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Episode 13

Tess and Ravi talk about politeness and Adam reads your comments about going to the cinema.

Tess & Ravi

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Do you think British people are polite or not? Tell us about your experiences – good or bad! And how about in your country? Do you think people in your country are polite or not?


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Intermediate: B1


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I only met a few British persons until today but it seems like they were as same polite as we are here, so I don't think British people are more polite than other people in other parts of the world, maybe the British society in general are more polite than others societies in most of the parts of the world, but I'd never been in Britain so I don't really know, in my country it's normal to find all kind of levels of politeness, but generally speaking in the small towns people are more polite than in the greater or bigger cities or in the capital city. I notice that in this country those whom have unhappy or sad lives tend to act in a more rude or impolite manner but most of the people here is polite with strangers or people they don't know very well. One way to measure the level of politeness in a city is seeing the way people behave in the traffic, if people use the horn and is rude to others drivers tells you that probably they're impolite in their lives.

I haven't met British people before but I am following Natcha Oceane the famous british fitness influencer on youtube and Instagram and I think yes the british people are very polite and they use formal and polite expressions so often. And I noticed that more when I was researching about difference between Amiracan accent and Britain accent . The difference it's too clear that from the ways and the words that they use it in the same situations but . For my country , I don't know I think it was more polite in last century than now. In the end, we can not say all of people I one area or country same . Everywhere there are polite and impolite people . That depended on believes and morals everyone.

I have heard about british people, they are quite polite but i haven't met with them.

Hi, I think British people are very polite because all the British people I have ever seen in my life were polite In my country some of them are polite and some of the are not.

unfortunately,i never met withe British people but I think they are polite from the way of speaking. In my countrey Yemen the people are polite and humble most of them not all.

do you think people in your country are polite or not?
Hi guys!Here in Brazil most of the people are impolite unfortunelly.Wheter in public transportation or queue for something.I try to be polite to everyone who cross my way.

Here in Russia whether people polite or impolite depends on where they are from. In big cities like Moscow people are more rushing and businesses than in some town as well as everywhere in the world I guess. But if to tell in general here is really much more impolite and rude people.

Hi there!I have never been in England,unluckily and sort of haven't met British people in Europe. I'm living in Russia and i almost had not a chance to talk with British people. Only couple of times while we held World championship last year. They weren't polite too mush, just polite))
In my contry are a different people, polite and inpolite, rude and intelligent. Fortunately, most of them are polite and pleasant. I think anywhere are different people, but on the whole most of them quite polite, at least with strangers

I don't have any idea about politeness of british people, In fact I've never met any british person or heard anything about how polite they are, but in my country people are different, some of them are polite and some are impolite.
In my city people usually are angry and in rush. they are rude when they drive but they are polite when they are in an office, resturant, etc. However most of them are not polite specially when they use social media specially Instagram.