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Intermediate 3

Continuous Listening Task


Part A: Listen to tapescript 8.6 (students book page 82). Listen to the conversation about
customs in Thailand and circle the correct answer:
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2.
3.
4.

Its polite to use first name/ surname.


You should do a wai when you meet your friends/ older people.
Its not respectful/ acceptable to touch another persons head.
Everyone helps themselves to the food using chopsticks/ spoons.

Part B. Listen again a write T for True and F for False:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Khun is used only to address men in Thailand.


(--------)
Its very important to put your hands together and bow your head to pray. (--------)
People expect couples to kiss in public.
(-------)
Its a custom to open a door with your leg.
(-------)
When you are invited to the house of a Thai friend, take off your shoes.
(-------)
Its a custom to serve food in bowels all over the table.
(-------)
Usually, theres salt, pepper and fish sauce on the Thai dining table. (--------)
Its quite common to show respect or disrespect to the royal family.
(--------)

Total / 12 marks
New Cutting Edge Intermediate Students Book, S. Cunningham, P. Moor and J. Bygrave, Pearson,
2005

The British Council, 2005


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