Culture Shock 文化冲击
About this lesson
I had a good first impression when I first arrived here.
What would you say was your first impression of America?
What stood out to you about the country and the people?
What cultural norms and values were new to you?
More spaced out
When I first came to America, I noticed that everything seemed so spaced out.
My initial impression of America was that everything was really spread out.
When I first got here, the country struck me as being really large and spread out.
People dress casually
Relationships seem to be much more casual than I’m used to.
People in America seem to dress more casually than in my country.
Women are comfortable with showing more skin here.
Everything seemed like it was spread out.
Americans tend to be more casual about business relationships.
In general, I would say people tend to be friendly and casual.
On the whole, people seem to dress more casually than people in my country.
Americans seem to value privacy more than other cultures.
I’ve noticed that Americans like to have time to themselves.
Some Americans like to keep people they don’t know at arm’s length.
In general, Americans have a strong work ethic.
Americans work much longer hours than I’m used to.
Americans tend to work hard and play hard.
I’ve noticed that Americans really value punctuality and like to be on time.
Time is money.
American culture is one where “time is money,” so people are more punctual.
In my country, people are less time-conscious. Americans are more punctual.