The typical Englishman
<ul><li>What is a stereotype? </li></ul><ul><li>Why stereotypes? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do stereotypes come from? </li></...
What is a stereotype? <ul><li>It is an overgeneralization of some characteristics of a group of people, a country, a regio...
Why stereotypes? <ul><li>We like to simplify things; </li></ul><ul><li>It is simple to make, easy to remember, funny to sa...
Where do stereotypes come from? <ul><li>Parents and family </li></ul><ul><li>The media </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul...
Some examples <ul><li>Spanish people are always dancing flamenco; </li></ul><ul><li>The Italian eat pasta everyday; </li><...
Typical English <ul><li>English people are very punctual </li></ul>
The English dress in a strange way  (e.g. socks with sandals)
The English love their pets more than other people
The English are very serious, they don’t use any body language
They eat a big breakfast in the morning, with bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans, etc.
The English like gardening and their parks are always clean
The English are always drinking tea
The English do everything in a different way <ul><li>They drive on the left; </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t use Km’s but mil...
English Quotes <ul><li>If you can't be good, be careful . </li></ul><ul><li>If you want a thing done well, do it yourself ...
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  1. 1. The typical Englishman
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is a stereotype? </li></ul><ul><li>Why stereotypes? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do stereotypes come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples </li></ul><ul><li>Typical English </li></ul><ul><li>English Quotes </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a stereotype? <ul><li>It is an overgeneralization of some characteristics of a group of people, a country, a region, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>But it is partly true and partly false because it is impossible to know everybody. </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes disappear very slowly, sometimes never. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why stereotypes? <ul><li>We like to simplify things; </li></ul><ul><li>It is simple to make, easy to remember, funny to say; </li></ul><ul><li>We think: we are the only ones who are correct; </li></ul><ul><li>We think: what is different, usually it’s bad </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where do stereotypes come from? <ul><li>Parents and family </li></ul><ul><li>The media </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Education (school, university) </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Laziness </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Envy </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of superiority </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of experience of people, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some examples <ul><li>Spanish people are always dancing flamenco; </li></ul><ul><li>The Italian eat pasta everyday; </li></ul><ul><li>In Morocco people have little hygiene; </li></ul><ul><li>In Portugal people drive crazy; </li></ul><ul><li>All Americans agree on death penalty; </li></ul><ul><li>The best cars come from Germany; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Typical English <ul><li>English people are very punctual </li></ul>
  8. 8. The English dress in a strange way (e.g. socks with sandals)
  9. 9. The English love their pets more than other people
  10. 10. The English are very serious, they don’t use any body language
  11. 11. They eat a big breakfast in the morning, with bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans, etc.
  12. 12. The English like gardening and their parks are always clean
  13. 13. The English are always drinking tea
  14. 14. The English do everything in a different way <ul><li>They drive on the left; </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t use Km’s but miles; </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t use kilos but pounds; </li></ul>
  15. 15. English Quotes <ul><li>If you can't be good, be careful . </li></ul><ul><li>If you want a thing done well, do it yourself . </li></ul><ul><li>A person is known by the company he keeps. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is what you make it . </li></ul><ul><li>Manners make the man. </li></ul><ul><li>Patience is a virtue. </li></ul><ul><li>There’s more than one way to skin a cat. </li></ul>

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