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I’m really interested in the culture of countries.

I don’t know why, but I always think
other cultures are more interesting than my own culture. Every time I travel, I learn
wonderful, strange, amazing and interesting things about other cultures. One of the
biggest surprises I had was when I went to USA as a child. I’m English so I thought
Americans had the same culture as me. When I went to America I
understood Americans and Brits are very different people. Understanding the
culture of other people is very important. It helps us all to get along. If everyone
really tried to learn about other cultures, the world would be a more peaceful place.
The world is becoming smaller, so I think this is happening.
STUDENT CULTURE SURVEY
Write three GOOD questions about culture in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the
questions on his / her own paper.
When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.
Daniela’s Questions
STUDENT 1

STUDENT 2

Daniela Margarita Gómez Borrero

Laura Vanessa Niño Ramírez

Q.1.
What makes you proud to be Colombian?

Colombia is a beautiful country with so
much to offer. Colombians are very polite
and unique, we love our motherland,
our landscapes and lifestyle of people and
I’m very proud of that.
It might help to create connection
between those countries but each one of
them is very different, even if they are
neighbors, they have different ways to
behave and so different cultures.
Of course it’s important. If a country
homogenizes his culture with different
ones, it loses its identity as a whole.

Q.2.
Do you think speaking the same language
makes different countries somehow
cultural alike?
Q.3.
Do you think it’s important for a country to
mantein cultural differentiation?

Q.1.
Do you think is easy to engage with
someone from a complete opposite
culture (Arab – American for example)?
Q.2.
Does religion affect culture?

STUDENT 1

STUDENT 2

Daniela Margarita Gómez Borrero

Laura Vanessa Niño Ramíre

It’s not easy because of the big
differences between two cultures but it is
in fact possible.
Yes it does. Religion is part of a country’s
culture, so it has a big influence in people
behavior and culture.

Q.3.
Of course, cultural differences can cause
Do you think cultural differences can start misunderstandings and this can end up in
international conflicts?
leaders making bad decisions

Laura’s Questions
Make mini-presentations to your session (tutoring) partners.