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Exercises

1: List some ways in which you can show respect for your hosts.
2: Common gestures you use might have different meanings in another country. Give examples.
3: Select the conversational topics that you should avoid while traveling internationally.
  1. History and current events

  2. International travel and money

  3. Art and culture

  4. Religion and politics

4: Determine the course of action to take if you commit a faux pas.
  1. Quickly make a joke to cover the situation.

  2. Stop talking immediately.

  3. Address the situation immediately; apologize and ask for clarification.

  4. Avoid eye contact.




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