Table Manners Around the World

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Listening — Beginner Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. Flipping a fish over is considered bad luck among the   .

  2. It is customary to use   in Japan

  3. Why do the Japanese see tips as an insult?

  4. Which of the following is NOT a reason why India and Middle East do not use their left hand when eating?

  5. In Ethiopia, the food is served on one huge plate and eaten with utensils.

  6. Accepting a shot of   in Russia is actually a good table manner.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Which of the table manners mentioned in the video do you find unusual? Why/ why not?

  2. What table manners are found only in your country?

  3. Why do you think countries have table manners?

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      • having a good smell or appearance that makes people want to eat
      • usually done in a particular situation or at a particular place or time
      • to cause (someone or something) to seem less important or less worthy of respect
      • to give an extra amount of money to someone who performs a service for you : to give a tip to (someone)
      • a simple and useful device that is used for doing tasks in a person's home and especially in the kitchen


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