293 по английскому языку за 11 класс  Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко

№293 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 293

which is to be expected given the average wage in comparison to the cost of living.

From my experience, this carefulness is definitely forgotten when Belarusians are celebrating a special occasion, such as New Year or a birthday, and when entertaining guests. Indeed, when these events occur I have always found the people here to be extremely generous. Also, when socialising, Belarusians are fun-loving, outgoing, humorous and very friendly. Every time I go out socialising I am approached by strangers who wish to chat with me.

However, this openness and cheerfulness is kept well hidden by almost everyone when moving around the city, and especially so when shopping or travelling on public transport! But the worst seems to occur in the workplace. Many people, who I am certain are happy, cheerful and helpful when at home or with friends, become rude and unhelpful when at work, something I have experienced from check-out girls to civil servants. I feel that all this leads to a lack of customer service within this country, no matter what that service may be. An exception to this is those who chose their profession more because of a desire to care for others than as a means to earn money, such as kindergarten teachers and doctors. Having said all of this, I do also believe that the majority of Belarusians are very professional and hard-working; they certainly spend far more hours in the workplace than their British counterparts!

On a personal level, I fully enjoy the company of Belarusian people. With very few exceptions, I find the people here to be open, warm-hearted, fun-loving and intelligent. I have also found the sense of humour of the majority of locals to be very similar to that of my own. Belarusians are generally very welcoming and hospitable to foreigners. I fully enjoy meeting new people and teaching here. The younger generation, especially, are always eager to learn as much as they can about different cultures and to embrace new ideas.

Ian Gowman

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