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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 can't understand the difference between "pardon" "excuse me" and "I'm sorry"  ... in Spanish they are all the same, but I can see that  you use them for different situations. Would you explain me more about this? 
Thanks in advance, 
Best regards from Mexico!! 

I'm Mary from Georgia...I like this website very much it is very interesting and I think it will help to improve my english...and about a topic I think british people are quite polite,but I've never met them ;)) In my country people are very polite and hospitable,but there are some people which think that politeness isn't necessary but it's their own opinion and I disagree with it ...

can't wait for the next episode..... well, in Indonesia, in several place, we don't call anybody that older than us with his/her name. we must call "kakak". it's impolite to call his/her name directly. some place have a different words when we talk to someone that have a different  ages. there are words for talking to someone that  younger than us, same age with us and older than us. 

Hi guys ,,,,if it is possible to know the difference between this , that + these ,those i see them confused ,,,,,thanks ,,,and I would like to say that I'm so happy to join this (that) site 
Ahmed Hussein ​

Hello everyone,
I spent one week in London, and I noted that British people used polite's words frequently, but the most thing they do is that "smiling", more than in my country "Egypt". In Egypt specially in poor zones, people deals together as a family, so they don't use polite's words to much, but in rich zones people used polite's words, but not to much as British people.

My name is Sakhavat I am from Azerbaijan city Quba,vil.Khinalik. I am an English teacher. And I am going to be a good teacher. Now I belaeve to it.So I think I must work hard and all time I try to do it well. And I ask to everybody please help me....!

i think that politeness is a question of family education. When parents educate their children how to express their needs in a polite request the society will be polite. So it's a matter of education and morality nothing more so we can find in one society polite and impolite people it depends on the person's personality and education

I always thought that English people are very serious and very polite. I've never been in England before. But when I met English in other countries they didn't look like very  polite people. In my country Russia impolite too.