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This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about stereotypes. A stereotype is an over generalized belief about a particular group of people. There are many kinds of stereotypes but the most common ones are those to do with nationality, religion, age and gender. Using stereotypes is a way to simplify our social world and they can help us to respond quickly to situations because we may have had a similar experience before. But one disadvantage is that it makes us ignore differences between individuals and we may judge a person without even knowing anything about them.