雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a foreign country (culture) you want to know more about 想了解的国家/想要更多了解的外国文化
Describe a foreign country (culture) you want to know more about
You should say:
What it is
Where it is
How you know it
And why you want to know more about it
The foreign country I am going to tell you is Japan. It is an island country located to the east of China. As one of the most developed countries on the world, I bet you must have heard about it and have a certain degree of understanding.
Given the historical entanglement between China and Japan, ever since primary school, Chinese pupils have been educated about its ferocity and cruelty. In 1931, Japan invaded China from the northeast and did not pull back until 1945 when its emperor declared defeat. This article is from Laokaoya website. During this period, over 30 million Chinese people died and most of them were innocent civilians. So at first, Japan was just another word for evil in my mind.
But when I got to high school, I accidentally watched a Japanese Anime called Gundan seed. It deeply reflected the sufferings wars brought and presented a different image of Japanese people. It seems that they are just normal individuals like us, who have beloved ones, relatives and can feel the pain.
The more I learn about this country, the more confused I am. How could such a normal nation have behaved so ruthlessly in the war. They used live persons for medical experiments and toxic gas testing, killed civilians simply for fun and even set competition to see who could cut more heads off in the given time. That is why I want to keep digging into it and try to figure out the logic between their contrasting behaviours.
Part 3 追加问题
What do you think is the best way to learn foreign culture?
What do you think is the biggest problem to work in a foreign country?
Some people say that reading is the best way to know about a culture, do you agree?