The definition of culture is “a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving“. It is a fairly common topic in the exam, especially in the speaking test and task 2 essays. Questions are often based on the impact of globalisation and technology on local traditions and cultures – so this is definitely an area worth studying.
Describe a foreign culture that you like.
You should say:
- what culture it is and why you know about it
- what differences there are between that culture and your own
- and why you like that foreign culture
P3S – Foreign culture
- What do you think people can learn from travelling to other countries? Why?
- Can travel make a positive difference to the economy of a country? How?
- Do you think a society can benefit if its members have experience of travelling to other countries? In what ways?
- What are some of the challenges for developing countries?
- Have you ever experienced culture shock?
- What are some things that define a culture? (diversity, music, literature, fashion, language)
- What do you think is interesting about your culture?
- What don’t you like about your culture?
- When people from other countries think about your culture, what do they usually think of?
- What has surprised you when you’ve met people from other countries?
- Have you ever felt confused by the actions of someone from another culture? What?
- Would you ever consider marrying or dating someone from another culture?
- Would you ever consider living permanently in a country other than your home country? Why or why not?
- What does it mean to be polite in your culture?
- What is considered rude in your culture?
- What culture besides your own do you admire and why?
- What is reverse culture shock? Have you ever experienced it?
- What are the five most important values of your culture? (for example, family)