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I present a problem: You are on a boat with your Mother, Spouse, and Child and the boat begins to sink. You know you can save only one, who do you save?
Most Oriental students save their mother. I use this for them to use their English and emphasize there is no correct answer. After discussion dies, I then take a vote of the class room. Then I present a survey done amongst American students and give the percentages: to save Spouse..60% and to save Child: 40% Mother 0%. This provokes lots of discussion which leads me into presenting "points of view" which is not right, wrong, good , bad, BUT Different. THis works best for me in the very large classes I have here in China.

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