IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 93 - Decide to follow the customs of the new country; others prefer to keep their own

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

When people move to another country, some of them decide to follow the customs of the new country. Others prefer to keep their own customs. Compare these two choices. Which one do you prefer?

Support your answer with specific details.

You should write at least 250 words.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Model Answer:
People may choose to keep their old traditions from their native country or to accept new ones. Keeping the old customs will help one to overcome the cultural shock and the change of the environment. From the other side, accepting the new traditions will help one to adapt and make new friends with residents. In this essay, I will give different reasons why people decide to follow the customs of the new country or to keep their own customs.

If one is from the country with strong and old traditions, I think it will be rather difficult for him to adapt to the new customs and moreover to reject his own. That is why some people from the same country try to live together and to create their own community where the old traditions are kept. They can not break the customs that were created by their ancestors. For example, some nations are restricted in certain kinds of food by their traditions. So, they do not go to the restaurants unless their traditional food is served there. Some nations according to their customs have to wear certain types of cloth because their religion tells them to do so.

From the other side, if one is from the country with traditions similar to ones of the new country it will be easy for him to adopt and to follow the customs of the new place. He will not feel much difference. Probably, the most difficult part of his relocation will be to accustom to the new climate.

I think that people of the new country are friendlier when they see that foreigner follows their customs. I believe that traditions of every country deserve respect, especially, when one lives there. In summary, I think that every country has its own beauty and if one wants to find out more about it, he will love it.


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0 # Vimal 2016-01-30 19:34
Nowadays more and more professionals are migrating from developing countries to developed countries and the number of international tourists in increasing rapidly. Some people find it very easy to adapt to the new culture and lead a happy life while others find it difficult to cope with this alien culture. Now the question is’ whether those migrated population should maintain their own custom and tradition or should they adapt to the new cultures and customs? Under mentioned paragraphs both these views are explained in details.

To begin, adapting to the new culture is cumbersome for people who are from strong cultural background communities. It is found to be very difficult what they follow from ancestors. For instance, people from Arabic countries who wear their traditional clothes can’t easily adapt the new dress code in a country they move. Changing the dress code for them is often burdensome. What they follow and believe is not easy to change and more stress from these aspects results in cultural shock. Some alien and new cultures sometimes contradict to a man’s inner belief and habit. So in this instance they are quite adamant to change their custom and habit.

In contrast, some people who have migrated to the new country easily adapt to the new cultures and live like natives. Flexibility like these gives them more advantages. For example they are easily acceptable by the society and can make new native friends easily. Even though their traditional food preparations are unavailable there, they can enjoy local foods.

In the light of aforementioned points, I believe that adapting to the new custom is better than sticking on their own culture. People can make a Good social relationship and acceptance by changing their habits.
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