Monday, April 22, 2013

Cross Cultural Awareness and English 2013 Semester 1 Week 2: Love and marriage in China

Hello everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend.
Today we are going to review our reading about love and marriage in Botswana. First, please click the link. Let's sign up for Quizlet. Next, please join the class I have created for us on Quizlet. Please click the link: Cross Cultural Awareness and English 2013/2014. Now let's study some vocabulary, please click the link: Cross cultural Awareness and English Vocabulary.

In the reading, "Brides for sale?", we learned that "lobola", the African custom of paying for a bride, was controversial. Let's review the arguments for lobola and the arguments against lobola. Please turn to p. 124 in your textbook.

Now we are going to start our next topic, Love and Marriage in China. Like Botswanan marriage customs, Chinese marriage customs include a "bride price". Chinese marriage customs also include a dowry. You can read about Chinese pre-wedding customs by clicking the link. Let's watch a video of a Chinese wedding. Please click the link.

Now, please read "A new dowry item: the computer" on pp. 128-129, then answer the questions on p.129.

For homework, please watch the video below. After that, please download the article, "Thousands marry on love you forever day". Read the article and do the tasks. Enjoy!

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