Unit 8 – World Cultures English Lesson
Unit 8: World Cultures
- This ESL lesson aims to teach kids words and expressions related to different cultures.
- The lesson teaches basic cultural taboos in different countries and students learn how to give advice when visiting another country.
- The lesson’s grammar focus is on adjectives followed by ‘to’ which is part of the verb in the infinitive, and the modal ‘should/shouldn’t for making cultural recommendations.
Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps
Freddie and Bob are watching TV when a program about world cultures comes on. They learn that Japanese people bow as a form of greeting and it is polite to return a bow. Freddie and Bob find these cultural tips fun, and take turns practicing them.
|· give tips|
|· touch someone's head|
|· stick chopsticks upright|
|· eat with chopsticks|
|· point your finger|
|· offer someone a clock|
Cultures Sentences - Adjectives followed by infinitive 'to'
|It is polite||to bow in Japan.|
|It is normal||to eat with chopsticks in most Asian countries.|
|It is rude||to stick your chopsticks upright in a bowl of rice in China.|
|It is polite||to say sorry when you bump into someone in Canada.|
|It is rude||to touch someone's head in Thailand.|
|It is impolite||to point your finger at someone in most cultures.|
|It is offensive||to give tips to waiters in Japan.|
|It is nice||to leave a 20% tip to waiters in the USA.|
|It is bad||to offer someone a clock for a present in China.|
Be a culture expert - Advice using 'should' & 'shouldn't'
|You should bow when someone bows to you in Japan.|
|You should say sorry when you bump into someone in Canada.|
|You shouldn't touch someone's head in Thailand.|
|You shouldn't point your finger at someone.|