French Culture and Customs | IELTS Reading Practice

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French Culture and Customs

Sasan - LELB Society

Author of Article: Sasan

People in have various qualities, cultures, customs, and languages which are mostly worth specific attention. nobody is insulted, every culture can be studied meticulously. Sometimes, ordinary people stick ridiculously to a in such a manner which culminates in a , as say “C’est Métro, Boulot, Dodo”. So, this article focuses on French culture and customs specifically in order to break out of your and .
France is a country of 65 million people, most of whom as their , making foreigners a bit anxious. The French have a long-held reputation for not liking to . To my vantage point, this is a type of prejudice but respecting people’s cultures is obligatory. Although people in like Paris enjoy speaking English, on the whole, French people do not enjoy being addressed in English. So, in such condition, it is better to ask French people whether or not they speak English (Parlez vous anglais?). Also, if you wanted to , you could learn some basics of their language. Not only does it make your trip easier but also it opens a new world to you.
Unlike Americans who are rather easy-going, French people are being cold. They formality and behave , especially in front of acquaintances. However, it does not mean that they do not . The French are close-knit and loyal and have a sense of caring and sharing towards their . I personally believe that if there is mutual trust, people become close together soon. It is interesting that French people have a specific verb for addressing each other in a friendlier way. The verb “tutoyer” is generally used to ask people if they can call each other intimately rather than formally. So, it is a clue that French people are intimacy.
Considering all the above-mentioned characteristics, we can learn many points from various cultures in and French people are an example which merits consideration.


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18 thoughts on “French Culture and Customs | IELTS Reading Practice”

  1. Dear Professor

    Before anything else, I have to thank you for your free English class.
    I have noticed that I am not at this level of understanding English,
    Anyhow there is not enough reason not to be here.

    As I understand the text, it is an academic text,
    then the words didn’t mean and use as usual of their meaning.
    I mean, words do not use and meaning in the same sense as they use in general text of English.

    I need a lot of work and practice to reach this level,
    so I will do my best to be a good student for your free class.

    With Best Wishes
    ShaPour KhodaParast

    1. Hi dear ShaPour and welcome aboard.
      You’re most welcome and I’m quite happy you’ve decided to attend our free English class.
      If you keep in touch with LELB Society, your register will tend to become fairly academic as we mainly practice English academically here.
      From what I’ve seen in your first written contact, I can tentatively say that you have a taste for academic and professional English, rather than just colloquial English.
      Remember that you are always welcome to do what Sasan has done, i.e. publishing your English articles under your own name.
      To your success,

    1. I am an Iranian guy, I am Persian because I was born in Iran and my mother also was born here then
      my mother tongue is Farsi. Therefore Farsi is my first language.

      Most of the people in Iran widely spoken in Farsi then if we select another language to learn
      then it is a foreign language.

      In some countries in the world, we can find that they have much more than own their language.
      Like in India, They speak Indian but also they use English in their daily speaking.
      So English is the second language for them.

      Now I would like to know about Canada, There is two common language that uses widely in speaking.
      In some part of Canada, The main language is English but in other parts of the Canada French is the main language.

      Now the question is, which language is the second language for Canadians because I think Canada is a bilingual country.

      I would be grateful the professor explain a bit about it. : )
      I know I was absent, had a serious problem at that time. I am sorry about that. : (

      1. Thank you for asking this question.
        I think you cannot find any place where two languages (English and French) are equally spoken. For instance, even in Canada, specifically in Quebec, French is spoken more widely and dominantly. As a result, English is considered a second language, according to McGill University.

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