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Stereotypes: Avoiding Them and Understanding People Better

Lesson Objectives: To discuss stereotypes that people have about other cultures and explain how these perceptions are not necessarily true.

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Language Tasks and Questions:

Listen carefully to the comments above and answer the question below for each person.

What is one stereotype that other people have about your country, culture, or people?

  • People often / sometimes say that people in the US eat of lot of junk food, but this isn't true / this isn't necessarily true / this isn't always true.
  • The truth of the matter is thatsome people eat fast food, but a lot of people eat a balanced diet.
* A noun or a gerund is possible (e.g., My mother is in charge of the laundry/washing clothes.)

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