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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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Leave a comment below!

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


hi Ariyan.
how is every thing with you? I'm Maryam and I live in Theran. thank you for your good explanation. I do agree with you. being polite and making nice words are very important in all communication.
best wishes

Hello, Adam! I subscribed on rss, but don't receive posts about new podcast in my rss reader (I use Google Reader). For example, message about podcast 12 appeared in rss only 05.01.2012. Message on podcast 13 haven't been appeared yet. Something broke in December, I think.

When I  was participating the International Biodiversity Conference organized by central department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, I met with a British Person. He is  only  a British person that I have ever met. He was not using 'Please' and 'Thank You' according to situations but this podcast says that the British People use 'Please' and 'Thank you'. I wonder why he did not use such words during interaction. 

hey everyone...I'm member in this site since 5 days..just 5 days And i love it so much czZ everyone in here speaks English And try to improve his/her language!!! awesome...just so cool And I'm so happy so thx 4 the site!!!

hi zineb
i hope to be afriend and speak to learn each other
thx mahmoud

hey there Mahmoud,
for sure, yeah!! i mean why not?!!
it would be like A big pleasure for me to be ur friend!!

Hi, evryboady :p ...have a nice day :D

Hello everyone.
I'm Félix from Spain.
I don't believe in stereotypes. Of course, British people use "please" and "thank you" a lot, more than other foreign people, but only for speaking in this way are they polite?.
People from other countries are also polite. Perhaps they speak a little rude, but its behavior is right.
They are polite people from everywhere. We must to believe in stereotypes because, normally they aren't totally true.

Hi everyone, I'm Vy. This is the first time i'm in this site. Im so happy when i know in this site, everyone are so polite and friendly. I have tryed to find Britishers to only talk English, but i cant. I have met someones, but i think they want another things, not talk.
I have a question. In this site, can i find a Britishers, who want to talk with me? I think i should not put my detail infomations here.... am i right?

Hi every body, I'm a new member. I'm very happy to join this site where i can improve my English.
Have a good day!