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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which of the following is not polite to do at a formal dinner?

Your boss invites you to his house. Which of the following is not something you're expected to bring?

The English are "punctual" people. This means that we usually __________________.

You are working as an electrician in Leeds. You go to your client's house. When you get there, you should ____________________________.

If you are on the tube or a public bus, you should put your music on loudly so that everyone can enjoy it.

You're out at a restaurant. Where shouldn't you change your baby's diaper?

Because English people are so busy, they often eat fast food on the bus.

What is a queue?

You've been at a friend's house for a couple of hours and you're feeling tired. You can get up and leave without saying anything.

In England it is always acceptable to breastfeed in public.


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64 Comments on “English Culture: Manners & how to be polite”


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Good lesson! Like and thumbs up! Very useful! Thanks a lot Jade! , this lesson was wonderful! I hope I can remember all these clauses because they are very useful. Thank you very much!Salam from Kyrgyzstan!!

Saturday, June 10th 2017

By the way. “French leave” in your country we call “English leave”. Especially In Russia and CIS (Community of Independent States)

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Thanks a lot, Jade ! …. But French leavd, it’s very special and funny…. Just an expression, I suppose

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Thank You Jade

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Jade, you a joking person :) Thanks!

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Wonderful lesson for me because I have never been to England, but when I move, I Will keep these words in mind.
Thank you Jade

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Thank you a lot Jade!

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Nice lesson again. Thank you Jade!

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Hi Jade. Instead of saying and writing RSVP, is there any English word to write on the wedding cards etc ? Thank you.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Thanks a lot Jade,Instead of saying and writing RSVP, is there any English word to write on the wedding cards etc ? Thank you.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

In Poland everything is exactly the same except for a bottle of vine. We bring a bottle of vodka instead :)

Saturday, June 10th 2017

    The Polish know their vodka!

    Monday, June 12th 2017

Good!

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Thanks Jade.
Many polite rules that you expose in your video, is common in other cultures. In my country, Brazil, many things are considered impolite too.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Hi Jade. Very interesting lesson! Thanks.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Thank you for your wonderful lesson.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Speaking of stink and bad smell. Racism and wiping your poo with paper or tissue without washing your bottom with water are the most disgusting manners. By the way, Jade.. How was your experience with luxury life in Dubai? I guess you have seen many positive manners among locals which are habits in your country to queen and princes.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

in Italy too we say “leave the english way” for what you call french leave. Maybe your friends
were wery polite and changed from english to french in respect to your native country.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

    I think it depend when you come from, in Poland we say “leave the english way” to. But this type of leaving was popular in French in XVIII century.

    Sunday, June 11th 2017

Every culture has different manners.for example, slurping someone mouth in Asia is to like the dish.Turkish guy took his shoes off to show respect you.our country is cradle of civilizations.while your ancestors were taking a shit on riverbank,we had Turkish bath.in your opinion,all england has good manners, the others are shit. .we know that, you dont clean your ass after taking shit.you are walking around with shityy ass.that’s why your ancestor invented the perfume to repel the reek.in a word, you are completely a racist.that’s all.

Saturday, June 10th 2017

    Easy there, buddy.

    Jade is not saying English manners are better than others. When people travel to other countries, they usually want to fit in (“When in Rome, do as the Romans do”). So this is just about what many English people consider polite. If this were “turkVid”, this lesson would be quite different!

    Please don’t insult other people and cultures. If you keep doing this, your comments will have to be approved by me before they appear on the site. If you keep being rude, you may be banned.

    P. S. It seems perfume was invented in the “cradles of civilization”, in what is now Iraq and Egypt. In Europe, the Romans introduced public baths to England, and France was the leader in the perfume industry.

    Monday, June 12th 2017

      Dear moderator,
      I guess mehmet09 could explain what he means in a more polite way. However, I also believe that Jade could respect more to different cultures. When she talked about Turkish guy, she was completely rude, even she did not use any bad word.

      Tuesday, July 18th 2017

        That’s a fair criticism. Thanks for the feedback, fanisani.

        Wednesday, July 19th 2017

Thanks Teacher, very refreshing lesson, my first class with you, I liked the open way you say everything.
BTW: Don’t put to much attention to the complaining guys about the “French leave”.

Sunday, June 11th 2017

Thanks a lot, Jade.Sometimes misunderstanding can bring cultural shock when you don’t know what is acceptable in this society.

Sunday, June 11th 2017

Thanks Jade, it was great..

Sunday, June 11th 2017

thank you Jade from china greeting

Sunday, June 11th 2017

课程太棒了👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 It’s a Great lesson,Thank You Jade!

Sunday, June 11th 2017

Well, a long and interesting lesson about politeness things. I have learned some new vocabulary like RSVP (répondez s’il vous plaît), slurp, burp, fart, to bump into, flush, stinky and litter, and also some new sentences. I remember the question five, it’s curious that when people go travelling by bus, sometimes I have seen them eating their picnics seating in the bus. I was studying the expression “in/on time” and it depends on the situation, near or far of time, I believe that. Thanks a lot, teacher Jade, I have been listening to you and I have realised about the difference between the American and English accent, I have to make a little more effort to understand the Britons but I have found the manner to do it, that’s following to listen to your video classes.

Sunday, June 11th 2017

9/10 thanks jade

Sunday, June 11th 2017

Thanks Jade, its great to learn about costumes for other countries.

Monday, June 12th 2017

Though the lesson was very informative about the culture as well, but another thing which I have learned from you Jade is “British accent” i.e. very useful for IELTS listening part.
Anyway thanks a lot for your lesson.

Monday, June 12th 2017

Thanks Jade!!Interesting lesson about British culture!!

Monday, June 12th 2017

Hi Jade, Thanks a lot for lesson and experience in Turkey :))
I d like to learn your opinion (if it is polite or not) about askin a person where he/she is from in the begining of the conversation?
Thanks in advance…

Monday, June 12th 2017

    This is a tricky topic!

    In English-speaking countries, “where are you from?” is a way of saying “what is your ethnicity?” However, this is considered insulting because it assumes the person you are asking is not from that country—often, they were born there. So “where are you from?” implies that you think they don’t belong there. It is better to just ask “what is your ethnic background?” Or, for example, “You have a Turkish/Chinese/French name. Is your family from Turkey/China/France?”

    In general, you should never ask strangers this, but it is okay for friends and acquaintances (people you know).

    To quote an American comedy TV show:

    Leslie: You’re not from here, right?
    Tom: No, I’m from South Carolina.
    Leslie: But you moved to South Carolina from where?
    Tom: My mother’s uterus.

    Monday, June 12th 2017

Thanks Jade.its my first and best session i have attended ever with detailed manner about British culture

Monday, June 12th 2017

Thank you for Lesson It’s very useful for us.

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

I learnt a lot of useful sentences that can help me whenever I travel to England.
But it is specific to England. Every single country has its own habits and manners. So we have to respect each other when it comes to cultural aspect in learning a new language. It is sure that there can’t be no language without culture. The relation between culture and language is so tight. Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

Thanks Jade, the rules of good manners are very similar in Brazil.

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Hi everyone i liked this proqram

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Hi. It’s funny because the situation which you called ‘french leave’, in Poland is called ‘english leave’ 😂

Thursday, June 15th 2017

Hello, Jade.
Thank you for the lesson. You may not believe it, but in Spain, the rules of behaviour are practically the same. In the quiz, I’ve scored 10 of 10.
Goodbye.

Thursday, June 15th 2017

Awesome course and I am surprised at that entering one’s house with bare feet is impolite in UK’s culture.

Thursday, June 15th 2017

thank you so much Jade, I learned new vocabulary!

Friday, June 16th 2017

Thanks for the lesson jade.

Friday, June 16th 2017

really helpful.

Friday, June 16th 2017

thank you

Saturday, June 17th 2017

Good,many thanks,I have question that is correct French or English leave?

Monday, June 19th 2017

at first i would say you were so interested to me during video, because you seem extra sensitive to me. and secondly i learned so much from this lesson thanks.

Saturday, June 24th 2017

Thank you, Jade!! I love the way you explain those rules. It is very interesting also to hear about your experiences in other countries. Thanks for sharing!!!

Saturday, June 24th 2017

Very interesting lesson! Thanks.

Monday, June 26th 2017

Oh My god, all the questions are correct. Thank you so much ,teacher.

Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Thank Jade and my father for the class, I learned a lot today.

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

what is the mean of couples of hours and couples of days ???
2 hours and 2 days. Am I right ?
and please correct me if i have done any mistake in this comment.

Monday, July 3rd 2017

Thank Jade, excellent lesson

Monday, July 3rd 2017

very interesting lesson…thanks so much

Tuesday, July 4th 2017

thanks Jade

Friday, July 7th 2017

excelent lesson for me
congratulations

Monday, July 10th 2017

Excellent lesson!!!!!! Really very useful.

Monday, July 10th 2017

ten/ten ! yes! thank you so much!

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

Hi Jade, you should talk more clearly,bye for now

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Know, however, that this is not a criticism

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Good lesson!

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

I got 80%. ☺ Useful lesson. Thanks jade!

Saturday, August 12th 2017
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