Hello everyone! My name is Lena. I’m a last year student. I’m doing my research paper and need to interview people of non Russian linguistic-cultural communities in order to find out whether it's difficult for them to understand some peculiarities of foreign culture. Could you please answer 10 questions below.(If it's more convenient you may fill in the form using this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewi2hi76xewu0j4/form.doc and send it to my email: e.nais@list.ru

Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University
Student: E. Petrosyan
Theme: “Precedent phenomena as an intercultural communication barrier”.
The purpose of the research: to determine whether there is any complexity in
understanding peculiarities of culturally-specific texts or there is not.
Instructions:
Read the following dialogs (monologs, situations), which were taken from sitcoms (American and Russian), paying attention to the ones, marked with bold words and word-combinations, and choose an option which shows the level of your understanding of listed examples. If there are no right answers you may type your own. Please, do not use the Internet while giving your answer.

Personal information:
Name_______________________________
Age________________________________
Country_____________________________



1)“New girl” season 2, episode 25
In the episode, one of the characters (Winston) sees the famous badger at a hotel, surrounded
by handlers in University of Wisconsin garb, and flips out.
Winston: “That is Bucky the Badger, Wisconsin's mascot. Yeah, I got a sweatshirt
with his face on it, and he's wearing a sweatshirt with his face on it. Bucky cool”.
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

2)“New girl” season 2, episode 25
Nick and Winston fail to find Bucky the Badger, and they seem to have lost each other.
Nick: “Winston?”
Winston: “Nick, where are you? Marco?”
Nick: “Polo. I don’t want to play that.”
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

3)“Go on” season 1, episode 2
Having lost his wife Jenny Ryan King asks his assistant Carrie to take care of him and to be
more attentive.
Ryan: C’mon you always were vice-Jenny, and now you gotta step it up because the current vice-vice Jenny owns up to 5 different cats.
Carrie: Ok, fine. Can there just at least piece of guidelines?
Ryan: Yes, sure, you go first
Carrie: How about stop throwing soccer ball at my head? Ryan: Done! I’m gonna take the next three. If I’m watching “The Daily Showcan I call you and repeat funny things that Jon Stewart has just said?
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

4)“The Big Bang Theory” season 7, episode 24
On the station Leonard and Penny are talking about Sheldon who is going to leave. Leonard
worries about Sheldon and doesn’t want to leave him alone, so trying to calm Leonard down
Penny says it to him.
Penny: He'll be okay. You taught him well, Padawan.
Sheldon: Good Lord! Padawan's the student, not the teacher.
Penny: Seriously, let him go.
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____


5)“The Big Bang Theory” season 1, episode 6
The guys are all wearing the same Flash costume for Halloween
Sheldon: This is why I wanted to have a costume meeting!
Leonard: We all have other costumes. We can change.
Raj: Or we can walk behind each other all night; it'll look like one person going really fast!
Howard: No, this is a boy girl party, this Flash runs solo!
Leonard: How about this: nobody gets to be the Flash; we all change. Agreed?
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

6)“Happy together” season 1, episode 1
Gena looks forward to watching a football game on TV and tells about it to his wife but she laughs at his desire as thinks it’s stupid.
Gena: football game is on tonight!
Dasha: Oh, really?! I wish I don’t miss it!
Gena: Sure it’s not as smart as your fancy “Karmelita
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

7)“Happy together” season 1, episode 8
Dasha tells to her friend Lena that she wants to buy a DVD recorder but doesn’t know how to ask her husband to give her money, so she tries to imagine this situation.
Dasha: He’ll ask me: “Why do you need DVD recorder? Do you want to watch series on the Perviy and to record “Dom2” ?” But it’s clear that people watch “Dom2” and record series on the Perviy.
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

8)“Happy together” season 1, episode 21
The main character Gena has lost his drive license and now he has to use a bicycle which
drives him mad. Gena’s neighbor Jenia goofs on him because of this situation.
Jenia: “Actually, having a bicycle makes you kinder. You know why you used to
be so mean, because you haven’t got a bicycle”.
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

9)“Uni” season 2, episode 54
One of the main characters, the girl called Tania augmented her breast which got her friend
confused. In the episode Alla ( her friend)talks to Tania’s boyfriend Alexander about this
issue.
Alla: Why are you so calm? Do you really like it, do you really like this Tania
Semenovich”?
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____

10) “Uni” season 2, episode 68
In the episode the main character Sylvester Sergeev (S.S.), who’s a rich businessman, talks
to a girl who declares that she is pregnant with his son’s baby. Sylvester Sergeev keeps two
envelopes in his hands.
S.S.: “I know you’re a smart girl you won’t lose you chance. Well, to the point. I
won’t let you ruin my son’s life. So, here is (point to the first envelope) ticket to
Switzerland for you to go to the best hospital. And this is money (point to the
second one). It’ll be enough for you and for your kid, and for the future kid of your
kid. So what do you choose?” Girl: “Money”
S.S. “I feel like Yakubovich. Here is your money.”
a) Everything is clear
b) I understand only general core
c) I do not understand the meaning
d) There is not enough context to understand the meaning
e) Your option_____


Thank you in advance
Sincerely,
Lena