You should spend about 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 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 experience or knowledge.
Write at least 250 words.
It remains a controversy whether or not a person should adopt the culture of the country he moves in. Living as a separate group in the host country or acclimatizing with its culture has distinct benefits, and both are discussed in the ensuing paragraphs along with a logical conclusion.
On the one hand, some suggest that it is the responsibility of a person to keep his identity wherever he lives in. They firmly believe that a person should think that there is some essence in the culture he has been following since his birth. The migrants are also expected to value the thoughts of their great ancestors and the rich heritage their country. Even if they lose some of those when they move to another country, it is vital to keep their own identity by showing some distinction from the indigenous population.
On the other hand, others believe when people accept the culture and traditions of the country which they migrate to, the first merit is that it dilutes the cultural differences between the visitors and the natives. This would enhance the social harmony and together both groups can move forward to achieve more productive goals. Uniformity in the way which people behave in public, like greeting people and communicating with them is very much essential in a multi-cultural country. If it happens the opposite way, cultural distinction becomes more visible and this results in not only social unrest, but also economic unrest in the country.
After analysing both views in detail, though it is acceptable to keep some unique features of a person’s native culture, I believe that it is better to adjust with the culture and traditions of the host country.
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