A Fish Out Of Water


A reading exercise based on the work of Kalvero Oberg.

(13 paragraphs)


A Note to Students

There are several ways that you can use this interactive reading on culture shock. I suggest that you read the entire passage (paragraphs 1-13) through completely before reading the notes in the box on the right. This will familiarize you with the "gist" of the text before you need to understand the details.Then read the passage a second time while also reading the explanations and elaborations on the right side of each web page.

You can do the exercises in any order, but I suggest you do the two vocabulary exercises first.

Duncan Mason,

Okanagan University College

Kelowna, BC Canada

In this box you will find notes on the reading, pictures, vocabulary tips, and suggestions for further study.


The "Index" button below, will always bring you back to this page.

Teachers (& students): if you want to print a copy of this thirteen paragraph text (with a different conclusion), just click the button below (then use the back button at the top of your browser to return to this page).