فکر می کنید اگر در یک موقعیت خاص قرار بگیرید، چه واکنشی نشان دهید؟ در اولین بخش این تمرین شما می توانید سناریو های مختلفی را در نظر بگیرید و در مورد واکنشتان با دوستانتان صحبت کنید!
A: What would you do if a friend gave you an unusual gift?
B: I’d probably laugh.
C: I wouldn’t do that. I’d smile and say thank you.
الف: اگر دوستی به شما هدیه ای غیرعادی بدهد چه می کنید؟
ب: احتمالاً می خندم.
ج: من این کار را نمی کنم. لبخند می زدم و تشکر می کردم.
A: In China, you’re not supposed to open gifts immediately.
B: Really? I didn’t know that.
الف: در چین، قرار نیست بلافاصله هدایا را باز کنید.
ب: واقعا؟ من این را نمی دانستم.
A: Last week, my friend lent me his car. When his car broke down this week, I returned the favor and gave him my car.
B: I would have done the same thing.
الف: هفته گذشته دوستم ماشینش را به من قرض داد. وقتی ماشینش این هفته خراب شد، لطفش را جبران کردم و ماشینم را به او دادم.
ب: من هم همین کار را می کردم.
A- Ask your partner these questions.
1- What would you do if you were sitting on a bus and an elderly person were standing near you?
2- Imagine you were meeting a friend for dinner. If your friend kept you waiting, what would you do?
3- When was the last time you returned a favor?
What did you do?
4- Kate saw someone dropping litter on the street, and she didn’t do or say anything. What would you have done?
B- Now answer your partner’s questions.
A- Answer your partner’s questions.
B- Now ask your partner these questions.
1- What would you do if you were at a supermarket and someone cut in line in front of you?
2- Imagine you borrowed something from a friend and accidentally broke it. What would you do?
3- When was the last time you gave someone a compliment? What was the situation?
4- Paul was invited to a party during his working hours, and he went to the party. What would you have done?
Student A and Student B
C- An overseas visitor was invited to have dinner at a co-worker’s house in this country. The visitor
asked you and your partner for advice on local customs. Discuss the topics below and agree on what advice to give.
what to wear / what not to wear
what topics to talk about / what not to talk about
what gifts to take / what not to take
what time to arrive
what time to leave
A- Student B’s own answers- Sample answers:
1- I would offer the person my seat.
2- I would call my friend, ask if everything was OK, and then ask when she would arrive.
3- Yesterday, I helped my classmate with her math homework. She always helps me with my English homework.
4- I would have done the same thing. / I would have politely asked the person to pick it up.
B- Student A’s own answers- Sample answers:
1- I’d politely ask the person to go to the back of the line.
2- I would admit my mistake and apologize. I would also offer to pay for the repair or buy another one.
3- Last Saturday, I told my best friend that I liked her new hairstyle. We were going to the movies.
4- I would have turned down the invitation. / I would have arrived at the party late, after work.
C- Useful phrases If your students need extra support, provide them with some of these useful phrases:
What kind of clothes should he / she wear?
You’re supposed to [wear a suit and tie].
You’re expected to [arrive on time].
It’s a good idea to [take a gift / bring flowers].
He / She shouldn’t forget to [shake hands with the host’s parents].
I think that’s a good idea.
No, I don’t think you’re supposed to do that.