41 – Courtesy (Unit 3)

Bad manners

Write a short paragraph answering ONE of the following questions (50 words):

  1. Do you think people are generally polite or impolite? Begin with a clear topic sentence then explain your main idea with supporting details.
  2. What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
  3. Do you know the etiquette of another culture? What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to another country? Everyone try to write about a different culture.

Your paragraph is DUE THURS 17 APRIL, 11:59 p.m.
Reply to a classmate by FRI 18 APRIL, 11:59 p.m.

  30 comments for “41 – Courtesy (Unit 3)

  1. Example 1a
    15 April 2014 at 07:54

    1a. I think people are generally polite. We all know that talking loudly on your cellphone on the subway is rude to other people. Last weekend I was on the subway, and I saw a man talking on his phone. Because he did not want to bother anyone, he covered his mouth his hand and spoke quietly. I was impressed, but I don’t think this behavior is unusual. I see it a lot!

  2. Example 1b
    15 April 2014 at 07:54

    1b. I think people are generally impolite. The other day I was at the customer service center of a store. Customers weren’t given a number, so I waited in line. When it was my turn, a woman came up to the counter and started talking to the agent as if I wasn’t there. Fortunately, the agent told the woman that I was first and to please wait her turn. The woman acted as if she had been insulted. Stuff like this happens all the time!

  3. Example 2
    15 April 2014 at 07:55

    2. I would tell anyone traveling to Korea to not be surprised by people walking on the left. People around the world who drive on the right side also walk on the right side. Koreans, however, have driven on the right side while walking on the left. A few years ago, the Korean government changed this. There have been efforts to remind people to walk on the right side, but many people still walk on the left. I guess old habits are hard to break.

  4. Example 3
    15 April 2014 at 07:55

    3. If you ever go to India, here are some tips on what to do (or not do) with your hands. First, instead of shaking someone’s hand when greeting them, put the palms of your hands together, bow a little, and say, “Namaste.” Also, if you need to point to somewhere, don’t use your fingers. Instead, use your whole hand or your chin. That’s right! Use your chin! You may have to practice that one a little before you go.

  5. Min Young 41
    16 April 2014 at 21:39

    Korea is traditional country. We have many unique etiquette. Korea distinguish adult and child definitely. So we use honorific to the old. If you want to mke a good impression, tust give a bow to the old first using honorific . Also we have public transportation etiquette which has special seat for the old,pregnant and disabled. Generally It’s right to remain that seat empty , however if you so tired that sit that seat , you make seat to that person as soon as they come in. We have many other etiquette. When you visit Korea, read about Korea culture and etiquette. It will be helpful to you.

    • Jin young41
      17 April 2014 at 23:17

      Reading korea culture book is good method!!!

  6. Jun Young 41
    16 April 2014 at 22:26

    Korean think very important about formality. Korean is famous for etiquette. For example, first the old man eating food and next the young man eating food. This custom has come down to us for old time.This custom continue until future!

    • Yeon-woo 41
      18 April 2014 at 15:34

      Your comment is vary well explain to etiquette of korea. Especially, from the past that have been and will continue to future!

  7. Seok-won 41
    16 April 2014 at 22:47

    1.Do you think people are generally polite or impolite? Begin with a clear topic sentence then explain your main idea with supporting details.
    I think people are fundamentally impolite. However, they become polite with growing. The reason of this thought is Korean students’ behavoir. Almost of they are very impolite. But when they become a adult, they recognize that if they do their own feeling, other people will hate them. So I think people is impolite, but they afraid enemy’s blame, so they do polite behavoir.

    • So Jeong W 41
      19 April 2014 at 22:17

      I think so your opinions~~
      so everybody be careful about that. and me too.

  8. Dong Hun L 41
    16 April 2014 at 23:10

    3.I will introduce for the foreign table manners.There are many Japanese table etiquette.
    First, you should eat the amount of food using your own dish, Acts give to other people’s plate for food using your chopsticks are not good. And when you eats noodles,
    you should not eats with eating sound like hururuk jjapjjap. Also when you eat some food you should holding bowl and using only chopsticks.Finally, when you eats bowl of rice served with toppings in koreans 덮밥 you should not rub the toppings and rice, only soup the food.

  9. So Jeong W 41
    17 April 2014 at 02:17

    3.Do you know the etiquette of another culture? What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to another country? Everyone try to write about a different culture.

    Maldives is a Muslime country. So Alcohol is not sold out at the resort. and Bali is goona buy things that should not try to wear cotton or touch. And mateship is stong in Australia, Australians are professional or socal status of the parents is not polite. so don’t ask that.
    And When the clerk to cal France shaking hands is not polite tocall it.
    so everybody be careful .

  10. Dong Hoon K 41
    17 April 2014 at 15:23

    1.1.Do you think people are generally polite or impolite? Begin with a clear topic sentence then explain your main idea with supporting details.

    I think many people are polite. For example, I went to department store last weekend. That day I saw a man opening the door, and he don’t closing the door by the time person behind passed. Because he know that’s basic manners.
    As far as I know some people keep the door open, but some people close the door a person behind. I think I have good manners. Because I keep the door open a person behind.

  11. Sang-wook 41
    17 April 2014 at 16:15

    I think some people are impolite. For example, older people speak rudely or command young people because, just they are young.

  12. You Jin 41
    17 April 2014 at 18:00

    1.Do you think people are generally polite or impolite? Begin with a clear topic sentence then explain your main idea with supporting details.

    Before I talk about this question, May they rest in peace.
    I think most people are polite. Because korean main virtue is respect for elders.
    In public transportation, we can see many example.
    When elders take a subway train or bus, young people offer their seats. And young people lift up baggage for elders walk the street with heavy bag.
    So I can insist my opinion. Thank you.

  13. Jin young 41
    17 April 2014 at 18:05

    2.What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
    When someone is traveling to Korea,they should eat not to make a noisse. And they also should eat food after loder people eat first. Korean learn that older people is important. So Korean always think older people first.

  14. 17 April 2014 at 18:57

    I think people are generally polite. We are concede place for old people,
    disabled and maternity .
    And we are line stand where bus station , subway and amusement park, store and in many places. This week I see old woman where so many people in bus I see one boy student who hold baggage and many book is make seat for old women. I feel he is so polite and kind. So I feel people are generally polite.

  15. Hyun-a 41
    17 April 2014 at 20:22

    1.1.Do you think people are generally polite or impolite? Begin with a clear topic sentence then explain your main idea with supporting details.

    I think the most rude impolite in Korea. In many places we can see a lot of impolite people. For example, there are many examples in transportaion like sitting seat even though there are elderly people in front of them and making noise. Of course there are many honest people, but i think that

    • 18 April 2014 at 15:23

      I think so your opinion.
      some people are rude but i think most people very polite .
      i see many pople concess seat and line in bus station and sudway .

    • Ji Eun41
      19 April 2014 at 00:18

      you are opinion is same mine. i totally agree with you opinion.

  16. Seon il 41
    17 April 2014 at 21:30

    3.Do you know the etiquette of another culture? What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to another country? Everyone try to write about a different culture.
    If you go to France you careful especial etiquette
    First your hands is on the table when you eating
    Second you wants gift for French you never gift red rose and carnation
    because red lose use propose and carnation use funeral
    Third maybe you visit France for business you don’t recommend dinner because French thinks dinner is personal time

  17. Ji Eun41
    17 April 2014 at 22:43

    2.What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
    If someone travels to Korea, i want to advice what is the polite behaviors in subway.
    When you are in subway station, you have to line up. Korean people hate to cut in line.
    And you have to wait people who take down subway. If you are not waiting, you may hit someone. Last thing i want you to say is to concede. When you sit on your seat in subway, if older people stand in front of you, you have to concede you seat. Then Korean people think you are very polite person.

  18. Sun wha41
    17 April 2014 at 23:14

    3.Do you know the etiquette of another culture? What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to another country? Everyone try to write about a different culture.
    Singapore is known as clean country.
    Smoking in the street is forbidden in Singapore.
    And in subway eating, possession of volatile substances is also banned.
    People should not chewing gum. Because if chewing gum penalty is imposed.

    • So Jung P 41
      18 April 2014 at 00:50

      i wish our country have such a law too.then,more would be better.

  19. Myeong Ho 41
    17 April 2014 at 23:43

    3 etiquette in other countries in East Asia mainly I know one case of Korea acts in a public place carefully.
    If the Japanese do not harm other people have tried to be very much effort.
    If China has a strong belief in their lack of etiquette seems to be such a thing yet.
    For example looking at a living knows Korea, China and Japan, the culture is learned through books.
    This is my personal opinion.
    thanks for reading.

    • You Jin 41
      18 April 2014 at 22:56

      I heard that it is a very important Japanese etiquette.
      If I go Japan, I’ll really be careful about that.

  20. So Jung P 41
    18 April 2014 at 00:46

    I think people are generally impolite. when i go to school to use the subway or bus.
    sometimes i see rude peaple in subway or bus.for example,peaple who call loudly.
    and i have seen drunk people just going to throw up.it’s not polite.but not all people are rude.

    • Hyun-a 41
      18 April 2014 at 21:54

      I agree your opinion. sometimes i see impolite people/

  21. Yeon-woo 41
    18 April 2014 at 15:28

    I’ll begin to introduce the etiquette of korea.
    First, if you want to know The way to the destination, you’ll be speak korean. second, when you see a old man, try help to him or she. finally, in subway, you never do not seet in Priority seats.
    Now, enjoy the traveling to Korea!!! bye~

  22. Ji-hoon 41
    19 April 2014 at 03:03

    I think people are generally impolite.
    When i go the subway,i see the situation.
    older people stand in subway ,but younger people is sit on the seat.
    In my opinion,naturally younger people stand up and yield to older people.
    that’s why i think this comment

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