Posts under ‘Family’

The Funeral Procession

This joke might serve as a good starting point for a discussion or activity about in-laws. A woman was leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind […]

Surviving College Break

I was struck by how culturally significant this story is. It is of course written for an American audience, but I plan to use it with my Taiwanese students, asking them what elements of the list below and the story seem odd. The Columbus Dispatch : Not home alone: Perils of the college break Surviving […]

Activity: Meet the parents

This is a fun activity that I used as part of a module on Family or Romance. It’s particularly good with university age students in Taiwan and probably other cultures in which couples don’t generally introduce their boy/girlfriend to the parents unless it’s quite serious. Instructions This is a role play in which a boyfriend […]