Different countries and different people have different manners. We must find out their customs, so that they will not think us ill-mannered. Here are some examples of the things that a well-mannered person does or does not do.
If you visit a Chinese family you should knock at the door first. When the door opens, you'll not move before the host says “Come in, please!”. After you enter the room, you wouldn’t sit down until the host asks you to take a seat. When a cup of tea is put on a tea table before you or sent to your hand, you’ll say “Thank you”① and receive it with your two hands, not one hand, or they'll think you are ill-mannered.
Before entering a house in Japan, it is good manners to take off your shoes. In European countries, even though shoes sometimes become very dirty, this is not done.② In a Malay (马来西亚的) house, a guest never finishes the food on the table. He leaves a little to show that he has had enough. In England, a guest always finishes a drink or the food to show that he has enjoyed it. This will make the host, especially (尤其) the hostess pleased.
1. In China, when the host opens the door, ____ before he says “Come in, please!”
A. you won't leave
B. you won't walk
C. you won't stand in front of him
D. you won't get in
2. In European countries,____ when you get into a house.
A. you needn't take off your shoes
B. you must take off your dirty shoes
C. you are not allowed to wear dirty shoes
D. you should put on clean shoes
3. In a Malay house, a guest leaves a little food to show that ____.
A. he has enjoyed it
B. he is quite full
C. he is not hungry at all
D. He needs some drink
① When a cup of tea is put on a tea table before you or sent to your hand, you’ll say “Thank you”. 当一杯茶摆到你面前的茶几上或递到你手里时，你要说“谢谢”。
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② In European countries, even though shoes sometimes become very dirty, this is not done.