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Presentation’s topic: Culture shock
Members: 1. Trần Thị Ngọc Anh
2. Nguyễn Thị Dung
3. Hoàng Thị Hải
4. Lê Thị Yến
Contents: 1. Causes of culture shock
2. Outcomes of culture shock
3. Strategies to adapt and deal with this issue
Definition: Culture shock is the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply travel to another type of life
I. Causes of culture shock
1. Culture shock caused by language barriers
Every country has its own language, but there are many different languages between different regions in a country. In our country there are many different way to call the name of objects between the South and the North. For example: the bowl has two names in Vietnam. In the North its call “bat” but its call “chen” in the South.
There are nearly 200 countries in the world and each country has it own language. Language is the expression of culture so different languages involve different cultures. The Oriental countries have different cultures in comparison with the culture of the Western countries. If people goes to foreign country without knowledge about cultures in there they will be shocked when they contact with these cultures and language is a big barrier. People need language to say hello, to carry out their demands and express emotions. However, when they come to an unfamiliar country they cannot do it. They will be shocked with this problem.
Constantly listening and speaking in a foreign language are tiring. If English is not your first language, you may find that you miss your familiar language which at home would have been part of your everyday environment. Even if you are a fluent English speaker it is possible that the regional accents you discover when you arrive in the UK will make the language...