A. Before viewing :
You and your partner will make a list of everything you know about China and its culture. Each piece of information scores 1 point. Your teacher will check which pair of students scored most points.
B. Write P (Polite) or I (Impolite) after the statements below. Make a guess! Which of the actions below are considered polite/impolite during a barbecue lunch according to the Hmong* culture,
*Hmong people are from Laos. The reason there are large Hmong communities in the US is because the US provided visas for Hmong people in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Optional: Ask students what they know about southeast Asian culture. (Thanks Nat Olson for the cultural feedback).
C. Now watch the segment and decide whether your guesses were correct.
D. Imagine your partner is going to a barbecue in a Hmong family house. Rewrite the items above using should (NOT).
Ex: 1 – YOU SHOULDN'T EAT CAT MEAT.