In America, during the meal, you'd better be careful not to leave a spoon in a soup bowl or coffee cup or any other dish.(在美国，进餐过程中你最好小心不要在你的汤碗、咖啡杯或者其他碟子里面留下你的勺子。) The coffee spoon ought to be on the saucer, the soup spoon ought to be on the plate under the bowl. When you are having soup, make the least noises and use the side of your spoon inside out this way, not the tip. And you mustn't pick up your soup bowls so as to drink away the last drops of your soup from the bottom of the bowl.
Very often there is only one main course and salad, followed by your sweet. If you find the meal not enough, say "Oh, it's delicious!" and ask for some more of the chicken or steak or whatever you have just had. The hostess will be very glad that you appreciate her cooking and will give you an extra portion. But if you observe the Chinese way of being polite and say "No, thank you" when the hostess offers you more, you will most probably starve later, because Americans will never press food on you. Yet it is not polite to keep silent and not to talk with the person next to you. It would be considered good manners if you handle your silverware with care so that they don't make any noise. When coffee comes, drink it from your cup. The coffee spoon should rest on the saucer while you are drinking. And smoking, of course, is rarely seen at a dinner table. Well, when the meal is finished, the guests put their napkins on the table and stand up, the men again helping the ladies with their chairs.
After the dinner, the guests usually stay for an hour or two, then they would say, "Well, I'm afraid I must be going now." The host and hostess would of course urge everyone to stay longer. "What, already? Won't you have another coffee?" The guests, for instance, would say, "I'd love to, but I have to be up early tomorrow morning. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening. Good-night."
And if you stay overnight or over the weekend, it will be courteous to send a thank-you note to the host or hostess the following day, very often with a small gift such as a box of chocolate or some flowers as a token of appreciation of their hospitality.
1.Which of the following would be the best title of the passage?
A.How to Prepare for a Meal.
B.Never Press Food on Your Guest.
C.Table Manners in the U.S.A.
D.How to Enjoy a Dinner.
2.The passage suggests that ______.
A.to make the hostess happy you should ask for more food even if you are full
B.you should keep silent at a dinner table in order to be polite
C.if you want to be friendly with the person next to you, you should press food on him
D.talking is necessary at a dinner table
3.At a dinner table, you do all of the following except ______.
A.making the least noise possible
B.picking up your soup bowl to drink away the last drop
C.handling your silverware with care
D.drinking the coffee from your cup
4.What does "courteous" in the last paragraph mean?
5.The passage implies that ______.
A.different nations have different customs
B.Chinese customs are quite similar to American ones
C.both Chinese and Americans have soup before the main course
D.if you are polite, the hostess will press more food on you
B.was always helping
D.is always helping
In business, people have to deal in person with all kinds of people. When talking to people within your company who don't speak your language, you may have to use English; these people may be colleagues or co-workers – who may work with you in your own department, in another part of the building or in another branch. And you may also have to deal with people from outside the organization: clients, suppliers, visitors and members of the public. Moreover, these people may be friends or strangers – people of your own age, or people who are younger or older than you.
The relationship you have with a person determines the kind of language you use. For example, it's not appropriate to say 'Hi, how are you!' when meeting the Managing Director of a large company or to say'Good morning, it's a great pleasure to meet you'when being introduced to a person you'll be working closely with in the same team.
People usually form. an impression of you from the way you speak and behave – not just from the way you do your work. People in different countries have different ideas of what sounds friendly, polite or sincere – and of what sounds rude or unfriendly! Good manners in your culture may be considered bad manners in another. Sometimes your body language, gestures and expressions may tell people more about you than the words you use.
1.The topic of the passage is __________.
A. self-image in business situation
B. the importance of appropriate choice of language
C. dealing with people in business
2.The language you use when talking with people in business is decided by _________.
A. your relationship with the particular person
C. your boss
3.People usually form. an impression of you from _________.
A. your way of doing jobs
B. your language and manners
C. your facial expressions
4.Good manners in your culture may be considered bad manners in another. Good manners in this statement mean ___________.
A. to behave politely
B. to behave lovely
C. to behave aggressively
5.The message of the article is that ________________.
A. dealing with people successfully in business is not easy
B. clients with different cultural background is most challenging
C. language plays a very important role in setting up business relationship
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