43 – 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.

52 Replies to “43 – Courtesy (Unit 3)”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

    1. I really wanted visit Idia one day! I didn’t know we had to put our palms, bow a little and say “Namaste” because in Korea you shake hands or you bow to older people. I learned that India’s culture is very different to ours. Thank you for the information, I think it will be helpful when I go to India.

  5. In Thailand almost people belive buddihsm. So respect about buddihsm things and Don’t take a picture statue of the Buddha in temple. and no sanddle, short cloths in temple.
    Last don’t touch another person’s head and use right hand when you give something to people

    1. In Korea, many people belive buddihsm. So many Buddhist temple. For example Bulguksa In Gyeongju-si. Bulguksa is very awesome and nice !

  6. I want to advice that KOREA table manners for traveler. Before You start dinner, you look at the superior. In Korea, you start to eat after you superior start to eat. Traditional korea polite is certain that relation of top and bottom. If you traveling to Korea for the first time, you not be suprised to eating time and remember.

  7. 2.What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
    First, when we eat meals. In Amerian, they blow their nose in front of table. But If Korean blow our nose at table, people frown their face naturallly.
    So please blow your nose at outside. Then people think “He/She is very polite person.” .
    Second, in Ameria people put on their shoes at house. But in Korea you must put off our shose at house. If you put on your shoes , you blame other peopletp impolite person.
    Keep in mind, my etiquette then you can adapt in korea culture.

  8. I think the people are polite
    Because People to protect the basic polite
    For example Most of the people, I am waiting for us people who come running in the elevator
    and you can take to the end the door for the next person when you pass by opening the door
    So I think that people are polite

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

    RE: i think polite is maintaining. people in polite have disappeared since 21 century.
    but many people are polite still. Watch tv program like ‘gentleman’. once you watch gentleman, you can show how many people were polite.
    when i took a subway, i often saw a such things.
    for examples, offering one’s seat for a old man..etc

  10. 3. If you go in UK, you must know etiquette of UK. If you go restaurant in UK, you must see your back. Because In UK that you open the door is polite for your back person. And when you walk on the street you don’t spit. Also when you eat food you don’t speak food sound.

  11. 3. In South America, when you shake hands pumping only two times. And at dinner, you spoon the soup away from you. When you conversation with another person, you read the conversation what he/she joying things. And one instance great conversation could be, maybe start something with A, B or C. Have you ever been to Anaheim? Have you ever met Beyonce? like this.

  12. I would tell anyone traveling to Korea to not to talk so much when he/she has meal with Korean. Having some conversation is fine with Korean these days, but speaking with your mouth full of food is go against etiquette. Also, when you drink alcohol with someone older than you, you have to reach out your two hands, and turn your head when you drink it.

  13. 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 generally impolite. They live for themselves. So they behave impolite. For example, when someone is very busy, they don’t wait elevator for other people . And some people don’t yield sit for the disabled and the aged in subway or bus. And many people have prejudice and ignore foreign workers.

    1. I agree with your opinion
      When people are busy, pushing or cut in line
      I feel very bad
      I want people to say “I’m sorry..”,”Excuse me..”

  14. If you plan to travel to south korea, i want to advice something to you.
    South Korea has the strong confucianism. So when we greeting old people , we have to bend our waist. And when we eat food, we should eat after old people start to eat.
    And when we take a subway, we should give up seat for old people. Thank you.

  15. 3.If you go to china, the food is always remain a plate.
    In Korea, it is polite to empty of food.
    But Blanking plate is understood that the food is low in China
    so, host feel apologetic to guest
    Therefore, It is polite to leave a little food.

  16. Q2. What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
    A. I think I will advice about an honorific. In English culture, they don’t say an honorific. But I think honorific is so important in Korea. If they say ‘안녕’ to older or higher person, they will think bad.

  17. 3. If you ever go to Mexico, when conversation comes very close to the people. In Korea people keep reasonable distance but Mexico people keep very close distance. Women comes close to you and is a big mistake if you think that the dash.

  18. 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 that people are generally polite. In bus or subway, we are always yield a seat for old people. I think that most people have morals. Morals are different a law. Even if no one teach morals for you, you know that. It is human nature.

  19. I think people are generally polite
    Because Show the facebook and twitter people upload who’ impolite attitude
    then they comment ” he or she is not human !! ” i think if you are human
    You must be polite.

  20. 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 most people are generally polite.
    If i ask of people that why you doing polite in every they life?
    Maybe, people say that “If i was so rude to another person, they doesn’t likes me.”
    Humans are social being, therefore, they be concious other people’s eyes.
    Of course, some people are so rude that makes a big social trouble.
    For example, subway,library.etc…
    but, such person are so extraordinary.
    most people don’t want to stick out.

  21. 2.What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?

    If I met a person who travel, I will say that you must take off shoes when come into the house to them.
    Koreans do not wear shoes at the house.
    And when take bus or subway, you must offer grandmother and grandfather seat.
    Because Korea respects old man.
    If keep this, you will be polite traveler.

  22. 2.What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
    If I advise to someone traveling to Korea for the first time, I will advise
    First, you say hello to elder before elder says hello to you.
    Second, you shouldn’t borrow things to elder.
    Last, when you have meal with elder, you must wait to start meal before elder start eating somthing.

  23. I think that people should be careful that your first trip to the hand gestures.
    For example, OK hand gesture is a sign of the learned in Korea but, Brazil refers to the insult. In addition, the meaning of the hand gestures a thumbs up to the favorite in Korea but, means sexual bath in Greece.

  24. 2.korea etiquette are under age person for over age person stand up hims seat and overtalk manner. korea etiquette are almost over and under etiquette.

  25. 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 generally polite because when people meet first time generally they act polite behavior. even if there’s mind is not, they are polite people. it dose not matter what they think and feel. important thing is that they know they should respect other and they do. i think these people are polite. and being polite have many benefit. maybe most people know that so they act polite behavior.

  26. 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 generally polite to others because it’s related with their imprssion and it is important to people to get a good impression to others. I usually see person with he or she is polite or impolite.

  27. Q. Do you think people are generally polite or impolite? Begin with a clear topic sentence then explain your main idea with supporting details.
    A. I think people generally polite. Because last year i lose my wallet , but some people pick up my wallet then bring to police office. So i recover my wallet. and if old people stand in bus or subway, many people yield to old people. So i think people generally polite.

  28. Q. What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to Korea for the first time?
    A. if you were served food on the plate
    When returning the plate to give the should not be empty

  29. 3. Do you know the etiquette of another culture? What etiquette advice would you give to someone traveling to another country?
    – If you are planning to travel to America, you should always have an eye-contact when having a conversation, because that is the way to show respect. Otherwise, they might think that you are ignoring them.

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