Neighbours

In the Australian short story "Neighbours", intercultural communication is put to the test. In it we encounter both culture clash and ethnocentrism. It illustrates that communication between cultures requires insight and effort from both sides.

Luckily there are basic things we all have in common. Those serve as bridges between us.

Read more in Access to International English, pp. 140-145. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.

 

Links

Tim Winton (brief biography)

http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/wintont/wintont.html

Country profile: Australia (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15674351

Australia migration - suburb profiles

http://www.aussiemove.com/

Click on Perth or Brisbane on the map for information about suburbs in Australia

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