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Task Description
Listen to this video on the importance of using the right tone and body language in North American culture. Fill in the blanks.
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Scene summary
Kate Maven goes into more detail about Secret #11 - Tone and Body Language - from her book, "101 Secrets of Canadian Culture" .
Video length
14 minutes 57 seconds
Video genre
Tutorials, how-to & educational videos
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, Business/professional students, High schoolers
Business/professional students
High schoolers
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This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
… is that our tone goes up and down in some languages liketone is connected to the meaning of the words.
2. Fill the gap.
Now ais not going to go "ee"!
3. Fill the gap.
But there's it's quite flat, really I'm,it out and I'm using this low tone to indicate that I don't, believe it.
4. Fill the gap.
His Canadianwere perfect.
5. Fill the gap.
And, we equate self-confidence with skill.
6. Fill the gap.
When I was in China I was a head, the head of aproject for all of China and I said, to him, how does that sound?
7. Fill the gap.
When somebody asks youryou need to give it, and you need to sound like youit.
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My character is very emotional and
9. Fill the gap.
We think that eye contact means that you arethat you are telling the truth.
10. Fill the gap.
… hello, they think you're, not very excited to see them, evenyou could say good to see you or I'm happy to see you.
11. Fill the gap.
This is absolutely normal, but in Canadian and American culture crossed arms is considered aposture.
12. Fill the gap.
fidgeting is not.
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And but some cultures are much morethan we are.
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… not sure I'm, not sure wherewill go because of the pandemic.
15. Fill the gap.
And you just say, sorry, itnot sorry.
16. Fill the gap.
So we don'twith our finger .
17. Fill the gap.
you should practice it again in the bathroom,you can.
18. Fill the gap.
… a wholesubject in itself , because this can be very, very different from Canadian culture to other cultures.
Lesson Plan
Follow-up tasks
1. Practice using tone to convey emotions
Discussion questions
1. Have a conversation about the difference between tones in your first language & tones in English. Compare gestures and other body language to your first culture.
Katemaven is from/lives in Canada and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2013-05-07. Katemaven last logged in on 2022-11-30, and has shared 3 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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