Extra listening: A Successful Immigrant

  1. Listen to what Valerie Corpus has to say. Listen only once, then sit in pairs and decide what main things she talks about. Note them down.
  2. Now listen to the same track again. Imagine that you are going to interview Valerie Corpus for a radio program called “Meeting America”. Decide together on five questions you would ask her based on the information she gave in the listening comprehension. Try to make use of terms used in this chapter such as culture, senders, messages, ethnicity, stereotypes, multiculturalism, etc. Write your questions down.
  3. Finally, your pairs can join into groups of four. One pair asks the other two of its questions, and the other pair answers as if they were Valerie. Then it’s the second pair’s turn to ask its questions.

Valerie Corpus