b) Para 1 – People don’t look into each other’s eyes in China.
Para 2- A firm handshake in Turkey is considered rude.
Para 3 – Red and yellow flowers suggest negative ideas in Italy and Poland.
Para A – In Thailand you shouldn’t point your feet at others.
Para 5 – Don’t point at someone using your finger in Malaysia and the Philippines.
Para 6- Bulgarians nod their head for no and shake it for yes.
Para 7 – It’s polite to leave food on your plate in China and Korea.
c) 1 F … many Chinese people will look at the ground when they greet you. It is a way to show respect.
2 H … a firm handshake is very rude and they see it as a sign of anger.
3 В … yellow flowers … are used at funerals … indicate jealousy… red ones show secrecy.
4 C Be careful what you do with your feet … that doesn’t mean you should put your feet upon the coffee table!
5 A In the Philippines, people only point by moving their eyes towards a person… or even by pursing their lips and pointing with their mouth.
6 G … nodding your head up and down means no, while shaking your head from side to side means yes!
7 D In some parts of the world it S polite to eat all of the food on your plate … but in China and Korea, you should leave something.
etiquette In): rules of polite behavior
polite (adj): well-mannered
rude (adj): ill-mannered; not polite
globe (n): world
ground (n): surface of the earth
respect (n): good opinion of others
make eye contact (phr): to look sb. straight in the eye
avoid(v): to choose not to do sth.
shake hands (phr): to greet sb. by taking their hand in yours and moving it up and down
strength In): ability and reliability
firm handshake (phr): the act of shaking hands with a strong grip
thoughtful (adj): considerate; kind
advice (n): useful suggestion
jealousy (n): envy; wanting what sb. else has
secrecy (n): the act of hiding sth. from being known to others
disrespectful (adj): not showing respect
sole (n): underneath part of the foot
host (n): person who invites you to their house
index finger (n): finger next to the thumb
purse your lips (phr): gather the lips so that the mouth makes a small ‘o’ shape
nod your head (phr): move your head in an up-and-down motion
side to side (phr): (of a movement) repeatedly to the left and to the right
confused (adj): mixed up; unclear
appreciate (v): be grateful for
obliged (adj): acting from necessity
2 In my culture, we nod our heads when we mean yes.
3 It is a good idea to learn about social rules before you travel abroad.
4 I don’t trust someone if they don’t have a firm handshake!
5 In Japan, taking off your shoes before entering a home shows respect to your host.
6 It’s rude to point with your index finger in some Asian countries.
7 We must be careful not to insult people of another culture with our body language.
8 Giving a thoughtful gift when you visit someone’s home is common in most cultures.
In the USA. follow the same social rules for greeting strangers as you do in Europe.
In Turkey shake hands with a firm grip, not a firm grip.
In Poland, you can bring a gift of flowers to a party, but not yellow flowers.
In Thailand, be careful what you do with your feet. Don’t point your feet, or the soles of your feet at someone and don’t put your feet up on a table.
In Malaysia, point using the whole fist and thumb, not the index finger.
In the Philippines, don’t point with the hand. Point by moving the eyes or pursing the lips.
In Bulgaria, you should nod your head when you mean no and shake your head when you mean yes.
In Korea, leave some food on your plate at a host’s house. Don’t eat everything.
2 Sweets and flowers are given as gifts by people to their host in Malaysia.
3 He was kissed three times on the cheek.
4 Dinner is served at 7 o’clock.
5 Flowers were offered to the hostess.