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These are the recordings, from unit 2A (p.20), on national stereotypes.

track 2.1


track 2.2




Speaker 1 (American)

(+) individualistic, hard-working, optimistic

(-) materialistic, very interested in money

Speaker 2 (Irish)

(+) sociable, easy-going, religious, family oriented, good storytellers

(-) melancholic, nostalgic, drink a lot

Speaker 1 (English)

(+) tolerant, open to new ideas

(-) self-satisfied, arrogant towards foreigners, lazy, careless in the way they dress, drink too much

Speaker 1 (Scottish)

(+) proud of their identity, inventive, sociable, like to have a good time, great travellers, well behaved abroad

(-) melancholic, negative attitude towards their neighbours (the English), quite negative towards foreigners


  1. a) achieve  b) inherited  
  2. a) emigration  b) climate
  3. a) multi-ethnic  b) unwillingness
  4. a) attitude  b) wrongs

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