A. Before viewing :
You and your partner will make a list of everything you know about China and its culture. Each piece of information scores 1 point. Your teacher will check which pair of students scored most points.
B. Write P (Polite) or I (Impolite) after the statements below. Make a guess! Which of the actions below are considered polite/impolite during a barbecue lunch according to the Hmong culture, an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China.
1- To eat cat meat (I)
2- To eat dog meat (I)
3 - To drink alcoholic beverages (P)
4 - To look at someone in the eyes (I)
5 - To touch the head of a person(I)
6 - To listen to the elderly (P)
7 - To eat very much (P)
C. Now watch the segment and decide whether your guesses were correct.
D. Imagine your partner is going to a barbecue in a Hmong family house. Rewrite the items above using should (NOT).
Ex: 1 – YOU SHOULDN'T EAT CAT MEAT.
How to develop your own video activity:
- Select a scene in which the characters talk about social behavior.
- Write down a few of the recommendations given.
- The students decide whether they are appropiate or inappropriate behaviors.
- Students give advice using - should.