Welcome to episode 53! This week we are talking all about manners - saying please and thank you, for example. You’ll find out what are some important do’s and don’ts in the UK and the USA - perfect if you’re planning to visit either of our 2 English speaking countries :) After the chat, the language focus is a series of comprehension questions so make sure you pay attention throughout. Enjoy!
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Vocabulary: (See the full list in our free episode guide!)
manners - a person's outward bearing or way of behaving towards others
etiquette - the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group
open doors -
Language Focus: Comprehension Questions
1. What are both British and American people accused of doing too much?
Saying please and thank you too much
2. When does Jennifer hug people?
When she’s being introduced to a friend of a friend or a friend of a family member
3. In your own words, what strange story happened to Dan in Vietnam?
4. Is Jennifer a good time keeper?
English Expressions: (see the full list & all the definitions in our free episode guide!)
to ring a bell - sound vaguely familiar
airs & graces - an affectation of superiority
to mind your ps & qs -
to creep someone out -
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What are some examples of good and bad manners in your country? Do you say please and thank you as much as we do in the UK and the USA?
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