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Topic: Type B Men Shunned


Title: Bad Days for South Korea's Type-B Men

Author: Jon Herskovitz

Source: Andongkim.com, Reuters

Date: Monday, April 18, 2005

Level: Advanced

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.

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New words you will see in this article:

buzz(ing)

cad(s)

compatibility

devote(d)

extramarital

fixate(d)

genetics

jilt(ed)

lyric(s)

mercurial

miserable

nadir

nudge

outgoing

passionate

pitfall(s)

pleasure(s)

portal

psychiatry

scholar

self-proclaimed

temperament

trait(s)

woo(ing)

wrath

Interesting Expressions

break-up

break (someone's) heart

chat room

flat out

hot-headed

in the end

pop culture

ring up (a sale)

strike up (a conversation)

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

Do you believe that one's personality is linked to his/her blood type?
Why or why not?

Is it fair to pre-judge a person because of his/her blood type?

Scientists have refuted the claims to connections between personality and blood type.
Why do you think people persist in believing in "pop culture" stereotypes?

Why do you think people are willing to buy books based on unscientific theories
put forth by self-proclaimed experts?

Would you buy such a book? Why or why not?

For More Practice

Pretend you are a scientist who has studied blood type and found no
connection with personality. Debate the issue with a person who strongly
supports the pop culture point of view.

Pretend you are a Type B Man. How can you best deal with negative stereotypes?

Your friend is unfairly prejudicial against Type B Men.
Help her/him change her/his point of view.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16