The English are different from
other European nations in their psychology. Almost all people in England
are deep individualists, everybody
there prefere to live alone due to the insularity
of Great Britain. Hence2
British people are closed, and they often say ‚Home sweet home‘.
Typical Englishman has a hard,
harsh3 and strict character, because he was educated in the way
unlike the foreigns. British system of education brings up4
‚gentlemen‘. This word is used for calling the rich person, who serves the
public with a sense of duty, who does it unselfishly, and honestly.
not condemned6 in England. One can easily realize his/her fantasy
there. The English have not accepted to follow the general fashion. If you do
something wrong, no one will look down7 at you. It is your
self-expression, and interfering in the personal affairs8 is not
accepted9, unless it is hooliganism.
As for the hooliganism, in
England the police is much faster then in any other country, because the order
is the basis for the English.
The English like to communicate,
to host10. However, there are some rules of being a pleasant guest and host. Firstly, staying in more than
2.5 hours is not accepted. Secondly, if you had invited the Englishman at three
o‘clock, then he will come exactly at three, not a minute before or after. It
is well-known British punctuality.
Thirdly, good host cooks as many food as it is needed for invited people. If
there will be extra guests by chance, it is politely to ask them to sit aside.
There may be no products.
Thus11 we see that
the British, are more punctual and business people unlike us, everything is
thought out and planned in advance12 by them. Maybe it is a good
example for us?
1 gents – gentlemen
2 hense – that is why
3 harch – severe
4 bring up – to raise,
5 self-expression –
showing your individuality by your shape, behaivor, etc.
6 condemned –
critisised (in this text)
7 look down – stuck up
8 interfering in the
personal affairs – teaching other people how to live, helping them when you are
not asked to, etc.
9 is not accepted – is
10 to host – to have a
guests in the house
11 thus – so
12 in advance – before
By Ivan Busygin,
the student of 10 A form