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译林版《英语》八年级下册 Unit 5 Good Manners阅读材料  

 
 
When in Rome 
 
 
Daniel is hosting the school radio show this week. He is interviewing a Grade 9 student, who has recently visited the UK.
 
Daniel: Hi, everyone. Today we've invited Jenny to talk about manners in the UK. What's the proper way to greet people there, Jenny?
 
Jenny: Well, British people say “hello” or “nice to meet you” and shake your hand when they meet you for the first time.
 
Daniel: Do they greet people with a kiss?
 
Jenny: No. British people only greet relatives or close friends with a kiss.
 
Daniel: How do people start a conversation?
 
Jenny: They talk about the weather, holidays, music, books, or something else. But please avoid subjects like age, weight or money.
 
Daniel: Do people there behave politely in public?
 
Jenny: Yes, they do. They always queue. They think it's rude to push in before others. Also, if they bump into someone in the street, they'll say “sorry”.
 
Daniel: Anything else?
 
Jenny: If you're in their way, they won't touch you or push past you. They'll say “excuse me” and be polite enough to wait till you move.
 
Daniel: British people are very polite at home as well, aren't they?
 
Jenny: Yes, they say “please” and “thank you” all the time.
 
Daniel: Any other tips for us if were going to the UK?
 
Jenny: Let me see. Oh, keep your voice down in public. British people don't like to shout or laugh loudly.
 
Daniel: OK. Thanks, Jenny. Now we've learnt more about manners in the UK. I'm sure they're helpful to us.
 
Jenny: I hope so. Just as the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”