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Culture Shock
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers: Length:
Medium intercultural communicationmini-lectureman0:53

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What is culture shock and what are the stages of this event?

II. Listening Exercises [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

1. How does a person view the new culture in the first stage of culture shock?
A. Everyone is watching me.
B. Wow. Everything is different.
C. I want to go home.

2. What are the symptoms of the second stage of culture shock?
A. People tend to withdraw from society.
B. People try to integrate into the culture.
C. People criticize the people and culture.

3. What is the third stage of culture shock?
A. the humor stage
B. the hunting stage
C. the homeless stage

4. What statement by the visitor best describes the "home" stage?
A. I'm glad to be returning to my own country.
B. These people love their families and homes.
C. I really enjoy living among the people here.

5. What is the best title for this mini-lecture?
A. How to Adjust to Culture Shock
B. The Stages of Culture Shock
C. The Causes of Culture Shock

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
What have been your own experiences with cultural shock and in what stage do you find yourself?

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Culture shock is very natural occurrence when traveling to a new culture. Keeping an open mind and being flexible will help you adjust.