martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

What are stereotypes?

 " A stereotype is a simplified generalization about member of a group" ( Wikipedia)

Stereotypes are closely connected with two other concepts- discrimination and prejudice

Discrimination: "the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex"

Prejudice: " a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience"


Watch this presentation comparing three nationalities British, Irish and Spanish.

What do you think about it? Are stereotypes true?

 Steretypes lead to jokes, can you give examples of jokes based on Spanish stereotypes ?

 55 nations: Stereotypes that will ruin or make your day

If you want to know what other nationalities think of Spaniards, click here

Explain the following joke in your own words: 

Heaven is where the French are the chefs, the Spanish are the lovers, the British are the police and the Germans are the mechanics and everything is organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the British are the chefs, the Swiss are the lovers, the French are the mechanics and the Germans are the police, ans everything is organised by the Spanish.

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