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Activity 1 - Analyse the topic and brainstorm keywords - Answers

Part A

Assignment topic:

Misunderstanding can happen if you do not take into account people’s different culture and customs.  What are some differences in cross-cultural communication?  How could these affect understanding a message?


The keywords are misunderstanding, cross-cultural, communication


The limits/instructions ask you to outline the differences and state how they affect understanding



Part B

For each of keywords, find some alternative words that mean the same thing.

misunderstanding cross-cultural communication
  • offend
  • confusion
  • mistake
  • misinterpret
  • miscomprehend
  • understand
  • comprehension
  • multi-cultural
  • multicultural
  • ethnicity
  • divergent cultures
  • cultural norms
  • traditions
  • social norms
  • body language
  • gesture
  • talk
  • listen
  • touch
  • written
  • interacting




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