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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


i am wywy and i am agree that English people are very polite,but i am regret to say that  Egyptian people are not exactly the same.I mean we can not say in general that   they are completely  polite .For example if you meet 10 persons a day ,6 of them will be polite may be we are in Egypt good at dealing with people from other countries and we are kind to them but we don't always use words like( please-thank you...etc) .I think Egyptians were polite in the past more than now and i noticed that some of us become more polite after 25th January revolution .

hi every one
i have never met british person but like what i hear i think they are polite 
i live in dubai and here you can see several nationalities and about my experience i find that must of arab people are polite when they asking about some thing 

I do agree with saby's idea. the words or conversations can't show what is in hearts. maybe people pretend to be kind or polite,but in fact they may be some thing else.At least, making politely words is important to relationship.

Hi every body I'm a new member in this site. And I'm really pleased to find it. Because I want to improve my English and especially to speak fluently.
I'd like to share my opinion about politeness, I think in general that people, especially the young one aren't as polite as people of old days. Especially in large cities. And people are more polite in villages and in small cities.
According to the podcast, I notice that English people use a lot the words "please" and "thank you". I agree that they are very polite.
I think that in Tunisia we are also polite. But in general when we order a coffee we don't say "please" and "thank you" and it doesn't seem rude. But we use such words when we ask for help or for advice.

Hello everybody, my name is Nelson and I'm from Colombia. I have been listening to the podcasts about 2 months ago. I've already listened to all of them. About your question, I don't really meet any british people. In fact, in my country we've got a lot of influence of the United States about all, I mean about music, english and films. We don't watch a lot of British movies, but in the american movies we watch British people is more polite than American. In my country, we can watch football matches every weekend and notice that stadiums don't need log between the match field and the people that is watching the match. In a lot of countries of South America, that is imposible because people don't know how to behave.

Hello everybody. I'm a new member.I'm so happy because of finding this interesting site. I have a question. Is there any part in this site to chat online together? In my opinion it can help us to improve in speaking and listening skills.have a good time guys.bye

Hello Zizo,
We don't have a section of the site like that at the moment, because some of our users are children and we have to protect them online. It's something we plan to do in the future, though.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi every body,i would like to take about british polite thing.actually i think british peoples are very polite.they always use such as sorry,please,Thanks like is very good.everyone likes these words and it makes you feel good.some time,when i could not tell to thanks or sorry for someone i was very upset about that.i am sorry for them.i think everybody must be very want to start by myself.

hi every one 
I'm new member her ; and i hope learn lot with you
About the subject ; honestly  i don't know any Britain person but from the podcast it seems that Britishers are very polite ; and Also this kind of website that offers lot of help for people learning English its proof  of your politeness  
And in my country 'Morocco  ;people are polite too 
they say please to ask for something ; they use some expression like :
Have mercy on your parents.
God will well reward you

hi Rashd
how are you ?
i guess you were mistaken in one word( it's hi guys  not hi gays )
guys means: fellows but gays means : homosexual