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IAP 2006 Activity

Two Countries Divided by a Common Language: England for Americans
John O'Brien, Joanne Ashton, Marko Cosic
Thu Jan 19, 03-04:30pm, 1-150

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Prereq: None

How can one hold a twenty minute conversation about the weather? Why would one wish to eat Toad in the Hole and drink warm beer? What's with all the tea?

Attendees of this lecture will find themselves equipped with all the information they need to pass undetected as an Englishman or Englishwoman for quite long periods of time. In the name of international understanding confusing practices will be explained, cultural stereotypes will be broken/reinforced and every student is guaranteed to master a typical phrase in the elusive English accent. The lecturers for this class are all authentic students from Cambridge, England. Some may or may not be close personal associates of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Contact: John O'Brien, jweob@mit.edu
Sponsor: Cambridge-MIT Undergraduate Exchange
Latest update: 30-Nov-2005

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