In RVE we have been looking at cultures in different country’s. We got to write a assessment piece on our chosen country. Now we get to compare our chosen country to Australia. I chose The United Kingdom as my country.
In the UK Men typically wear a suit and tie, and Women wear a jacket and skirt some Women wear pants. Young people ted to wear jeans and a T-Shirt.
In Australia from my point of view people are wearing more comfortable things to work such as jeans and jumpers or T-Shirts and loose fitting pants. This is very different to the UK because they tend to wear traditional working clothes.
In the UK the usual working day starts at 9:00am and finishes at 5:00pm, witch is 8 hours a day for a week witch is 40 hours a week. In 1998 a new law was passed saying that workers in the UK do not have to work more than 48 hours a week, but 22% of British workers work more than a 48 hour week.
In Australia the standard working hours are 38 hours a week, however some people are required to be working 40 hours a week in Australia. There is a huge difference between the standard working hours in the UK and Australia by at least 10+ hours by the people in the 22% of the UK workers who work 48+ hours a week.
Although we have a few differences we have some similarities.
United Kingdom and Australia
The English breakfast is still a very popular meal in the United kingdom dating back to the early 1300’s.
The traditional English breakfast consists of Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Fried bread, Backed beans and mushrooms.
A “Heavy” Australian breakfast consists of mainly the same things, Eggs, Bacon, sausages and Fried tomato.
It is clear that us Australians and the British do like a big “Heavy” breakfast once in a while.
If I lived in the UK I would find everything very interesting, because there country is very different to ours in some ways but in others we are very simular. If I went to the UK I would visit London when it is snowing, because I have always wanted to be walking around London while it is snowing. I would also try the famous English breakfast.
If I lived in the UK I would find it very challenging to a-gust to heaps of people walking around, trying to get from place to place, in a very quick pace because in Australia not everyone is in a rush. I also feel like the UK is very busy and people are always working. Other than that I would love to visit the UK.
I have really liked this Project we have been doing in RVE. It has been really fun, and I have liked investigating other cultures and religions. I have found out many different things about other country’s that I did not know before, and I have come to respect different cultures even more.