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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Culture & Communication Workshops

Mid-Term Examination (4A)


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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Theme: Culture (20 Points)


Draw the triangle model of human behaviour. Label the layers and give an example for each. (6 points)

When describing groups of people, why is it dangerous to make assumptions? (2 points)

Culture has often been described as an iceberg. How are the two similar? (2 points)

The items listed below are all features of culture. Decide for each feature whether it should be ABOVE the iceberg (A) or BELOW the iceberg (B). ( point each = 10 points)
importance of time ( facial expressions ( religious rituals ( values (

) )

) paintings ( ) concept of beauty ( ) holiday customs ( )

gestures ( ) foods ( ) concept of fairness ( religious beliefs ( ) eating habits ( ) music ( ) literature ( )

child-raising beliefs ( concept of leadership (

) )

styles of dress (

) nature of friendship ( ) concept of personal space ( ) rules of social etiquette ( ) relationship to animals ( )

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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Theme: Cultural Etiquette (12 Points)


You read an article by Dawn R. McKay entitled Netiquette. This article noted that there were three words in the English language that have a total of only 14 letters, yet carry a great deal of meaning. What are these three words? (3 points)

Please describe two simple things that international students such as yourselves can do to make your emails seem as professional as possible. (2 points)

In a business dinner, how do you decide what to order to drink? (1 point)

In the movie Pretty Woman, name 2 things that Julia Roberts character did wrong at the dinner table? (2 points)

Define the following terms. (1 point each = 4 points) Doggy bag: Brown bag: Brunch: Potluck:

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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Theme: Presentation Skills (15 points)


What does TRACT stand for and why is TRACT important (5 points)?

Why is it important not to memorize your presentation or read directly from your notes during a presentation? (2 points)

What are the three steps taken to respond to a question you dont know the answer to? Please also provide an example answer. (5 points total)

Why are audience skills so important? List 2 main audience skills.

What is noticed/remembered most by an audience? (circle one 1 point) a) a presenters body language b) a presenters voice c) a presenters voice and content d) a presenters body language and voice e) a presenters content

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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Theme: I Hope You Were Paying Attention In Class (13 points total)
The following questions will test your audience skills, as they relate to your Two Minute Talk or Newsflash presentations (1 point each, unless otherwise stated = 13 points) Which 2 students got lost on their way to London Drugs? (*2 points)

Which student received an email from a foreign friend in which he used a slang English word that means to work very hard. (*2 points)

What is The Gateway Program? Why is it controversial? Do most Canadians believe in ghosts? Do all Canadian celebrate Halloween? Who does not and why? Who did Guan go trick-or-treating with on Halloween? Name two of the three organizations that Corinne discussed in her presentation regarding womens equity in Canada? What am I referring to if I use the slang booze? Do you have a sweet tooth? Explain.

Please list 2 other slang terms or idioms and explain.

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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Case Study #1 (5 points total)

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Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDY PREPARATION PROGRAM

Case Study #2 (5 points total)

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