You may think that it is almost impossibile but at our Italian language school in Rome it did happened. The hero of our story is a student like any other. Japanese, opera singer hopeful and, last but not least, beginner with a hint of technical lexicon in April 2008. How did he manage? Quite simple. He came to school every day for nine months, he worked hard and, what matters most, he loved the experience of living in a different culture. That’s why he tried to understand italians. He really did. But something was really too much. So, when his teacher, Massimo, asked him and his classmates to write a few short piece about Rome and send them to Corrado Augias letters page of La Repubblica, he came out with the most peculiar complaint you could ever immagine. Can you guess what it is?
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English version of Takeshi's article:Cigarette butts on the street, an Italian habit
I'm Japanese and I'm studying Italian in Rome. I found many things in Italy which are different than in Japan, it is the reason why I am so interested in them. But, there is especially one thing that I am not able to understand: why do Italians throw their cigarette butts on the street? Usually they do not extinguish the fire. I can not believe! In Japan, many people do not like smoke, they say that one should not smoke on the street cause it is dangerous for children, they can not accept that one throw a butt on the street without extinguish the fire. I was astonished when realized that it was a normal habit in Italy. Despite I do not smoke, I like the smoke's smell, but I really think it is a pity to see the city of Rome in such way.
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