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Conversation Questions

Manners

  • What do you think are some good manners?
  • What do you think are some bad manners?
  • Can you think of some good manners that are bad manners in another country?
  • What are the titles of some books on manners? Have you ever read them?
  • What are some good manners for using a cell phone?
  • What are some good table manners?
  • What are some good party manners?
  • Is kissing in public good manners?
  • Do you say “hi” to people even if they are strangers? Why? Why not?
  • Do you listen to other’s people conversations on the street?
  • Do you think it is good manners to hug or kiss another person in greeting?
  • Do you let people pass you when you are driving in your car? Is it considered a good manner?
  • Do you honk your horn to people when you drive?
  • Why are manners important?
  • Do people have more manners now or in earlier times?
  • Can manners affect your success in life? How?
  • What’s the best way to teach manners to children?
  • What culture do you think is the most polite? Explain.
  • What advice would you give a foreigner visiting your country who would like to show good manners?
  • What things about manners in the USA do you find difficult to adjust to?
  • Is there anything about manners in the USA that you prefer to manners in your country?
  • When you walk , what side should you be on?
  • When you are entering an elevator, what should you, do if there are people getting out?
  • How closely do you think good manners are related to income and social status?
  • Can the idea of good manners inhibit people’s natural sense of fun and inhibition?
  • To what extent is the idea of good manners used to control women’s behavior in society?
  • What manners have you found acceptable in here that would be
  • bad manners in your country?
  • Do you let people pass you when you are driving? Is it considered a good manner?
  • What manners are found only in your country?
  • Why do we have manners?
  • What are some manners in your country that no longer exist?
  • Do you think staring at somebody that looks totally different from you is good manners? Why do you think people stare?
  • Can manners effect your success in life? How?
  • What culture is the most polite? Why do you think so?