Posts Tagged ‘stereotypes’


Monolog about stereotypes (flamenco, siesta)

March 10, 2013

by an adorable Intermedio 2 (B1, Intermediate) student!


Spanish stereotypes & some ranting and raving…

February 5, 2013

By the way, why do European politicians show their support for the president of Spain in office, when at least half his party are involved in corruption? Something which gets nightmare hues considering unemployment rates keep increasing, young people are starting to flee the country, grandmas and grandpas, after a life of working hard, are sustaining economically their families (of unemployed members), say 900 euros for 4 — considering renting a flat in Madrid costs about that!

Excuse me, I feel sick. This is all far too much for my aging body! I’m not in the constructive mood just now, really! Puke, puke, puke! Protect democracy? Is that what they are doing? Or is it that they think it’s interesting to relate to corrupt people because this means they can “work together”? Puke, puke, puke! Is corruption in politics like in Spain? (I can’t imagine it, true, but… it must be considering their president’s high opinion of the president of Spain!!)

I hope people keep putting pressure in politicians — corrupt politicians must resign and go to court! THIS would be protecting democracy!

Found this interesting article. Have a good read!

Spanish stereotypes: statistics tell us they have Mondays, too

This one’s also interesting:


Stereotypes, Truth or Myth? Some videos

November 15, 2012

An EOI Teacher has collected a few videos (and other info) on this, in case you want to learn to listen, and practice listening to English!



November 13, 2012

Dear Intermedio 2’s,

Today I posed the issue of Stereotypes to the Avanzado 2 Tuesday group and in their brainstorm they came up with more ideas about how to tackle the topic! Apart from stereotypes by nationality/country, they mentioned two interesting approaches:

Types of People / Personality stereotypes — this made me think of what often happened to me in the 1990s with students — that because they considered me a “hippie” they were sure I smoked dope and loved reggae music! 😀

Group Identity stereotypes (like sure stereotypes by nationality) like members of Urban Tribes, or Age-based stereotypes.

Occupation stereotypes, when we think we know what people are like because we know their occupation — thinking of the upcoming events (tomorrow’s strike and demos), say, with police officers (violent or saviours). People often have a stereotyped and polarized vision of police people. Another example is housewives (boring, gossips…), or firemen (strong, sexy!)!

Then what about the stereotypes according to gender?! Sometimes we can’t see the most apparent! Men are good at logic reasoning and women aren’t!, and the like. (This connects with the previous point: Consequently, we get sexual stereotypes of occupations: women are good to be housewives and nurtures, and men are good to be soldiers and politicians.)

Well, an alternative proposal in regards to content structure is that you start your monolog(ue) with a definition of What a Stereotype is, and then that you comment some examples. Then, depending on how long the previous were, you could address your experience with stereotypes. Finally, remember you also need a good ending — some personal assessment, some concluding remark.

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