Stereotypes
What is a stereotype?? <ul><li>A stereotype is a popular  belief  that people have about different groups of people. </li>...
France! <ul><li>What is the French stereotype? </li></ul><ul><li>A French man rides a bike,  carries  a baguette, wears a ...
The United Kingdom <ul><li>British people like fish and chips </li></ul><ul><li>An English man wears a  bowler hat  and re...
Germany <ul><li>German men love beer and wear lederhosen ( leather trousers)  </li></ul><ul><li>The truth:  beer is famous...
Spain <ul><li>The  common  British idea of Spain is  sun, sea and sand </li></ul><ul><li>Spaniards are  relaxed  and have ...
Italy <ul><li>Italians eat pizza and pasta </li></ul><ul><li>They are loud, romantic,  fashionable ,  expressive </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Stereotypes
  2. 2. What is a stereotype?? <ul><li>A stereotype is a popular belief that people have about different groups of people. </li></ul><ul><li>The American journalist Walter Lippmann called a stereotype a picture in our heads </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes can have a positive or a negative effect on people </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different stereotypes, can you think of any? </li></ul>
  3. 3. France! <ul><li>What is the French stereotype? </li></ul><ul><li>A French man rides a bike, carries a baguette, wears a beret and has onions round his neck </li></ul><ul><li>Americans think that French people do not shave and are dirty.. </li></ul><ul><li>French people are fashionable and wear designer clothes </li></ul>
  4. 4. The United Kingdom <ul><li>British people like fish and chips </li></ul><ul><li>An English man wears a bowler hat and reads The Times newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>People travel in double-decker buses </li></ul><ul><li>British people are punctual and posh </li></ul><ul><li>They use words like “splendid”, “terribly”, “cheerio” “spiffing” </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of any others? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Germany <ul><li>German men love beer and wear lederhosen ( leather trousers) </li></ul><ul><li>The truth: beer is famous in Germany but only some people wear lederhosen, it is the traditional dress of Barvaria </li></ul><ul><li>Germans speak perfect English </li></ul><ul><li>German men have beards- in 2005 Germany had the World Beard and Moustache championships and many German cities have beard clubs </li></ul><ul><li>German women have blonde hair and blue eyes- yes some do, but no more than in other European countries </li></ul>
  6. 6. Spain <ul><li>The common British idea of Spain is sun, sea and sand </li></ul><ul><li>Spaniards are relaxed and have siestas everyday </li></ul><ul><li>People eat paella, tortilla, tapas and sangria, you can order tortilla in 75% of restaurants/ bars </li></ul><ul><li>People wear sombreros </li></ul><ul><li>In Spain, everything is late </li></ul><ul><li>Spaniards are bullfighters and go to a bullfight every week.. </li></ul><ul><li>All Spaniards like flamenco, and all women know how to dance flamenco </li></ul>
  7. 7. Italy <ul><li>Italians eat pizza and pasta </li></ul><ul><li>They are loud, romantic, fashionable , expressive </li></ul><ul><li>The mafia are from Italy </li></ul><ul><li>They are expressive when they speak: using different gestures is very important </li></ul><ul><li>Italians are not organised </li></ul><ul><li>Family life is very important </li></ul>

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