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.
Tim Winton (brief biography)
Country profile: Australia (BBC)
Australia migration - suburb profiles
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