Writing Ideas 12 apr 2021

by | Apr 13, 2021 | Today's Exercise

Differences between countries are barely evident these days. Everyone in the world is wearing the some brands and watching the same TV channels and movies. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

ADVANTAGES:

  • Nowadays/Presently/In this day and age > better/improved/superior communication > people understand/grasp/comprehend other cultures much better > more open in their outlook/perspective/viewpoint of life.
  • More business and cultural contacts > different nations/countries/parts of the world.
  • Eg. Multinational/international/global companies > opened in different parts of the world > providing job opportunities.
  • Trade is efficient/effective > improving economies of developing nations.
  • People have more opportunity to travel > experience other cultures.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Many people consider this negative/unfavorable/damaging.
  • Eating same food, watching same TV programmes, listening to the same music, wearing same clothes > national identities are being lost.
  • Eg. McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike, Levi’s > can be seen in all corners of the world.
  • Speaking one language > damages local/native language > English, for example,> predominant/preponderant >, in fact,> it has become lingua franca of today’s world.

PERSONAL OPINION:

  • I feel > cultural identity is based on far more than just films, clothes, food, etc.
  • Example > India > Indians may wear any clothes > never call elders by name > give them respect > in contrast > western culture > acceptable to be called by name
  • After knowing other cultures > we know own culture more
  • Deep-rooted national identities cannot be damaged.

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