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Name two customs or traditions visitors to your country may have difficulty adjusting to. As part of this discussion, talk about any points that visitors should be aware of when staying as a guest at a home in your country.
“take a bath” = lose money
“His family business took a real bath when the giant superstore moved into town.”
“doesn’t/won’t wash” = used to say that you don’t believe someone’s explanation or attitude about something
“Your excuse that your dog ate your homework won’t wash with the teacher.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions. The story describes the very old-style baths that are often not seen today.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
Discuss the topics below with a partner:
Use the Internet to learn about a unique cultural tradition of one of these countries, or a country that interests you: