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: (12) 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 Source: http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/manners/rules2.cfm, 30-07-2006 Answers: 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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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. fforbes-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! Anwers: 1 b 2 a 3a 4 a

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VIII Pronunciation (10) Tick the sound that you pronounce in the following:

                                         /dż/            /j/

1 pyjamas 2 anyway 3 prayed 4 my 5 subject

                                       /dż/           /g/

6 pages 7 discharge 8 change 9 gallop 10 religious 11 generous 12 mug 13 gentry Answers: /dż/: 1, 5 /j/: 2, 3, 4 /dż/: 6, 7, 8, 10, 13 /g/: 9,12