think is not fair. BRAZILIANS VOTED BEST TOURISTS, GERMANS WORST In a recent survey conducted by the American Board of Tourism, professionals in various areas gf the tourism industry have rated Brazilians as the world's best tourists. The survey gave points for things like 'politeness,' 'willingness to understand and speak English' and 'cultural sensitivity.' People working in jobs ranging from taxi-drivers to hotel receptionists
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2009 for the course ED 20314 taught by Professor Carolinaserna during the Spring '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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