Moving to Another Country



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My friend Steve moved to another country.
He had lived in Canada all his life, and he moved to Japan.
Life in Japan was very different for Steve than what he was used to.
At first, Steve suffered from culture shock.
His whole life seemed different.
He was not used to the way of life in Japan.
Steve was not used to the large crowds of people that walked up and down the streets in Japan.
In his hometown in Canada, the streets were fairly quiet.
Steve had to get used to the food.
In Japan, the people eat a lot of fish.
Steve had never eaten much fish before.
Steve wanted pizza, but it was expensive in Japan.
Steve said that he had to adjust his eating habits.
The people in Japan have different customs than we do here in Canada.
Steve didn’t want to offend anyone, so he had to learn the customs.
He had to learn about what Japanese people considered polite and rude.
Sometimes, in a foreign country you can do something to insult someone without even realizing that you are being rude.
At first, Steve had trouble with the language.
He said that the only way to really learn the language is to talk to people.
Steve talked to a lot of people.
He made a lot of mistakes, but people were patient with him, and they tried to help him with his Japanese.
It wasn’t long before Steve felt more comfortable in his new surroundings.
You have to be willing to learn new customs and a new language if you move to another country.
Steve feels very comfortable in Japan, and in Canada now.
He is thinking about going to another country now.
He thinks that he might like to try and live in Italy.
I’m sure that he would get over his culture shock very fast if he moved there.
Moving to a new country can be difficult, but if you are willing to learn, it can be a very rewarding experience.

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  • move:

    ▶NEW HOUSE/OFFICE◀
    [intransitive and transitive]if a person or company moves, or if you move them, they go to live or work in a different place
    *We’ve moved seven or eight times in the last five years.
    move to/into/from
    *When are you moving to Memphis?
    *They’ve moved into bigger offices in London.
    move somebody to/into/from etc something
    *He had to move his mother into a nursing home.
    *The company is moving its sales center downtown.
    move house/home British English (=go to live in a different house)
    *My parents kept moving house because of my dad’s job.
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    offend:
    offend :: offend
    1
    [intransitive and transitive] to make someone angry or upset by doing or saying something that they think is rude, unkind etc
    *His remarks deeply offended many Scottish people.
    be offended by/at something
    *Liddy was offended by such a personal question.
    *The careful language is designed not to offend.

    2
    [transitive] to seem bad or unacceptable to someone
    A solution must be found that doesn’t offend too many people.
    Some of these new buildings really offend the eye (=look very ugly) .
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    get over something:
    to become well again after
    *It’s taken me ages to get over the flu.
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    rewarding:
    making you feel happy and satisfied because you feel you are doing something useful or important, even if you do not earn much money
    ᅳsee also satisfying, worthwhile
    *Teaching can be a very rewarding career.
    *Nursing can be a very rewarding career.
    *a rewarding experience

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