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Дом Exercise 6. Transform the names of the countries into adjectives.
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Exercise 5. Discussion

Exercise 3. Say whether these sentences are true or false and explain why.

Exercise 2. Answer the following questions.

Exercise 1. Write down all the nationalities mentioned in the UNIT. Write down one thing about each nationality that you can remember.


1. Which nationalities are the most and least punctual?

2. Why did the British think that everyone understood their customs?

3. Which nationalities do not like to eat and do business at the same time?

4. 'They (the French) have to be well fed and watered.' What or who do you normally have to feed and water?

5. Imagine you are at a party in (a) England (b) America. How could you begin a conversation with a stranger?

6. What nationality has perhaps the strictest rules of social and business behaviour? Why do you think so?

7. Why is it not a good idea to ...

... say that you absolutely love your Egyptian friend's vase.

…say 'Hi! See you later!' when you're introduced to someone in Afghanistan …discuss your personal problems during business meetings with your an Israeli.

1. The British wouldn’t like to have a business lunch and discuss business matters during the meal.

2. The Germans like to talk business while eating.

3. The French like to eat first and talk afterwards.

4. If you take off your jacket in Britain that means that you want to relax.

5. Blowing your nose in public is a social insult in Japan.

6. In America you must receive your partner’s business card with both hands with a bow.

7. Bowing the head is a mark of respect in Australia.

8. The highest-ranking Japanese will be the most emotional one during the negotiations.

9. During negotiations with Japanese try to avoid periods of silence lasting more then 5 seconds – they are considered insulting.

10. The Japanese prefer written agreements to oral ones.

11. In Japanese business protocol contracts can not be renegotiated.

12. An invitation to lunch or dinner is not possible in Japan.

13. In Pakistan you mustn't smiling is offensive.

Exercise 4. A friend of yours is going to work in Japan. Give some advice about how he/she should and shouldn't behave.

1. Do you agree with the saying 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do'? Do you have a similar saying in your language?

2. What are the 'rules' about greeting people in your country? When do you shake hands? When do you kiss? What about when you say goodbye?

3. Think of one or two examples of bad manners in your country. For example, in Britain it is considered impolite to ask people how much they earn.

4. What advice would you give somebody coming to live and work in your country?

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Korea (North and South), Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain, USA, Vietnam.