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Episode 13

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

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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


I don't know about all British people. However, I have met a British woman at a bus stop in Rome. It was midnight and streets of the city were deserted. We talked a little bit, because we both were waiting for the bus... She was very polite and had good manners.

I do believe British people are very polite but i don't have any experience about them. In here most of people are polite. For a example, if someone got help from somebody most of people say thank you. Therefor i think people in our country are possibly polite.

Unfortunely I don't know any british, but i think they are very polite. In my country it depend of the zone or region. Some people are very polite but other not. it's normal and you learn to know them

I think British people polite. In my country people very impolite and rude.

I am working in an UK company, in my opinion most of my UK colleagues are very polite. But it should depend on the situation, it means in most common times without disturbing their interest they will perform very politely. But in some cases during the contract negotiation or technical exchange meeting, they perform totally impolitely. They usually speak out what they think directly, in Chinese business we should pay more attention to the clients' feeling, we should never hurt their feeling (face), if we speak directly the client may take this as impolitely and think we don't respect them enough. This may break this business.
I think Chinese people become more and more politely, mainly because the economic improving this years and most Chinese generations have opportunity to be educated.

Hi everyone, I would like to know the objective pronoun of 'someone'/somebody'.

Hi chindoos,

The form of 'someone' and 'somebody' does not change whether it is the subject or the object in a sentence.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I think british people is very very polite, not only because they say a lot "thank you","please" or "sorry" but because when I have been in London, for example, and I got lost, I always found very kind people that tried to help me, even if I didn't ask anything, and I think this is a real example of politeness. The italians are more or less polite, but surely not like the british, unfortunately. We don't say so much "grazie,prego e scusi", and if we see someone in trouble on the street,we hardly offer to help them unless them ask us to give them a hand. And,well,of course there is a feature I really hate in italian people:we always speak in a very loud voice,on the bus,on the train,on ours mobile...well,always!

I think it's depends on.
Because there are many kinds of people live together.
So We can't define other people.
For example, in morning rush houre, everywhre are busy then people can't be polite.
But when we have enough time then people can be nice and polite.
I want to be a polite person anytime. So I am tring to be polite any situations but not easy.

Hi. I am a very polite person, and I do not like people that do not say Good Morning, o Good Night, or Please and Thank you. Sometimes people do not respond the greeting and for me this is very unpleasant. I would like that all the people were educate and corteous, but in my country that is unlikely.