CENTRO DE EDUCAÇÃO A DISTÂNCIA
CURSO DE LETRAS
Atividade Prática Supervisionada (ATPS) entregue como requisito para conclusão da disciplina “Inglês I”, sob orientação do professor-tutor a distância
23 de Abril de 2013
The purpose of this assignment is to improve our language skill. Thereare some informations about culture, religion, sports, preferences, customs, educational system, families structures in some countries that English is the mother tongue.
Greetings around the world
When we decide to travel abroad we know we are going to meet many different people with different habits and culture, that's why we have to check out their customs beforethe trip. English is the mainly language you have to speak because wherever you go, you can find people from many different places, nationalities. Introducing or greetings can be formal and informal. Greeting is a friendly way of opening a conversation, there are many ways to say hello.
Formal way you can say: “Good morning!”, “Good afternoon!”, “Good evening!”.Saying goodbye you cansay: “Good evening!”.
Informal language you have many options, for example: “Hi!”, “Hello!”, “Hello there!”, “Hey buddy!”, “What' s up!”, “Howdy friend” (in the USA), “Aloha” (in Hawaii), “Wow, it's good to see you!”. In UK people usually talk about the weather to open a conversation exemplo: “- Hello, isn't it a lovely day?”, “-Hello, what about this terrible weather?”.Asking how someone is, there are many ways: “How are you?”, “How are you doing?”, “How's it going?”. In many countries people ask about the family example: “How's the family?”, “Hello, how's your wife doing?”.
When you meet a person for the first time you can say: “It's nice to meet you!”, “I'm glad to meet you!”, “Please to meet you!”, “Good to meet you!”, “I'm pleased to meet you!”.Saying goodbye: “Bye!”, “bye, bye!”, “So long!”, “Se ya!”, “Bye for now!”, “Cheerio!”, “See you around!”, “Farewell!”, “Ta-ta for now!” (in UK), “Catch you later!”. When you meet other person normally we tell a little about us, about our life in some occasions. Some common questions we ask to meet each other for example:
- What's your name?
- My name isAlicia.
- How old are you?
- I'm 26 years old.
- Where are you from?
- I'm from Canada.
- What's your job?
- I'm an architect.
Customs around the world
Indian people usually place your hands in a praying position at the chest and bow slightly and say "namaste." Shake hands firmly in United Statesis common. In Brazil shake hands is formal. The "salaam." accompanied by sweeping your right hand up to your heart in Middle East. Stretch out your hands and touch fingertips with the other. Then bring your hands to your heart, signifying, "I greet you from my heart." in Malays of Malaysia Polynesia: Embrace and rub each other's backs. (This is a gesture performed only by men). Some Tibetan tribespeople stick out your tongue at the other person. Bow from the waist to a 15 degree angle. This is an informal bow used for all ranks and occasions in Japan. Shake hands firmly. Follow with a "bear hug" and 2 to 3 kisses on alternating cheeks in Russia. Hug (called an "abrazo") and give a few hearty claps on the back, Brazilian and Latin American, kiss other people's face is also common . SouthernEurope, Central and South America shake hands warmly and linger a bit longer than the traditional American handshake. Follow by touching the other person's forearm, elbow or lapel. Three kisses, going from cheek to cheek for Belgium. As a conclusion hug, shoulder-pat, high 5, salute, wave, wink, kiss face, bear hug, hat-tip, bow, smile, hand-shake are formal and informal ways of greeting...