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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?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


me also

hi everyone,
It's my first comment here. I like the podcast, I found it interesting.
I think politeness doesn't depend on countries but on people  themselves and on the way that they were educated. the way that we are polite on a culture could be different on another one because manners are different and depends on culture's rules. on the same time globalization is transforming the world to a small town so people all over the world learn more about other's culture basis, good manners and etiquettes. I think local politeness is converging to a global one.


I'm tareq and I'm new here I tried to learn English. and I found it is so difficult  to learn... so pls can you help me?

Dear all,
About  "dark warm room" in the story.
For this sentence, I don't doubt about the order. The adjective color is  the first,
but I am not sure about the order of sentences
"ground roasted coffee ; roasted ground coffee "
"unsalted roasted pistachios ; roasted unsalted pistachios"
How range the adjectives "participle forms" on the sentence, please?
Must I range these adjectives like the production process, please?
First roasted, and second ground or unsalted.
What is the rule about the adjectives participle forms, please?
Thank you very much.
Have a nice week.
Best regards


well received ,,,,but i think the politeness does not related to nation itself or where are you from,,, thus you may find so impressive people in the life and they don't have very strong roots in their origin (cultural roots or social roots ),,so politeness can be found anywhere in the world ,also i would like to say that am so thankful for the recording ,,seriously brilliant  

Thanks for another interesting recording.
Politeness - it varies from person to person - The politeness is mainly measured with your posture or the tone. A harsh thanks is better than no thanks!
I am from India, I can say british people are more friendly and polite than those are in my country. But my UK friends used to say, people from Edinburg are more friendlier than UK people.
See you in your next recording.

I'm gosia and I'm new here... I tried to learn Eng. and I found it is so difficult  to learn... so pls can you help me? and say how to use this site and what is the difference between "in spite of" and "despite"

Hello everyone I'm from Palestine Thank you very much for this wonderful site, which taught me a lot about the English language which will help me when I travel to London to live with my husband soon
My fiance told me that the British people are very polite compared with other peoples
I want to ask you to let us know the basic rules of English language in a detailed and extensive Thank you