№292 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 292
Every city apartment seems to have a stock of preserves, the bounty of their dachas or their country relative's gardens. The urban-countryside divide that one finds in other countries does not seem so sharp in Belarus.
I have only touched on a few points, I think, which make Belarus and Belarusians distinctive. There is much more but that would take a whole book to describe.
- To be completely honest, when I was first approached to write some words about the character traits of Belarusian people I was not too happy to do so; the primary reason being that I dislike it when people categorize and stereotype others due to the colour of their skin, their religious beliefs or nationality. To say someone has a certain set of characteristics due to the boundaries they were born within is like saying Prince William, David Beckham, (Sir) Elton John, Amy Winehouse (RIP) and myself are all alike simply because we are English! Yet, despite my concerns, here I am attempting to give my best, unbiased, character analysis of the majority of Belarusians I have come into contact with during my time in this country.
In order to comment upon the average Belarusian's character, I feel that I need to divide it into three categories: 1. General; 2. Socialising with friends or spending time with family; 3. Workplace environment. The reasoning for this is that I believe there are some characteristics which most Belarusian people possess, probably due to the economic situation within the country during Soviet times and at present, combined with the fact that it seems to me many people in this country have two different personalities - one for at home and when socialising with friends or family, with another reserved for use within their workplace.
If I were to be limited to just one overall characteristic with which to describe Belarusians it would be 'resourceful'. The next adjective I would choose is 'peaceful'. I rarely see anyone lose their temper and feel very safe on the streets here, even at night. This is a stark contrast to inner-cities in my homeland. One other characteristic which I feel most here share is that of being quite careful with their money in their day to day life,