Comparing Table Manners Listening

Comparing Table Manners
Translate into Russian the following words:
Posh, smart
Sticky Toast someone
On the lap
Listen to the recording and decide whether the statements below are TRUE or FALSE:
The conversation takes place in Britain.
The interview comes from Germany.
Stephen isn’t very particular about table manners.
Some of the English table manners sound strange to the interviewer.
Listen again and note down briefly what Stephen answers to the following questions:
When do the English have lunch and dinner?
How long does a typical lunch or dinner last?
At which meal would the English eat the following: melon, meat, fish, pasta?
At what season do the English eat soup and salads?
When do they take tea or coffee?
Listen to the interview again comparing the table manners in different countries so as to complete the chart below:
Germany Britain France
1 At the start of a meal they say … 2 They put the napkin … 3 After the meal they put a knife and a fork …. 4 Being not in the process of eating they put their hands … 5 They eat a cake with … 6 They eat bread, bread and butter, chicken with … 7 You can smoke when you have a break … Translate into English using the vocabulary of the recording:
Хотелось бы знать, что вы говорите друг другу, садясь за стол?
Интересно знать, в какой руке вы держите вилку и нож?
Вы едите дыню на обед или завтрак? А бифштекс?
Куда вы обычно кладете вилку и нож, закончив есть?
Ножки и крылья курицы приходится есть руками.
В Германии сочли бы некультурным есть курицу вилкой и ножом.
Что говорят в ответ, когда кто-нибудь поднимает тост?
Follow up
Which of the table manners mentioned in the conversation haven’t you heard of before? Do you think table manners should be observed by young people?

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