Comparing habits and customs from different
It is important that you read the following information. It will guide you during the
exercises you have to realize in the following activities.
There are two important terms we will be using frequently during this block: custom
Custom and habits
is an accepted way of behaving or of doing things in a society or a
It is the custom in that country for women to marry young.
A custom is the way a person always behaves.
It was her custom to rise early.
is the routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur
Is a thing that you do often and almost without thinking, especially something that is
hard to stop doing.
You need to change your eating habits (good /bad habits),
A habit is a usual behavior.
I have a fxed ways o doing things.
I have the habit of turning on the television as soon as I get home.
It is important to reFect on the customs and habits o your society because they
are part of your culture and when you learn another language you are also learning
and experiencing another culture. It helps you become an interculturally competent
person (Gundogdu, N., 2007).