of two interviews are shown here. The interviewers are first-year students
of English at the Free University in Amsterdam.
below shows an interview with a British couple near the Anne Frank
house in Amsterdam.
The video starts
with four student girls on their way to do the interviews. Then we see
two of them, Virginia and Karen, approaching a couple near the Anne Frank
house in Amsterdam.
(Virginia and Karen spot potential interviewees)Virginia:
Hello, excuse me
Man: O, hello.
Virginia: Can we ask you some questions?
Karen: Are you British?
Man: We are, yes.
Virginia: Wonderful, we have some questionnaires. It's from the University
here. And we are doing a project on, uh, different cultures and something
like that. We have to interview some people. Okay, thank you.
How proud are you to be a British citizen?
Karen: From 1 to 5.
Man: A two, it's not a big issue for me. You know, it's, you know, I
don't think You know, we are sort of Europeans as well, and you know,
it's That's my point of view. I'm not, you know, incredibly proud,
but it's obviously where I was born and it's my country.
Virginia: Yeah, okay
A question about jumping a queue. What would you do if you were waiting
in a shop or in front of a museum and somebody jumped the queue, going
in front of you. What would you do? Ignore it, make a loud comment to
another person in the queue, talk to the person who'd done it, barge
the queue in front of them, or something else?
Man: I would say to the shop assistant I was next, and yeah, not to the
person too, you know. You would still point out that that person who
pushed in front of you; but you also get served - when you should have
Virginia: Yeah, so don't address them directly.
Man: No, no.
Karen: Do you agree that people should not show their emotions in public?
We mean like anger, or sadness on a scale from 1 to 5. 1 being strongly
Man: O, all right, oh right, okay.
Woman: It depends on the situation, doesn't it? Midway then, 3.
Man: Yeah, three.
Virginia: Neither agree nor disagree.
Karen: And why?
Man: Sometimes, I don't know
Woman: It depends on the situation.
Man: Something could make you very angry and some things can make you
laugh out loud. You, it could be a funny film that you see, that could
make you laugh.
Virginia: Okay. Do you agree that people should not kiss and hug in the
street when they are middle-aged?
Woman + man: haha
Man: Good question.
Virginia: Same again, strongly agree, agree or something like that.
Man: A well, I think it's fine, yeah, if they are middle-aged. If they
are, the people still obviously love their partner, or erm, it could
be a case where that couple, although they are older they have only just
met and I think that's quite acceptable.
Karen: So you strongly disagree then?
Man: With the question, yeah
This video shows an interview with a British man leaving the Anne Frank
house in Amsterdam.
video starts with two students, Linda and Nezjma, approaching two possible
interviewees who turn out not to be British. Then they find someone who
(Man leaving Anne Frank house)
Nezjma: Hi, can we ask you some questions? We're students from the university
here, and we're doing a project about intercultural communication.
Linda: Are you British?
Nezjma: Ok, well this is a project about the British society, so thank
Linda: Thanks anyway
(German boy leaving Anne Frank house)
Nezjma: Excuse me, are you British?
Boy: Können Sie das bitte in Deutsch sagen? (Could you please say
that in German?)
Nezjma: Oh no, you're not British, we're doing a project about the British
society so thank you for your time.
Interview with man
Nesjma + Linda: Hi
Nezjma: Excuse me, we're from the university here and we're doing a project
about intercultural communication.
Linda: Yeah are you British?
Man: Yes I am
Nezjma: Ok good, could we ask you some questions?
Man: Yes certainly
Linda: How proud are you to be a British citizen? On a scale of like very
proud, or not proud at all.
Man: I, I don't know whether I am, uhm..
Nezjma: Are you like very proud, or quite proud?
Man: No. not really, I'm not really proud to be English, I just am.
Nezjma: Why is that?
Linda: Any comments?
Man: I think, if I see, sometimes if I see something good happening, then
I think: oh that's kinda nice that we did that, but also if I see something
I don't like, well for example the war, I don't like the war, so I'm not
very proud about Iraq.