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II)-Rewrite the sentences given about the Thai traditions and customs, using the following expressions. You can add some words or make changes.

II)-Rewrite the sentences given about the Thai traditions and customs, using the following expressions. You can add some words or make changes.

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6. You should never point your feet at someone or an object as this a considered
disrespectful.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
7. It is considered very rude to touch people on the head, but now you can touch
young children on their heads.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
8. You can use the word “Khun” as the best way to address someone and it is used
in front of the name, usually the first name.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
III)-Give advice with “should” or shouldn’t, using the cues
about table manners in Japan.
1. Don’t drink at a dinner party until everyone is served
___________________________________________________________________
2. Raise your drink and say “kampai!” (cheers) before you drink
___________________________________________________________________
3. Use a small wet cloth at most Japanese restaurant to wash your hands before
eating
___________________________________________________________________
4. Don’t use it as a napkin or to touch any part of your face.
___________________________________________________________________
5. Use chopsticks during the meal
___________________________________________________________________
6. Don’t tip any situation in Japan
___________________________________________________________________
IV)-Complete the sentences, using “have to” and the verbs
from the box in the correct form either positive or
negative.

1.
2.

open

talk

stop

take

decide

get up

send

explain

We _________ early at the weekends. (negative)
I __________ which job I want before the end of the week. (positive)
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We _________ the bus into the city center. We can walk. (negative)
She ___________ the shop at 9 o’clock every morning. (positive)
You _________ quietly in the library. (positive)
You _________ the letter to him by post. I will see him tomorrow and I will give it
to him then. (negative)
You _________ it to me. I understand the problem. (negative)
We _________ talking when the lesson starts. (positive)

V)-Complete the tips about Vietnamese table manners by
filling in each blank with “should” or “shouldn’t”.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

When having a meal, you ________ pass all dishes using both hands.
You ____________ place your chopsticks on the designated chopsticks holder
when taking a break to drink or speak.
You ____________ stick your chopsticks vertically in the middle of the rice bowl.
You ____________ eat directly from the serving dish.
You ____________ try every dish that is served before obtaining more of your
favourite ones.
You ____________ consume only meat, as it is the most expensive ingredient of
the meal.
You ____________ finish the food put on your plate because this shows respect
for the cook and is not wasteful.
You ____________ refuse any food offerings despite being full.
You ____________ inform the host that you are full prior to being offered
another dish.
When you finish a meal, you __________ place your chopsticks on top of your
rice bowl.

VI)-What kinds of behavior are acceptable in Viet Nam? Fill in
the blanks with “You should” or “You shouldn’t”.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

_________________introduce yourself to newcomers in your class.
_________________arrive on time when you’re invited to someone’s house.
_________________blow your nose in public.
_________________chew gum while talking to someone.
_________________call a teacher by his or her first name.
_________________stand up when the teacher enters the classroom.
_________________place the chopsticks on your bowl when you finish the meal.
_________________visit your classmates without calling first.

C. SPEAKING
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I)-Rearrange the sentences to make a conversation by writing the correct number (28) in each blank. The conversation starts with number 1.
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A. Nick: Guess what! I just got invited to my English teacher’s house for dinner!

______ B. Mai: Well, it’s also the custom in Viet Nam to bring a small gift.
______ C. Nick: And is it alright to bring a friend along?
______ D. Nick: Yes, but what do you do when you’re invited to someone’s here?
______ E. Mai: Well, if you want to bring someone along, you should call first and ask if
it’s OK.
______ D. Mai: Oh, how nice!
______ G. Nick: Really? Like what?
______ H. Mai: Oh, maybe some fruit or a box of candy or biscuits.
II)-Read the interview between the reporter (R) and Tobey
Maguire (TM), the actor who plays Spiderman, and
complete it with the correct past form of “have to”.
Practise the conversation with your partner.
R: Was Spiderman is a difficult part to play?
TM: Yes, I (1. be)_______ fit so I (2. train)_________ for six months before the film
started.
R: What time _______________ (3. you/ be) at the film studio in the morning?
TM: I (4. start) ___________ at six o’clock. Too early!
R: _______________ (5. you/ wear) the Spiderman costume all day?
TM: Almost all day! But I (6. not wear)___________ it when I was playing Peter Parker,
of course. Then I had normal clothes.
R: Was it scary to climb all those buildings?
TM: Well, I (7. not climb)_________ the really tall building. They use computer effects
for that.
R: Have you ever seen the film at the cinema yet?
TM: Yes, I took my daughter to see it. It was cool because the cashier recognized me
and we (8. not pay)___________!
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III)-Complete the conversation between Nick and Mai about
Vietnamese family traditions and customs with the
sentences given (A-H). Practise the conversation with your
partner.
A.

In the Vietnamese culture, strong members in a family have to
help me the weaker and less fortunate members of the family.

B.
C.

I think the woman follows her career and she also supports the family.
The man, or husband, serves as the head of the family. He takes care of money
matters and is responsible for providing for the family.
The same in Viet Nam, Nick. We try to get every achievement for our family.
The husband and children share the housework, and they have a happy
relationship in their home, I think.
It is an extended family, including three generations living in the same house,
typically including parents, children, grandparents, and sometimes, unmarried
uncles and aunts.
From a very young age, children are taught to take care of their parents when
they become old.
The woman is in charge of the home and raising the children.

D.
E.
F.

G.
H.

Nick: Can you tell me about the typical kind of family in Viet Nam? A nuclear family or
an extended one, Mai?
Mai: (1)________________________________________________________________
Nick: Yeah, I see. What is the role of the man or the father in the family?
Mai: (2)________________________________________________________________
Nick: How about the role of the woman?
Mai: (3)________________________________________________________________
Nick: I think the society in Vietnam has changed a lot. Is there any change in family life?
Mai: (4)________________________________________________________________
Nick: How to deal with the housework?
Mai: (5)________________________________________________________________
Nick: Yeah, the same situation in England now, Mai. Are there any family traditions in
Viet Nam?
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Mai: (6)________________________________________________________________
Nick: In other Asian countries, every member of family tries to do good actions so that
their family will have good fame, and the parents feel happier.
Mai: (7)________________________________________________________________
Nick: Are there any traditions or customs for children in Viet Nam?
Mai: (8)________________________________________________________________
Nick: They are lucky, because in England many parents have to go to a nursing home
when they get very old.
Mai: We think we owe our parents so much. One of the most well-known Vietnamese
proverbs is, “The debt we owe our father is as great as Mount Thai Son; the debt we
owe our mother is as inexhaustible as water flowing from its source.”
D. READING
I)-Read the information about customs in some countries, and
then give the answers to the questions.
Different Customs
Canada and the US: Don’t arrive early if you’re invited to someone’s home.
Indonesia: Never point to anything with your foot.
Korea: Don’t pass something to an older person or supervisor with only one hand.
Muslim countries: Don’t eat with your left hand.
Samoa: Don’t eat while you’re walking in public.
Thailand: Never touch anyone except a child on the head.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

In which country is foot considered a dirty part of the body?
________________________________________________________________
In which country should we pay attention to eating in public?
________________________________________________________________
In which country/ countries should we eat with the right hand?
________________________________________________________________
In which country/ countries shouldn’t we arriving early at a party?
________________________________________________________________
In which country should you show high respect to older people or supervisor?
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