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II. Do you think cultures are becoming more alike? Is this a good thing? Give

your reasons. Think about:

1. improved communications

2. cheap foreign travel

3. global business

4. trading groups (such as the EU)


III. How important are the following things when doing business in your

Country? Are they: a) important b) not important c) best avoided?

1. exchanging business cards 7. being formal or informal

2. shaking hands 8. punctuality

3. kissing 9. humour

4. using first names 10. giving presents

5. small talk before meetings 11. being direct

6. accepting interruption



Adjectives of nationality

To talk about the inhabitants of a country collectively, we use a noun

Which is the same as the adjective of nationality.

Example: Private space for the Japanese is virtually non-existent.

2. To talk about individual inhabitants, we may:

- use the adjective of nationality.

Example: a Japanese, an American, two Canadians

- add man/woman to the adjective.

Example: a Frenchwoman, two Irishmen

- use a different word.

Example: a Pole, a Spaniard, some Finns

To talk about a language, we use the same form as the adjective.

Example: In Holland most people speak Dutch, English and German.

I. Match the words from the three columns below to make sentences.

Transform the names of the countries into adjectives.

Example: IBM is an American computer company.


Ferrari France furniture retailer

IBM USA newspaper

Philips Britain beer

IKEA Russia car manufacturer

BBC 1 Sweden television channel

MK Holland electronics company

Chanel Italy computer company

Carlsberg China perfumery and clothing company

Toyworld Germany toy manufacturing firm



I. Complete the sentences with the words given in the list:

Skill communication recipient effort cultural awareness

personality trait adaptability flexibility response environment


1. An ability to do some work expertly and well is called ........ .

2. The answer or reaction of a person to something you say or do is a ........ .

3. A person who receives information is called a ........ .

4. A ........ is a distinguishing quality or characteristic of a person.

5. Knowledge of customs and traditions of a country or part of the world is

called ........ .

6. ........ is the act of giving and receiving information through talk or messages.

7. An ........ is the use of strength and energy in order to achieve something.

8. An easy change to suit new conditions of life and work is called ........ .

9. The power of making oneself suitable for a new use, need or situation is

........ .

10. ........ is surrounding atmosphere, conditions and influences.


II. Match the verbs and verb phrases in the left-hand column with the nouns

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Weight Monitor | VI. Answer the questions using the information from task V.

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