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Culture Shock

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Well, I think (1) speaking, we could say that there are four stages to culture shock. First of all, the "(2)" stage. Uh, to the visitor, everything seems new, quaint, and (3). The food, the surroundings, the buildings. And it produces a feeling of euphoria: a desire to look around, to experiment, to (4).

The next stage is the "horror" stage, where the (5) wears off, and the visitor sees the country from a different (6), and often begins to criticize the country, the life, and the (7) of the people.

The next stage, we could say, is the "humor" stage, where people begin to (8) back and laugh at their (9) in the earlier stages.

And the final stage, we could say, is the "home" stage where people begin to feel at home, enjoy (10) in that foreign country.



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