Good morning, today's lecture on communicating with strangers is the first of the series of lectures under the general topic- intercultural communication. Every day, we communicate the way we do because we are raised in a(1)______________ and learn its language, rules, and norms. Different cultures and subcultures may have different rules and norms. Therefore, understanding the other's culture(2)________ cross-cultural communication. All communication occurs between people who have(3)_______________________ with each other. The key factor in understanding intercultural communication is the(4)_______________________________________________.
First, strangeness and familiarity make up a continuum. We used the term "stranger" to refer to those people at the most(5)________ end of the continuum. Thus anyone could be considered a stranger, given a(6)________ foreign context. A stranger has limited knowledge of their new environment- of its norms and values. And in turn, the locals have little knowledge of the stranger- of his or her(7)___________________. Generally speaking, communication with another involves predicting or anticipating their responses. When communicating with someone familiar we are usually(8)_________ in our anticipation, and may not even notice that we are making such predictions. (9)____________, when we communicate with strangers we are more aware of(10)________________ their possible responses, and of the uncertainty of our predictions.
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