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Travel Log
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
Many people choose overseas destinations for honeymoon cruises, discount tours, or study abroad. However, preparing for such experiences is very important. What concerns would you have in traveling to a new country (e.g., language, food, transportation, etc.)? What would be the best way to relieve any of these feelings of anxiety?

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What word describes the man's feelings at the beginning of the conversation about traveling overseas?
A. relaxed
B. apprehensive
C. anxious

2. What one thing surprised him in the marketplace?
A. The quality of merchandise seemed to vary widely from place to place.
B. Shop owners would raise the price of goods if they saw you were a foreigner.
C. You could bargain over the price with shopkeepers to get the best deal.

3. What did the man NOT mention about the way people looked at him during his visit?
A. People stared at him out of a distrust of foreigners.
B. People were just inquisitive at his presence there.
C. Such situations gave him opportunities to interact with others.

4. What does the man say about the traffic conditions?
A. The people seem to pass through traffic as if unaffected by everything around them.
B. Buses and taxis are the main modes of transportation in many parts of the country.
C. The flow of traffic, at times, remains constant due to an intricate road system.

5. What is one conclusion the man states at the end of the travel log?
A. Discovery of different cultures through direct experience is key to cultural adaptation.
B. Miscommunication is a natural event in the process of bridging cultural boundaries.
C. All countries share some similar characteristics that bind them together.

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3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Have you ever experienced similar feelings to those expressed in this travel log? What suggestions would you have for others who are considering a trip overseas?

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