Write a brief description of what you believe is happening in the situation you are
Now, turn up the volume and assess how close you were to understanding what was
happening. Compare your conclusions with your initial description.
characters easier to understand through nonverbal communication than others? List the behaviors that made these characters easier to understand.
Would you have drawn the same conclusions about what the characters expressed if they had been members of a cultural or ethnic group different from yours?
List the behaviors you observed that are subject to cultural variations.
If it’s available, watch a television program presented in a language other than your own. What information can you decipher from listening to voice tone, pitch, and intensity?
What factors influence the accuracy of your conclusions?