Describe an interesting neighbor
You should say:
– Who he/she is
– How you knew him/her
– What you do together
– And explain why he/she is interesting
Mr.X is one of the neighbours whom I like very much. Since I live in an urban area, people are close to each other and maintain a strong neighbourhood relationship, unlike the metropolitan areas.
In our neighborhood, we know almost each and every person living there, what they do, what are their updates, what are their profession and their overall personality and characteristics as well. Mr John’s house is adjacent to ours and I meet him almost every day. Mr John is a retired army person who is now around 50 years old.
He lives in his house alone and I have never found his relatives visiting him except some old colleagues. He stays inside his house most of the time and in the evening he sits on the veranda. He is a quiet man and likes to read a lot. I have seen him coming to live in his house almost 5-6 years ago. He bought the house from our previous neighbour.
I have had several conversations with him and I often play chess with him. I like to read as well and our reading habit was the primary reason we started liking to accompany each other. I like and admire this man very much. Though at first impression he seems to be an arrogant person, in reality, he is an intelligent, calm, good-hearted and charming man.
I have heard lots of stories from him. He has travelled to many different places and has lots of experience. Since I have become close to him, he recommends books to me which I mostly enjoy reading. He advises me whenever I seek his guidance. He is sometimes a close friend, sometimes a mentor and sometimes a guardian. I like him because of our unclaimed friendship, his personality, honesty, morality and his great mind.
1. Do you think (good) neighbours are important?
Good neighbors are important because they are our family apart from our real family. When we are alone, and we need somebody then neighbors are the first people who can give us company. When we are sick and need to go to the hospital, the neighbors are the first people who can help. When we have guests and need a helping hand, then neighbors are the first people who come to our rescue
2. What are the qualities of a good neighbour?
Good neighbors should have many qualities. They should be cooperative. They should be helpful. Good neighbors should respect boundaries, which means that they should know when they are being helpful, and when they are interfering.
3. Do most Vietnamese people know their neighbours?
In smaller towns and cities, and in villages most people know their neighbors, but in big cities and in metropolis, people are leading self-centered lives and do not know their neighbors. In small towns and cities life is slower, and so people have time for their neighbors, whereas in big cities, life is fast and so people do not have time for their neighbors.
4. What are some of the qualities of a good community?
A good community should care for each other. All people in the community should cooperate with each other. This should help each other in times of emergency. They should all keep the environment clean. They should have frequent get-togethers, and celebrate festivals together. If all people of the community know each other, then miscreants could be spotted easily and everybody would feel safe and secure.
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