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“Japanese Bamboo Artifacts”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult Japanese culture man 01:42

Pre-Listening Exercise

What do you know about the bamboo tree, how it is grown, and what it is used for in different places around the world?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Talk about two specific cultural artifacts unique to your region of the world. What are they made of? How are they used and what significance do they have to the people of the area?

Online Investigation

Do research on one of these cultural artifacts or symbols. Report your findings to your friends or the class:

  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Coca Cola
  • the national flag of a country
  • wooden shoes in Holland
  • blue jeans
  • a hookah
  • chopsticks
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