DESCRIBE A PERSON YOU KNOW WHO IS FROM A DIFFERENT CULTURE

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DESCRIBE A PERSON YOU KNOW WHO IS FROM A DIFFERENT CULTURE

You should say:

  • Who he or she is?
  • Where he or she is from?
  • How did you know him or her?
  • And explain how you feel about him or her.

Note: you have to talk for 1 to 2 minutes. You have 1 minute to take a look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.


Who he or she is?

I am a social person and I always like to interact with new people. Here, I am going to talk about a person from different culture whom I met. He is from Japanese culture and his name is Mike. I remember it was about 3 years ago when I was traveling to Chandigarh for my passport appointment. During my journey, I met with a Japanese person on the bus.

Where he or she is from?

He sat just behind me. Honestly speaking, I had curious to meet him and wanted to know about his culture. Then, I sat next to him and began talking with him. Moreover, he told me various interesting things about his culture. Firstly, I came to know that Japan is the world’s largest producer of motor vehicles and steel. Apart from this, they eat with chopsticks instead of spoons.


How did you know him or her? And explain how you feel about him or her.

In addition, they drink hot water instead of cold water because it prevents them from many diseases. We did lots of talk during our travel and exchanged our contact with each other. We are still good friends.

All in all, I feel extremely happy about this person because I came to know lots of new things about Japanese culture. I wish I would visit to Japan one day and explore its rich culture.


(Model answer 2)

Who he or she is?

India is a diverse country and people from different cultures live here happily. When we meet a person from other cultures we are always curious to know more about them and how different they are from us. We try to learn different things from them and we teach them our culture. Here I am going to talk about a friend recently who I met on the train. Her name is Deepika.

Where he or she is from?

And She is from Hyderabad which is quite different from my home state Punjab. We introduced each other after boarding the train and started talking about current topics of our country. I talked about my state and then she also gave me some vital information about Hyderabad. I just met him for the first time in the train and we became friends. We both were traveling for a long distance so we chatted about numerous topics. At first glance I thought she was a Christian then she told me people in Hyderabad same. 


How did you know him or her?

She not only told me about their culture but also told me that Dosa is renowned food in their hometown. Now she is working as a Doctor and serve the people also she organising campaign for the needy people, there she provides assistance in various ways such in form of money, clothes, food and so on.

And explain how you feel about him or her.

I felt over the moon that I made a friend who is from different culture and one good thing about my friend is that she respected all cultures. Today we can meet people from different cultures on the internet on different social media platforms where they are discussing their culture and traditions. She is down to earth person as well as she is quite a generous person. 


Part 3:- Follow-ups of DESCRIBE A PERSON YOU KNOW WHO IS FROM A DIFFERENT CULTURE

(1) Where and how can we get to know people of different cultures better?

Today we can meet people from different cultures on the internet on different social media platforms where they are discussing their culture and traditions. Apart from this there are many cultural celebrations organised by the government in these places where people from all around the country come and take part. 

(2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity?

Cultural diversity is actually the beauty of any country and I don’t think so there is any big disadvantage of cultural diversity only people have different languages so they are unable to communicate with each other easily and the advantages is people can enjoy a lot of festivals all together and they can have fun just because of cultural diversity the get more option in clothes, food and many other things.


(3) How can traditional culture and other cultures co-exist?

Today actually in this global world there is a space for everything traditional cultures and other cultures can absolutely coexist by keeping all the differences a side and accepting each other the new culture should respect the traditional culture and give importance why the traditional culture can be preserved by the new culture so they can transmit the culture to the next generation this is how both can coexist.

(4)Which Indian traditions are disappearing?

Today a lot of Indian traditions are disappearing first of all the celebration of all the festivals is not done in the traditional way people are not making sweets on Diwali and they are not going to each others house to greet on the new year they have started going on vacations like the Western people. 


(Model answer 3)

Who he or she is?

Well, India is a diverse country and there are ample states which have distinct cultures and traditions. Here, I would like to talk about a person who is from a different culture. Actually, he is none other than my bosom buddy as I live in a well-developed metropolis.

Where he or she is from?

I vividly reminisce, when I was in 10th grade, a Gujarati boy was enrolled in my class as they were newly shifted in Punjab state. As, I am a garrulous person, within a few days, we become fast comrades. Still, now, we are in touch because he lives a stone’s throw away from my hometown and In the evenings, we often meet in the playground for playing cricket.


How did you know him or her?

As I am an innovative person, so I have a keen interest in his language and culture. So he generally tells me ample things about his background. He even teaches me a few Gujarati words in his leisure time. After spending quality time with him, I opine that he is a quite magnanimous and industrious person. As, when he came to Punjab, he didn’t know the Punjabi language but now he is quite fluent in Panjabi as well.

And explain how you feel about him or her.

Besides this, whenever I go to his abode, his mother welcomes me with open arms and offers me scrumptious food items (cuisines) from Gujarat. Even, dhokla has become my favorite food. Moreover, I also enjoy their traditional dance Garba. To cap it all, he is known to whom I know and he is from a different culture.


Part 3:- Follow-ups of DESCRIBE A PERSON YOU KNOW WHO IS FROM A DIFFERENT CULTURE

(1) Where and how can we get to know people of different cultures better?

Well, in this contemporary era, social media is the best platform to interact with individuals of distinct cultures. With the help of Instagram and Facebook, Individuals can make new friends, who might be natives of different states or countries.


(2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity?

There is no doubt, every coin has two sides likewise, cultural diversity has numerous pros and cons. If I talk about benefits then I can say cultural diversity makes this world beautiful as individuals have something to learn in this world. Opposing, there are a few masses of distinct cultures in this world who treat their culture as superior and other ones as inferior but I personally deem that cultural diversity is crucial for living a beautiful life.

(3) How can traditional culture and other cultures co-exist?

As far as I know, most youngsters are under the influence of western culture. Resulting, most of the Indian traditions are disappearing day by days such as joint families, lifestyle in a countryside area, hospitality, and numerous other traditions and according to my perspective, this is not a good sign for the ample a good state of India.

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