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Written by a professional folklorist, Our Own Journeys draws on compelling tales of communication miscues to stimulate discussion and sharpen reading, writing, and speaking skills. Each of the text¿s 20 units begins with a story about customs and beliefs that lead to miscommunication among various cultures. Our Own Journeys transforms cultural differences into classroom assets, as students validate their own backgrounds while getting to know their classmates.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130484666
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 7/9/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 The New Year

Story: Throwing Water

Unit 2 Luck

Story: Protecting the Baby

Unit 3 Gestures

Story: Island Eyes

Unit 4 Table Manners

Story: Forced Feeding

Unit 5 Foodways

Story: Coffee Break

Unit 6 Taking Care of Children

Story: One Danish to Go

Unit 7 Verbal Customs

Story: Maybe Yes, Maybe No

Unit 8 The Hidden Meaning of Colors

Story: In the Red

Unit 9 Greetings

Story: A Nose Is a Nose

Unit 10 Weddings

Story: Jumping the Broom

Unit 11 Rites of Passage

Story: Special Birthday

Unit 12 Business Practices

Story: Carrying Cards

Unit 13 Clothing Customs

Story: Hats Off

Unit 14 Naming Customs

Story: The Name Game

Unit 15 The Hidden Meaning of Numbers

Story: Sorry, Wrong Number

Unit 16 Gift Giving

Story: If the Shoe Fits

Unit 17 Gender

Story: Pass the Orange

Unit 18 Religious Customs

Story: My Brother's Keeper

Unit 19 Age

Story: Age Cannot Hide

Unit 20 Healing

Story: Banki


Answer Key

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