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Manners - Part 2
A while ago we started talking about manners, especially
table manners,,queueing manners, office manners. Today we´re going to look at
some other areas where you might need manners.
Some vocab (Can you remember from last time?):
I can’t stand it when… I hate it when… It really gets on my
You should, you ought to, you’re supposed to, you must
Well-mannered / well-behaved
To be rude
Situations where manners are important:
We can maybe discuss the different situations one by one
and invite listeners to tell us what they can’t stand
• Manners when speaking to the elderly vs the young ? (we
could also mention direct vs indirect forms - use of phrasal verbs vs latin
based verbs - changing register as well as behaviour is part of manners in this
• Manners when speaking to strangers, especially if dressed differently - how
does dress influence the way you speak?
Choice of vocabulary ? Greeting “Good morning” vs “Yo” “Hey” “Hi” English also
shows social awareness of hierarchy even though we don’t have a grammatical
• Showing public affection – Dating
• Online etiquette - Does it vary from platform to platform?
• Personal space
• Public transport
Does it cause problems for you in English that we only have one “YOU” form? Does
it make you think that English is more accessible/less formal than your own
How have manners, and people’s expectations of them, changed over the years?
What examples of bad manners in these situations really annoys you?
Is 'ladies first' a polite idea, or is it sexist? Should men do things for women
like pull out their chairs at a dinner table or wait for them to go through a
door first? What about paying the bill on a first date?
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