Teorija

Culture/heritage and history
 
 
Answer the question (Task 1, 1 minute)
- Would you like to tell me something about a famous building in Latvia? (CE 2004)
Be ready to give your opinion on a number of questions (Task 2).
Read the statement, “Only religious artists could create something worth seeing.” Do you agree or disagree with it? Give your reasons.
1) Which nations are rich in their cultural heritage?
2) What famous monuments of the past do you know in Latvia and in the world?
3) What are the reasons for studying cultural heritage of a nation?
4) Do you think this knowledge could be useful to your generation? Why/why not?
5) Do you think new monuments, art galleries, churches, libraries, etc. Should be created? Why/why not?
6) Why has the idea of new national library in Latvia been widely discussed?
CE 2006
 
People from different cultures are very different.
Do you agree? Give your reasons.
1) Do eating habits differ across cultures? Give an example.
2) What do you think are the typical characteristics of people living in Latvia?
3) What do you think are the typical characteristics of people living in the UK/USA?
4) Why do we like to stereotype people who live in another country?
5) Do these stereotypes really describe other people? Why? / Why not?
6) How can we avoid misunderstandings when talking to people from other countries?
CE 2008