Lesson Plan: Greece [Traveling Etiquette]

During this lesson, you will lean how to make recommendations based on cultural differences.

To make recommendations, we will use a variety of expression such as:

#1I suggest
#2I recommend
#3You Should
#4Avoid
Let’s get started


Chronogram and Evaluation (15 Minutes)

Task#1.0

Brief overview of the course and the evaluation

#1Chronogram
#2Evaluation

Introduction of Key Vocabulary (15 Mins)

Task#1.1

Open the set of cards and check the pronunciation and meaning with your partner

Task#1.2

Quiz most of your classmates until you run out of words

Instructions:

  1. Stand up
  2. Approach one of your classmates
  3. Ask him or her one a word from the deck, what’s “devout”?
  4. Don’t ask one person more than two questions

Summary about Greece (30 Mins)

Task#1.3

Check these phonetic transcriptions and figure out what the English words are

#1/loʊˈkeɪt/
#2/ˈsaɪ.əns/
#3/juːst/
#4/kiː/
#5/ˈpiː.pəl/
#6/smɔːl/
#7/moʊst/
#8/steɪt/
#9/feɪθ/
#10/səˈsaɪ.ə.ti/

Task#1.4

Read the text with a partner and make sure you understand every part of it.

(1) Greece is a country located in Europe (2) Greece is known for its rich history, ancient civilization, and contributions to art, philosophy, and science.

(3) The capital is Athens, home to iconic landmarks like the Acropolis (4) Greece is a member of the European Union.

(5) Greece has a mixed economy, with tourism being a key industry. (6) The currency used is the Euro.

(7) With a population of approximately 10 million people, Greece is a relatively small.

(8) A handshake is the most common greeting in Greece (9) The common verbal greeting in Greece is “Yassas” (Hello)

(9) Greece is officially a secular state, however 98% of the population identifies with the Greek Christian faith.

(10) Greek society has been traditionally male dominated. (11) Men see themselves as the strong providers for the family.

(12) Marriage is a highly respected convention in Greek society, especially among devout Greek Christians.

Task#1.5

Stand up and ask these questions to another classmate.

  • Check the questions
  • Stand up and quiz another classmate
  • Don’t ask a classmate more than two questions

Recommendations about Greece (15 Mins)

Task#1.6

Read the sentences and identify the six of them that don’t represent the Greek Culture

  1. I suggest not refusing something offered since it can be interpreted as an insult.
  2. It is considered inappropriate for women to whistle.
  3. Remember that the eldest person is usually the first to be served.
  4. It is very common to eat with your hands in Greece
  5. Do not leave the table until everyone has finished eating.
  6. You can’t give alcohol or wine as gifts
  7. Avoid criticizing the Greek culture, people or nation.
  8. You should treat images of Buddha with respect.
  9. Remember that hugging and kissing is common in public spaces.
  10. Remember that smoking cigarettes is banned in Greece.
  11. Don’t be more than ten minutes late for meetings.
  12. You should not receive gifts with the left hand.

Task#1.7

Compare your answer with the partners given by other classmates

  • For example: Which aspects don’t represent Greece Culture?

Grammar Review: Spot the Mistakes (15 Mins)

Task#1.8

Read the sentences carefully and identify the grammar errors the sentences have and provide the correct version


Oral Diagnostic

Task#1.9

Time to show how much you know and remember about topics covered last quarter

  1. Proper topics to talk about at work.
  2. Your educational background?
  3. Opinion about university and work-related topics
  4. Give suggestions to work-related issues

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am José Manuel and I am an English Teacher in Costa Rica who loves English. I have been teaching English for more than 8 years and I like sharing what I know with others