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Culture Questions

Attitudes/Custom

How do most Americans think of China?
I’m interested in the spirit of knights
I always see the Western people are more confident, energetic, enthusiastic….Why?
I want to know the phenomenon of homophobia in Canada
What are Americans' attitudes towards their children’s independence when they are 18 years old?
What are the Taboos in Western Countries
Why do Western people stand a little more apart?
Why do Western people kiss each other’s face when they meet?
Why Western people have different attitude towards sex than Chinese people?
Will people in the West clean up after their pets?

Canada

Can you introduce places of interest from your hometown?
I want to know about Teaching Chinese in Canada
I want to know the phenomenon of homophobia in Canada
Things about Canada like history
What are Canadian traditional foods?

Culture

Could you find one word or phrase to describe Western Culture?
Cultural Differences (in Pictures) Between Germans and Chinese.
Do Western countries have Calligraphy?
How Does the Government Deal with Trash Culture?
Is the Western culture like in films?
Since Trash Culture is not good, why do people make films about it?
Trash culture is particularly common in Britain. I’m curious about the reasons.
What do Western people do to support High Culture?
Why do America and Europe have cultural differences when both are part of the West?

Education

Compare University in China and the West.
Do Parents Ask Children to Study Daily?
How do the universities like MIT educate their students? What values do they promote most?How many subjects do American students study in high school? What are they?

Family/Relationships

How do Western People Get Along with Others (in Friendships)
How do Western people treat or take care of their parents when their parents are old?
What are Americans' attitudes towards their children’s independence when they are 18 years old?

Why Divorce Rate in Western is so High?
Why do Women have to Change their Last Name if they get Married?

Food

Do Western people eat bread every day? Won’t they be tired of that?
Do you all buy things in the supermarket?
I want to know how to cook a turkey.
Is that true that many Western people will bake or make pies at home?
What are Canadian traditional foods?
What do Western people eat every day?
What’s the biggest differences between China and Western countries about food?

Western Food: A Warning.

Other

How do you start a conversation with a Western stranger?
I want to know something about architecture in Europe
Which perfume do American people use?

Religion

Do they really believe in God?
Why do most of British people believe in Jesus?

Social Life

What do Americans usually do after work?

Sports

I want to know something about NBA, NCCA.
Tell Us Something About the Winter Olympics
What is the difference between Chinese football culture and Western football culture?
Why soccer is not so popular as basketball in America?

UK

Britain and Talking about the Weather
Do British people feel at a loss when the UK became a second-class country after WWII?
I want to know how the British hospitals work
I want to know something about the manners of gentlemen in Britain.
I want to know the character of British culture
I want to know why Scotland man should wear skirts sometimes
Trash culture is particularly common in Britain. I’m curious about the reasons.
What are the main symbols of Britain?
What’s the biggest difference between the English and Americans?
Why do most of British people believe in Jesus?
Why is Britain no longer an imperial country?
Why not the Scottish people think they are Englishmen?

USA

Are there American students who kill other people or shoot other students?
How many subjects do American students study in high school? What are they?
How do Americans spend their vacations?
How many places of interest are there in New York City?
How do most Americans think of China?
What are Americans' attitudes towards their children’s independence when they are 18 years old?
What do Americans usually do after work?
What’s the biggest difference between the English and Americans?
Why soccer is not so popular as basketball in America?

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