Lesson 18 - Exercise 2 - Peter and Steve
- How many Germans does Peter know?
- Not too many.
- Look at the picture above. According to Peter, the Germans appear to be (seem) more "machine-like" than other Europeans. What's the best definition of "machine-like"?
- Like a machine: with stereotyped uniformity.
- Like a machine: irregularity of action.
- Like a machine: emotional.
- Peter says the Germans are less emotional than other Europeans. If this is true,
- feelings are more important to them than reasoning.
- reasoning is more important to them than feelings.
- neither reasoning nor feelings are important to the Germans..
- Peter also says the Germans are less outgoing than other Europeans. What's the best definition of "outgoing"?
- "Outgoing" describes someone who goes out, especially at night.
- Steven admits that he is biased. This is very similar to
- Why is Steven biased? Type your answer beginning with "Because..." !
- Because his father is German.
- Because his father is French.
- Because he likes the Germans.
- Steve, like many other people in this clip, say that the Germans are efficient and well organized. If this is true, what is one result of their efficiency and organization?
- Despite the high prices of their products, manufacturing in Germany is still very profitable for the Germans.
- Despite the low prices of their products, manufacturing in Germany is unprofitable for the Germans.
- Given the high prices of their products, manufacturing in Germany is not profitable for the Germans.
- Steve uses an idiom: "let (one's) hair down". He says that the Germans don"t let their hair down as mach as we do....
- Relaxed people let their hair down, but the Germans are serious.
- Serious people let their hair down, but the Germans are relaxed.
Verbs: know, appear
Adjectives: machine-like, outgoing, biased, efficient
idiom: "let (their) hair down"
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