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  1. 2. Social customs <ul><li>British have their own social customs </li></ul><ul><li>They are said to be reserved in manners,polite,self-disipline and with a big sense of humour. </li></ul><ul><li>They are traditional one. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>British people are very punctual </li></ul><ul><li>This shows respect and estimation for the other person </li></ul><ul><li>It is considered impolite to arrive even 7 minutes late </li></ul><ul><li>It’s better to call the person you are going to meet </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>British arrive at the exact time specified for dinner,lunch or appointments with professors,doctors and other professionals </li></ul><ul><li>They arrive any time during the hours specified for teas,receptions and coctail parties </li></ul><ul><li>A few minutes early for public meetings,plays,conncerts,movies,classes, </li></ul><ul><li>weddings and church services </li></ul>
  4. 5. Invitations <ul><li>If you receive a written invitation to an event that says RSVP,you should respond to let the person who sent it knows whether or not you plan to attend </li></ul><ul><li>You may refuse it by saying:”Thank you for inviting but I will be not able to come” </li></ul>
  5. 6. Gifts <ul><li>It is considered politely to give a gift,especially if you are invited for a meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers,a chocolate or a small gift is appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>A thank you note or a telephone call after the visit is also considered polite. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Dress <ul><li>Everyday dress is appropriate for most visits to peoples' homes. </li></ul><ul><li>You may want to dress more formally when attending a holiday dinner or cultural event, such as a concert or theatre performance. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Introduction and Greeting <ul><li>It is proper to shake hands with everyone to whom you are introduced, both men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>An appropriate response to an introduction is &quot;Pleased to meet you&quot;. If you want to introduce yourself to someone, extend you hand for a handshake and say &quot;Hello, I am....&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Hugging is only for friends. </li></ul><ul><li>In Britain one kiss is generally enough. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Dining <ul><li>When you accept a dinner invitation, tell your host if you have any dietary restrictions. He or she will want to plan a meal that you can enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>The evening meal is the main meal of the day in most parts of Britain. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Food may be served in one of several ways: <ul><li>“ Family style,&quot; by passing the serving plates from one to another around the dining table </li></ul><ul><li>“ Buffet style,&quot; with guests serving themselves at the buffet </li></ul><ul><li>“ Serving style,&quot; with the host filling each plate and passing it to each person. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Manners are Important Do’s and Don’t in England
  11. 12. <ul><li>Do stand in line </li></ul><ul><li>Do take your hat off when you go indoors (men only) </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Do say &quot;Excuse Me&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Do Pay as you Go </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Do say &quot;Please&quot; and &quot;Thank you&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Do cover your Mouth </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Do say sorry </li></ul><ul><li>Do Smile </li></ul>
  15. 16. Other customs <ul><li>Do not greet people with a kiss </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ask a lady her age </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Do not spit. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not ask personal or intimate questions </li></ul>
  17. 18. Decide if each situation is acceptable or unacceptable <ul><li>1. Arrive at someone's house empty-handed… </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ask someone about… </li></ul><ul><li>3. Ask someone how much… </li></ul><ul><li>4. Ask someone how old… </li></ul><ul><li>5. Belch after a meal… </li></ul><ul><li>1. … when they have invited you for drinks, dinner etc </li></ul><ul><li>2. … their politics </li></ul><ul><li>3. … they earn </li></ul><ul><li>4. … they are </li></ul><ul><li>5. …t o show your appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>for the food </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>6. Blow your nose… </li></ul><ul><li>7. Compliment someone… </li></ul><ul><li>8. Drive a car without showing courtesy… </li></ul><ul><li>9. Drop litter or spit… </li></ul><ul><li>10. Eat or drink while… </li></ul><ul><li>6. … in front of other </li></ul><ul><li>people </li></ul><ul><li>7. … on their clothes or possessions </li></ul><ul><li>8. … to other road </li></ul><ul><li>users </li></ul><ul><li>9. … on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>10. … walking along the street </li></ul>
  19. 20. THANK YOU