Mar. 17th, 2013

essay #2

Mar. 17th, 2013 01:57 pm
 80. Describe a custom from your country that you would like people in
other countries to adopt. Explain your choice using specific reasons and examples. 
 
 
There is a not old custom in my country that consist in giving small presents to your new neighbors when you settle in a new house. There are many benefits especially in our modern society. You express your peaceful attitude to people, start to talk with them and know them better. You even can find some common interests discussing these presents. At least you will know the people who live near you. And this custom must be very useful in other countries, especially in high-developed, where people usually know nothing about their neighbors.
 
To start with, i must mention that this tradition is comparatively new. My grandparents didn’t know about these small presents when they moved from country to Moscow in 1950s. But since early 70s evey new habitant has given small presents to neighbors. And in the last year i got a present from my new neighbors, that means that the custom is still alive.
 
Although it’s a new tradition and not well-known, it’s so useful that it will be very popular in the nearest future. First of all, you introduced yourself and make the acquaintance of neighbors. Even a small conversation tell you a lot about people there. In addition, they recommend you some places, shops or beware you of something in this area.Then you can find common interests or even new friends. It will help you a lot in the future. For example, you can make a strong relation with someone you like and ask him to keep a key from your door or feed your fishes if you go to resorts. So, this custom is a good start of relations.
 
I think that the custom of giving presents when you move to a new house is very useful and suits to every country. Because the partnership, good wills are respected in every culture. So this tradition gives you a big response, even if the presents would be small.

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