Page 1 - Autostereotypes
- Get together in groups of 4. Talk about the cartoons and write in your own words what the typical attitudes and idiosyncrasies shown in these cartoons are.
- Read the text and compare the autostereotypes with the clichés you have / had about the British. Write a short paragraph about the similarities and differences.
Use the dictionary to look up unknown words and add them to the list on the last sheet
Page 2 - Description of a cartoon
- Describe the cartoon, using expressions like: in the foreground / background; on the right / left; speech / thought bubble …
- Discuss in your group what the point is that the cartoonist is trying to make, then write a short paragraph about it.
Page 3 - On your own now!
Describe and analyse the cartoon (don’t forget to take a close look at the speech bubbles!) and compare it with the text. Write a text of at least 120 - 150 words. (Don’t forget: introduction, paragraphs, conclusion, linkers.)
autostereotype: clichés people have about themselves
idiosyncrasy: peculiarity; Eigenart, Eigenheit
similarity: resemblance, being like sb or sth, but not exactly the same
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