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This is a complete task to introduce the topic of perspectives and culture shock. A company is outsourcing an entire section and the main character has to train the new employees in India. Excellent to discuss issues related to cultural diversity and understanding others.

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  1. 1. Different Perspectives
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Raise awareness about cultural differences </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a new unit: Different Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the concept of outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Present and practice some new expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Role play </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asking for advice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Persuading </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Maps <ul><li>Why are these perspectives so different? Why do kids and adults see things so differently? </li></ul><ul><li>What are other cases in which people have different perspectives? </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Are you familiar with the term outsourcing? Come up with a definition. </li></ul><ul><li>Mention some examples of companies doing this in our country. </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of outsourcing services? </li></ul>Discuss these questions with a partner
  5. 7. Getting the gist <ul><li>What are some of the differences between the two cultures? </li></ul><ul><li>Which things are more shocking to the character? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which would be more shocking to you? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What advice would you give him? </li></ul>Watch the first part of the trailer and discuss these questions in pairs
  6. 8. Working with language <ul><li>Just a _________ of advice </li></ul><ul><li>I was _________ India </li></ul><ul><li>Once I _________ in </li></ul><ul><li>I did _________ better </li></ul>Watch the rest of the trailer and fill in the blanks Think of a different context where you could use these expressions. Choose two and write a short conversation
  7. 9. Working with language <ul><li>Just a word of advice </li></ul><ul><li>I was resisting India </li></ul><ul><li>Once I gave in </li></ul><ul><li>I did much better </li></ul>Watch the rest of the trailer and fill in the blanks Think of a different context where you could use these expressions. Choose two and write a short conversation
  8. 10. Talking about cultural differences or similarities <ul><li>I don't _________ how to _________ it. In my _________ , it just makes _________ to work your …off just so you can have that 15 inch _________ . </li></ul>Watch the end of the trailer and fill in the blanks
  9. 11. Talking about cultural differences or similarities <ul><li>I don't know how to explain it. In my world , it just makes sense to work your …off just so you can have that 15 inch plasma . </li></ul>Watch the end of the trailer and fill in the blanks
  10. 12. Role-playing <ul><li>Your best friend is taking a doctors degree in an American University. He has been in the States for two months now, and he’s definitely experiencing culture shock. Adding this to being home sick, he just wants to come back. Have a Skype conversation with him and his girlfriend. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friend: Try to persuade your friend to stay and finish his studies. One year is not that much after all. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girlfriend: Talk to your boyfriend and be understanding. Why doesn’t he come back anyway? There are some good universities here too. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student: Talk to your friend and girlfriend and ask for advice. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Some useful expressions <ul><li>I can’t make up my mind! </li></ul><ul><li>How about considering …? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t you feel it might be a good idea to … </li></ul><ul><li>Taking into consideration all the aspects … </li></ul><ul><li>What if … </li></ul>

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