Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 3

Topic 1: Increasing travels

between countries enable


people to learn diferent cultures
or to increase tension between
people from diferent countries?
) commercial interest and economic
value ) ;( The length of stay depends
on the cooperation of the host
society ) ( . Many local people are
very friendly and hospitable, which
promote the cultural
communications (
) a better understanding of other
cultures and other peoples ) ,( alter
one's attitudes towards another
people or culture ) ( embrace
diferent values and cultures ) ,(
create motivation to coeist
peacefully ) ,( promote multi!cultural
understanding ; (
) promote integration ) ,( remove
cultural barriers ;(
) breach of local customs can irritate
the locals (
) harbor diferent perceptions ) ,(
diferent interpretations ) ,( provo"e
unanticipated responses (
) cause resentment in local
communities (
Globalization is a catch!all term that
refers to any activity that involves
more than one country, for example,
travels from one country to another.
The dramatic increase in
transnational travel in recent years
has sparked controversy over the
potential impacts of this trend on
individual countries, especially those
1
new member states of globalization.
Some people are concerned that the
upsurge in new arrivals will prompt
local hostility against visitors,
instead of promoting their
understanding on mutual culture
background. This notion should be
reected as one can see many facts
in favour of this development
between countries .

The !rst reason why international
travels would never bring con"ict is
rooted ill the fact that both visitors
and locals are economically
motivated. #nternational travel opens
up opportunities for business
development throughout the world.
#ntrepreneurs are interested not
only in the domestic market but also
in the oversea market. $oreigners
should learn the culture of a country
before winning over the local people.
#n turn, locals should show their
hospitality to visitors in exchange for
their trust. They share a view that
acceptance of each other%s cultural
background is a necessary condition
for cooperation .
&nderstanding a culture has other
implications' (i)erences in social
background, cultural values and
religious belief might make the
discrepancy of foreigners and local
inhabitants on some issues indelible*
however, the higher interaction, the
higher level of communication and
understanding. +rabians, for
example, used to consider
westerners as their foes. ,ow they
have concrete relations with their
western allies in many !elds. #n the
initial stage, their divergence
seemed inherent but over time, with
better mutual understanding, they
take the same position on many
issues .
2
&ndeniably, it is likely that in some
resorts, foreign visitors repel the
local community with their scant
regard for the local environment and
conventions when they !rst arrive.
-owever, it should be noted that
most o)ense is accidental, rather
than intentional. #nstead, visitors
disobey rules and conventions
simply because they have no
knowledge of them. This situation is
expected to be improved with the
passing of time when visitors from
di)erent countries increase their
knowledge of a local culture .
+ccording to the above analysis,
we can observe that the increase in
the international travel should not be
taken as the cause of any con"ict
that arises between two countries.
+lternatively, one should recognize
its role in improving mutual
understanding between two
countries .
$ . %atch!all&all!embracing
' . (ostility&enmity&resentment) *t
+ . ,ooted in&derived from&based
on
- .
#ntrepreneur&tycoon&mogul&indus
trialist
. .
/iscrepancy&disagreement&diferen
ce&divergence
0 . 1oe&enemy&rival
2 . %oncrete&tangible&solid
3 . 4ver time&in due course&sooner
or later
5 . ,esort, tourist resort, holiday
resort, beach resort& scenic spot,
place of interest )
$6 . ,epel&revolt&repulse
$$ . 7cant&limited&scarce
3