One of the most fascinating aspects about the world is the great diversity that exists among people. So, we need to understand that human beings are indeed very different. And we need to understand exactly what these differences are, so that we can see how such diversity can be enriching.
Our neighborhood may be composed of people from different backgrounds with different traditions, beliefs and lifestyles. Our classmates may represent a variety of nationalities. When we learn about diversity, we can broaden our horizons, open ourselves up to new possibilities and find there are many choices and opportunities in life.
Adapted from <www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0110/msg00131.html>.
among: entre (mais de duas coisas ou pessoas)
need: necessitar, ter que fazer algo (precisar)
understand: entender, compreender
human beings: seres humanos
neighborhood: bairro, vizinhança
background: classe social, contexto, origem
lifestyles: estilos de vida
classmates: colegas de classe
learn about: aprender sobre
find (out): descobrir, encontrar, achar, procurar
Write T for true or F for false
a) There is great diversity among people around the world.
b) The diversity among people is one of the most boring aspects about the world.
c) We don't need to understand that human beings are very different.
d) When we don't understand the differences, we can see that the diversity is enriching.
e) Our neighborhood may be composed of people from different nationalities.
f) Our classmates may represent a variety of traditions, beliefs and lifestyles.
g) When we learn about diversity, we open ourselves up to new possibilities.
h) When we learn about diversity, we find there aren't many opportunities in life.
Answer key: T, F, F, F, T, T, T, F