IELTS Writing Sample #97
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
When people move to another country, some of them decide to follow the
customs of the new country.
Others prefer to keep their own customs. Compare these two choices.
Which one do you prefer? Support your answer with specific details.
You should write at least 250 words.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
People may choose to keep their old traditions from their native country or to
accept new ones. Keeping the old customs will help one to overcome the cultural
shock and the change of the environment. From the other side, accepting the new
traditions will help one to adapt and make new friends with residents. In this
essay I will give different reasons why people decide to follow the customs of
the new country or to keep their own customs.
If one is from the country with strong and old traditions, I think it will be rather difficult for him to adapt to the new customs and moreover to reject his own. That is why some people from the same country try to live together and to create their own community where the old traditions are kept. They can not break the customs that were created by their ancestors. For example, some nations are restricted in certain kinds of food by their traditions. So, they do not go to the restaurants unless their traditional food is served there. Some nations according to their customs have to wear certain types of cloth because their religion tells them to do so.
From the other side, if one is from the country with traditions similar to ones of the new country it will be easy for him to adopt and to follow the customs of the new place. He will not feel much difference. Probably, the most difficult part of his relocation will be to accustom to the new climate.
I think that people of the new country are friendlier when they see that foreigner follows their customs. I belief that traditions of every country deserve respect, especially, when one lives there. In summary, I think that every country has its own beauty and if one wants to find out more about it he will love it.