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Mary Cheney

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Good Manners
by: Mary Cheney and Yzabella Cordova
Main Idea
Our project will cover greetings in the given country's language, common school behavior, dinner and social manners, as well as some do's and don'ts for that country.
In this presentation you will learn the ways of Germany, Spain, Poland, and Great Britain!
Spain is located in the Southwest
part of Europe. The official
language is Spanish.
Poland is located in Europe,
East of Germany. their official
language is polish!:)
England is located southern part of the British Isles. The official language English.
Germany is located in the
northwestern portion of Europe. The official language of Germany is German.
How are you?
Excuse me
Thank you
German Common Phrases
Hello ~ Hallo
Bye ~ Wiedersehen
Sorry ~ Traurig
Excuse me ~ Enschulidgungsie
How are you? ~ Wie geht es dir?
I'm good, thank you. ~ Mir geht's gute, danke.
Thank you ~ Danke shun.

Polish Greetings
Hello~ Czesc!
Goodbye~ Do widzenia!
How are you?~ Jak sieę masz?
Sorry~ Przepraszam
Excuse me~ Przykro mi
I am fine, thank you~ W porządku, dziękuję!

You should always use titles before the person's name:
Ms. or Mrs.: Frau
Mr.: Herr
It is important to be on time, or even a few minutes early. Being late or rushing makes a bad impression - especially when everyone else is punctual.
Social Manners:

Shaking hands is an important part of German culture.
It is customary to shake someone's hand when you meet them for the first time, and at every subsequent meeting as well.:
Always introduce yourself by your surname, regardless of whether you initiated the call or are answering it. NEVER INTERFERE SOMEONE!!!
Social Manners:
Shake hands with everyone present--men, women and children--at a business or social meeting. Shake hands again when leaving.
Men may embrace each other when meeting (friends and family only).
Women may kiss each other on the cheek and embrace.
Body Language:
Never touch, hug or back slap a Spaniard you do not know well, unless a friendly Spaniard touches you first.
Generally, Spaniards stand very close when talking.
Spaniards speak a lot with their hands. Never mimic them

Some General School Rules

Behaviour that endangers, irritates, or otherwise results in complaints from other students is prohibited.
Running, playing or making noise in the corridors or staircases and climbing walls are strictly forbidden.
Knifes and any other weapons or dangerous items are strictly forbidden on the school premises..
eating etiquette:
A good, traditional breakfast includes bread, toast, and/or rolls, marmalade, honey, eggs, cold meats, such as ham and salami, various cheeses, all washed down with a strong cup or pot of tea or coffeeTraditionally, Germans eat their main meal during the day, between 12 and 2 p.m. However, today, the midday meal is often eaten away from home, i.e. at work. With the increase in health and weight consciousness, lunches are becoming more light, and sometimes are nothing more than a snack. DO NOT EAT WITH MOUTH OPEN!!!
This is the main meal today, usually eaten at home with the family in the evening. Traditionally, the German dinner , consists of a selection of whole grain bread, deli meats and sausages, cheese and a cold or warm drink. Yet, eating habits changed over time and today, many families eat the warm meal in the evening.
When being entertained at someone's home it is nice to take a gift for the host and hostess. A bottle of wine, bunch of flowers or chocolates are all acceptable.Do not greet people with a kiss
they only kiss people who are close friends and relatives. DO NOT BE EMTY HANDED!!
We eat continental style, with fork in the left hand and the knife in the right.You may feel better by burping loudly after eating or drinking, but other people will not! If you can not stop a burp from bursting out, then cover your mouth with your hand and say 'excuse me' afterwards.
In England they like to form orderly queues (standing in line) and wait patiently for our turn e.g. boarding a bus. It is usual to queue when required, and expected that you will take your correct turn and not push in front. 'Queue jumping' is frowned upon.
Do take your hat off when you go indoors (men only)
It is impolite for men to wear hats indoors especially in churches.

Don't pretend to understand everything you hear over the telephone. Even native speakers ask each other to repeat and confirm information from time to time. This is especially important if you are taking a message for someone else. Learn the appropriate expressions that English speakers use when they don't hear something properly. Don't be afraid to remind the person to slow down more than once. Keep your telephone in an area that is away from other noise distractions such as a radio or television.

Traditionally, there has been little acceptance of women in high positions of responsibility and power in business.
Women, especially foreign women, must establish their position and ability immediately in order to conduct business successfully in Germany.
A woman should not feel inhibited to invite a German man to dinner for business and will not have any problems paying.

Women in Britain are entitled to equal respect and status as men (and indeed vice versa) in all areas of life and tend to have more independence and responsibility than in some other cultures. Women are usually independent and accustomed to entering public places unaccompanied. It is usual for women to go out and about on their own as well as with friends. Men and women mix freely.
It is ok for women to eat alone in a restaurant.
It is ok for women to wander around on their own.
It is ok for women to drink beer.
social manners:
helpful hints:
◾Expect to be interrupted
when speaking.
◾Be patient. Nothing is done
in a hurry. Spanish trademarks
are procrastination and delay.

The Spanish Language
How are you?:
¿Cómo estás?
Poland is located east of
Germany. The official
language is Polish.
Dining Ettiquette
You should always wait to be seated be your host/hostess
A toast is usually preformed before or after a meal, the most common being na zdrowie (to your health)
If you are finished eating, place your fork and knife parrallel on your plate (an 'x' shape means you aren't finished eating)
It is good courtesy to offer to clean up after dinner
Poles usually eat family style
social manners
You may be called many different
names in England. do not be offended
by them. here are some examples,chick,flower,dear etc: it depends on your sex age and your location!
Social and Public Manners
Manners in Poland are considered mostly formal
On the polish list of priorities, family always comes first, followed by close friends, then followed by business associates
Shake hands with everyone upon arriving and leaving.
Handshakes are quite firm and eye contact is valued.
Wait for a woman to extend her hand.
Titles are considered prestigious.
Whenever you go over to somebody’s house, take off your shoes


Shake hands with everyone present--men, women and children--at a business or social meeting. Shake hands again when leaving.
Men may embrace each other when meeting (friends and family only).
Women may kiss each other on the cheek and embrace.
Never touch, hug or back slap a Spaniard you do not know well, unless a friendly Spaniard touches you first.
Generally, Spaniards stand very close when talking.
Spaniards speak a lot with their hands. Never mimic them.
Expect to be interrupted when speaking.
Be patient. Nothing is done in a hurry. Spanish trademarks are procrastination and delay.
When moving on school property, walk calmly and slowly. With the exception of Physical Education or organized Recess Period activities, there is to be absolutely no running , helping to prevent needless accidents. Store book bags in lockers.
Hallways, restrooms, and class lines should be reasonably orderly to prevent disturbing classes which are in session. Pencils, pens, crayons and markers should be left in classroom when visiting restrooms. Proper hallway behavior and care, including litter prevention, are expected. A "hall pass" system is maintained to regulate pupils in the hallways. Lockers should only be visited at designated times with teacher permission.
During morning arrival and afternoon dismissal, orderly student hallway procedures should be consistently followed using bell signals and any assigned monitors' directions. If designated, a common entrance/exit to the school is to be used.
Class "group" lines should generally walk on the right side of the school hallways to provide for a uniform traffic flow.
School Behaviour
Dining etiquette for beginning to eat. Do not begin eating until the host says, "Buen apetito!".

Dining etiquette for utensils. Spaniards do not switch knives and forks. The knife remains in the right hand, and the fork remains in the left. When the meal is finished, the knife and fork are laid parallel to each other across the right side of the plate. If you put both utensils down on the plate for any real length of time, it is a sign to the waitstaff that you are finished, and your plate may be taken away from you. If you lay your cutlery down on either side of the plate, it means that you haven't finished.
School Etiquette in Poland is much the same that you would find in America. There are however a few things of note. A child’s path in school starts at the age of 7. Proud and happy seven-year-olds come to school dressed in their best clothes, carrying huge horn-shaped bags filled with different sweet delicacies – chocolates, lollipops, wafers, sweets etc.
Dining etiquette for the place setting. The fork and spoon above your plate are for dessert. There are often many additional pieces of cutlery; if you're unsure of which utensil to use, always start from the outside and work your way in, course by course. There will be separate glasses provided at your setting for water and white and red wine (after-dinner drink glasses come out after dinner).
After a month in school there is a very festive ceremony, during which the new students are officially introduced into the school world. The principal hits each child on a shoulder with a gigantic pencil and to begin with this moment they can call themselves ‘students’.
Foreign women are accepted in the business community. Establish credentials and ability immediately.
Traditionally, a macho and chauvinistic behavior toward women has persisted, known as machismo. This has changed drastically over the last few years.
Be aware of eye contact. Returning a man's gaze may be interpreted as flirting or a show of interest.
Do not dine alone in a restaurant or bar at night. However, it is acceptable to do so at lunch.
It is acceptable for a visiting businesswoman to invite a businessman to dinner. However, realize it is very difficult for women to pay for a man's meal. Spanish men expect to pay. Speak to the maitre d' or waiter in advance if you wish to pay.

In Accordance to Women
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