You should spend around 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that people moving to a new country should accept new culture in the foreign country. Others think that they should live as a separate minority group with different lifestyles. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
There are differences in opinion whether a person should adopt the country’s culture when he moves to that country or to seclude himself in different group, which upholds his native culture. Both the arguments are valid, and so a detailed discussion is needed before framing a logical conclusion.
Those who think that one who migrates to a country should adjust with the host culture believe that it gives them better social and economic opportunities in that country. They think so because when a migrant get acclimatized with the host culture, the indigenous population may develop a tolerance towards them and they absorb them as the local population. This develops a social acceptance and harmony between them. When there are fewer differences in the cultural aspect, there arise a lot of economic opportunities for the visitors, such as jobs and businesses, which is beneficial for both the migrant and native population.
Conversely, those who have an orthodox mentality to cultural beliefs feel that one should never dilute his culture, which was passed to him from his great ancestors. They believe when a person moves overseas, he should be identified by his own culture, and so he should never follow another way of living. They find this not only as a means of cultural preservation, but also as a method of gaining social dignity in a foreign country. They also point at a more serious problem with the migrants: difficulty in adopting a very strange pattern of life.
After analyzing both views in detail, I think one should adjust with the culture and beliefs of the country which he moves into. At the same time, he should make sure that his cultural identity is not lost.