Lesson 2 - L&S, Functions, Pronunciation - BEHAVIOUR AND MANNERS
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
Look at the dialogues from the conversation. Select the most suitable and polite response in place of the one printed in italics.
- Richard: Ah, Mrs. fforbes-Hamilton. Audrey: Mr. DeVere, it’s you! a) There you are Mr. DeVere! b) 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. a) Not at all! I got up ages ago. b) 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. a) I’m so sorry. Do come in! b) 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?! a) No, thank you. I’ve just had one. b) 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
- Ćwiczenie 5 aqm
VIII Pronunciation (10) Tick the sound that you pronounce in the following:
1 pyjamas 2 anyway 3 prayed 4 my 5 subject
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