Lesson 2 - L&S, Functions, Pronunciation - BEHAVIOUR AND MANNERS

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Read through The Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation by George Washington and fill in the missing letters in the qualities that CONTRADICT each point:

The Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation
by George Washington adapted and abridged

  1. Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present. D _ S R_SP_C_F_ _
  2. Do not put off your clothes in the presence of others, nor go out your room half dressed. SL _ B
  3. Do not read letters, books, or papers in company, but when there is a necessity for the doing of it, you must ask leave. IN _ TT _ T _VE
  4. Don’t try to achieve your superiority in argument, but always submit your argument to others with modesty. SN_ _ TY
  5. Do not teach your equal in the job he himself does. AR _ O _ A _ T
  6. Let your conversation be without the feeling of hatred or envy. M_ L IC _ _US
  7. Do not be excessive in commanding. B_SS_
  8. Do not pay visits if you haven’t been invited. T_CTL_SS
  9. Make no comparisons especially pointing out oneself as an example to follow – B_AS_F_L
  10. Don’t be long and boring in a conversation. T_ DIO _ S
  11. Don’t be curious to know the affairs of others. N _ S _
  12. When you speak of God or his Attributes, let it be seriously. IRRE_ER_NT
  13. Source: http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/manners/rules2.cfm

Answer

  1. disrespectful
  2. slob
  3. inattentive
  4. snooty
  5. arrogant
  6. malicious
  7. bossy
  8. tactless
  9. boastful
  10. tedious
  11. nosy
  12. irreverent

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Listening comprehension

WHO BREAKS CIVILTY RULES?
You are going to hear a conversation between two characters of a BBC comedy radio series. Audrey Forbes-Hamilton , a snooty lady and an ex-owner of a grand manor house, forced to sell her property to the smooth, nouveau-riche supermarket chain owner Richard DeVere, is trying to instill in him the values of a country Squire (a member of the landed gentry). Listen to their conversation and mark A for Audrey, R for Richard and B for Both if you find them BREAKING George Washington’s Rules.

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1Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.

A

R

B

2Do not pay visits uninvited.

A

R

B

3Do not put off your clothes in the presence of others, nor go out your room half dressed.

A

R

B

4Don’t be curious to know the affairs of others.

A

R

B

5Do not be excessive in commanding.

A

R

B

6Do not read letters, books, or papers in company, but when there is a necessity for the doing of it, you must ask leave.

A

R

B

7When you speak of God or his Attributes, let it be seriously.

A

R

B

8Do not teach your equal in the job he himself does.

A

R

B

9Don’t try to achieve your superiority in argument, but always submit your argument to others with modesty.

A

R

B

10Make no comparisons especially pointing out oneself as an example to follow.

A

R

B

11Don’t be long and boring in a conversation.

A

R

B

12Let your conversation be without the feeling of hatred or envy.

A

R

B


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Polite responses
Look at the dialogues from the conversation. Select the most suitable and polite response in place of the one printed in italics.

  1. Richard: Ah, Mrs. Forbes-Hamilton.
    Audrey: Mr. DeVere, it’s you!

    There you are Mr. DeVere!

    Good morning to you, Mr. DeVere!

  2. A: I’m sorry if I’ve got you out of bed.
    R: Oh, you haven’t! I was up and about and I was just coming to see if the paper’d arrived.

    Not at all! I got up ages ago.

    No problem!

  3. A: Oh, I’m glad this is a good moment for me to call. Well, aren’t you going to invite me in?
    R: I wasn’t, no.

    I’m so sorry. Do come in!

    Won’t you come in?

  4. R: Oh, well. Do sit down. Shall I say if I can rustle up a mug of instant coffee?
    A: A mug of instant?!

    No, thank you. I’ve just had one.

    No, don’t bother.

Note: We use emphatic DO to sound more polite e.g.: Do come in!= Please, come in!


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Pronunciation
Tick the sound that you pronounce in the following:


/dż//j/
pyjamas

anyway

prayed

my

subject

/dż//g/
pages

discharge

change

gallop

religious

mug

gentry