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Interactions 2 Listening/Speaking, 4/e
Judith Tanka, University of California, Los Angeles
Lida R. Baker, University of California, Los Angeles
Listening for Main Ideas
Listen to this excerpt from a lecture.
What do you infer the main idea of the lecture is?
Actions in one culture can have a totally opposite meaning in another culture, and this can lead to serious misunderstandings.
Greeting and gift giving customs can vary greatly from one culture to another.
Every culture has its own unique culture and belief systems. You should not impose your customs on someone else.
Every culture has its own standards for appropriate and inappropriate behavior, and it is important to be aware of them.
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