speech #1 - at my regular table when all of a sudden this...

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It often seems as if cultural miscommunication appears when you least want it to. If you take a closer look, misunderstandings happen due to wide areas of cultural differences, one of which is language. When I graduated from 8 th grade, my family was living in Indonesia. My dad wasn't supposed to move to a different country for another 2 years, so I had to go to boarding school in Switzerland. Many different nationalites were represented at my high school, so as you can imagine there were a lot of miscommunications when it came to language. My examples happened in the cafeteria during breakfast. I was sitting
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Unformatted text preview: at my regular table, when all of a sudden this kid who I have never spoken to before in my life (because he pretty much only spoke french) came up to me and asked me if he could have my snake. At first I thought he was just being silly, but he kept on asking me the same question. After about the third or fourth time, I finally asked him what he was talking about. He pointed at my drink and said “I want your snake.” It was then that I realized that he was talking about my shake....
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