British customs and Russian traditions. The Student of 8th form The Student of 8th form Tsorina Ekaterina
AIM: To prove that its important not only study language, but to study culture. What british traditions and customs do you know? What british traditions and customs do you know? What is the attitude of the British to their culture and traditions? What is the attitude of the British to their culture and traditions? What similarities of British and Russian cultures do you know? What similarities of British and Russian cultures do you know?
The methods of investigations: Studying of regional geography books, and information from the Internet; Comparison of British and Russian cultures; Analysis of the results; Conclusion-answer to the question Why it is not enough to know only language for understanding the foreigner?.
Almost every nation and country has a reputation of some kind. but now Id like to say a few words about the traditions of my native land-Russia. First, about Russian people. To my mind, the main traits of their characters which differ them from other people are hospitality, their «open heart», «golden hands», wise Russian fairytales reflect this wisdom. Our people are hardworking, patient, never loosing hope for better life. The Russians are the talented nation. Russia gave the world beautiful names of Pushkin and Lermontov, Chaikovsky and Repin, thousands of names of world famous poets, writers, composers, scientists. All of them are the pride of the nation because they sand the beauty of our nature and people.
We celebrate the forgotten holidays - Troisa, Maslenitsa, Easter. We again sing Russian folk songs and chastushki, dance Barinya and perform khorovods, ride in troikas. Traditional Russian cooking is world-famous for such dishes as okroshka, shi, pelment, kurnik, kvass. We begin to build and reconstruct churches. The example of it is the building of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. It is the symbol of reviving human feelings, national pride and patriotism.
Russia is a country of traditions. Russians take off shoes entering someones home; Russians take off shoes entering someones home; Russians value home and Motherland; Russians value home and Motherland; Russian cuisine is very varied and rich; Russian cuisine is very varied and rich; Russians make way for a girl or elder people; Russians make way for a girl or elder people; Russians say Good appetite to people that are having a meal; Russians say Good appetite to people that are having a meal; Russians shake hands each time they meet their friends; Russians shake hands each time they meet their friends; Russians are impressed with size and numbers; Russians are impressed with size and numbers; Russian men wear shapki and women platki even summer; Russian men wear shapki and women platki even summer; Russians dont trim the glass, bushes, or trees in the street. Everything just grows wild. Russians dont trim the glass, bushes, or trees in the street. Everything just grows wild. They are hospitality: They are hospitality:
The Englishmen are reputed to be cold, reserved, rather naughty easy-going and fond of sport. They are the nation of stay-at-homes. «There is no place like home», they say. The English mans home is his castle is a saying known all over the world. They prefer a small house built for one family, with a small garden are a fire in the centre of the house. They like animals very much and follow the traditions concerning food and meals. We know much about English traditions and customs
The British have many traditions, manners & customs of which they can be proud. England has preserved it's old ceremonies & traditions to a greater extend than any other country in the world. Most of this traditions have been kept up without interruption since the thirteenth century. Foreigners coming to England are impressed by a great number of ceremonies which seem to be incompatible with the modern traffic & technical conditions of a highly developed country.
Some British customs and traditions are famous all over the world. Bowler hats, tea and talking about the weather, for example. But what about the others? Who was Guy Fawkes? Why does the Queen have two birthdays? And what is the word "pub" short for? From Scotland to Cornwall, Britain is full of customs and traditions. A lot of them have very long histories. Some are funny and some are strange. But they're all interesting. There are all the traditions of British sport and music. There's the long menu of traditional British food. There are many royal occasions. There are songs, sayings and superstitions. They are all part of the British way of life.
Britain is the country of traditions too. English breakfast is famous; Keep a distance talking to a person; British value home and relatives; British love animals; British love gardening; Jump the queue waiting for service; Sport games: football, cricket, golf; British queue in a line waiting for a bus; British queue in a line waiting for a bus; Addressing an official they say Mr. or Ms.; In Britain drives keep to the left; Christmas is a popular holiday for British; They like compromise; ;
The most important differences British people always change clothes for the dinner, Russians not. The British can listen to the speaker attentively, but it does not mean that they understand you. British people stay at least an arms length away. British are punctual. Russians greet their friends as many times as they meet they. Russians take off shoes and leave them outside door. They shake hands each time they meet friends. Russians often are inactive for long periods of time then show bursts of energy. Russians think and act big. Russians value stability, security, social order, predictability. They like riding a troika.
There are a lot of other differences. The English have no sense of humor. The English have no sense of humor. They spend a lot of time indoors. They spend a lot of time indoors. English people are reserved. English people are reserved. People are angry if you jump the queue. People are angry if you jump the queue. Its polite to wait for your turn in the queue. Its polite to wait for your turn in the queue. Queuing is as British as fish and chips. Queuing is as British as fish and chips.
Russian and British cultures have similarities: Russian and British cultures have similarities: There some similarities in Russian and British cultures. People of these countries have interest in each others literature. (For example festival Pushkin in Britain, festival of Russian poetry.) When young people speak to each other they dont use full name. Their favorite holidays are Xmas and New Year. Every Englishman and every Russian are countryman at heart.
Мы провели опрос одноклассников: вопрос1: Хорошо ли вы знаете английский язык
Вопрос2 Достаточно ли знать английский язык без знания традиций и обычаев страны?
Вопрос 3 Много ли общего между британской и российской культурой?
its important not only study language, but to study culture too. its important not only study language, but to study culture too. It is not enough to know only language for understanding the foreigner It is not enough to know only language for understanding the foreigner