KNOW YOUR COUNTRY
We have already agreed that through letters you can get to know foreign countries and cultures. There are no doubts about that. But you can also get to know your own country better! Penpals are curious people;) They will surely ask lots of questions about your country, like you do about theirs. Some answers are obvious. Others not necessarily. You’d have to check the information in the Internet, books, maybe even do some research to give the answers your panpals are awaiting. Because you wouldn’t say you don’t know something about your own country, right?;) So you might need to dig for the information about your city, famous places in your country, famous people, history, the origins of holidays, legends, statistics, curiousities…
Sometimes your penfriends, after you mention something in your letter, might get concerned about it, it being something ‘different’, weird, specific to your country only, and you would never even realize it without your penpals observation being made.
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