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Dating and Romance, Part III

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VI. Expanding Your Learning

Instructions: Select one or more of the activities below to expand your understanding and use of the expessions studied in this unit.

  • Discussion: Talk with a partner about the joys and challenges of dating.

  • Improvisation: Give your partner(s) a new vocabulary word from this unit and ask the partner to think up a sentence or more with the slang used in context. Sharing something from personal experience will make the activity more real and interesting to the listeners.

  • Writing: Compose a short paper on the similarities and differences between dating in your area and dating practices in another country. Use transition words to compare and contrast:

    • Both North Americans and Brazilians ________
    • One thing both cultures/groups have in common is ______________.
    • Like Canadians, Koreans ________________.
    • North Americans ______________, but the Chinese _________.
    • Unlike Mexicans, Canadians ______________.
    • The French ___________ while Australians __________.

  • Real Speak: Interview a native speaker at your school or in the local community about dating practices in his or her country.
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