You advertise for a roommate to share an apartment. Three people reply. One is from your home country -- in fact, from the same town as you.
Another is from Slovakia, and speaks very good English, but has very little money and wears rather scruffy clothes.
The third is from somewhere in the Middle East, speaks some English, is very sexy and charming and drives a BMW.
This material is by Martin Holmes of the University of Victoria, based on an idea by Rebecca Lee and Shannon Stewart.
Used with permission.