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British Politeness – Is this true or a stereotype?

British Politeness – Is this true or a stereotype?

We interviewed fifteen football fans living or studying in the UK. We asked questions about football, living in the UK, the best way to learn English, the weather and much more.

Can you remember what the fans said?

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Activity: In this activity, you have to fill in the gaps with the words from the fans' quotes..
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Activity 2: In this activity, you have to match the adjectives with their opposites.
Match the opposite adjectives
 

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Premier Skills English online questionnaire for teachers

The British Council and Premier League would like to know what you think about the Premier Skills English website.  We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.

Please tick one box to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Premier Skills English materials that you have used on this website.

Your turn: Answer the questions

Are stereotypes always negative?
Are young people less polite than their parents or grandparents?
Are good manners a thing of the past?

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Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
13/10/2022
SO
355
points

I do agree that young people of our time are less polite than their parents.

Moreover, could the team explain to me the meaning of stereotypes, I looked at it in the dictatory, yet I didn't get the main point. Thanks.


Taher Koshen's picture
Taher Koshen
13/10/2022 20:01
Somalia
Chelsea
355

I do agree that young people of our time are less polite than their parents.

Moreover, could the team explain to me the meaning of stereotypes, I looked at it in the dictatory, yet I didn't get the main point. Thanks.

jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
21/06/2020
MX
434
points

not always
sometimes
no i dont think so


jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
21/06/2020 02:00
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
434

not always
sometimes
no i dont think so

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
14/06/2020
TR
6473
points

Stereotypes are mostly negative but not 100%.
Youngsters are a bit naughty but I can't say less polite whereas somehow elder people are more polite because they are mature enough to deal with others with proper manners.
Good manners will always be in our society.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
14/06/2020 14:09
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

Stereotypes are mostly negative but not 100%.
Youngsters are a bit naughty but I can't say less polite whereas somehow elder people are more polite because they are mature enough to deal with others with proper manners.
Good manners will always be in our society.

Maks Poland
26/10/2018
PL
823
points

Stereotypes can be positive and negative and also neutral.

Young people are much less polite than their parents and grandparents.

Good manners are a thing of the past as people are much ruder today. 


Maks Poland
26/10/2018 15:04
Poland
Manchester United
823

Stereotypes can be positive and negative and also neutral.

Young people are much less polite than their parents and grandparents.

Good manners are a thing of the past as people are much ruder today. 

tmunaita
16/05/2018
KE
3
points

I think stereotypes can be both negative and positive depending on where one is from.Young people now a days depending on how one was brought up they be either polite or not polite, good manners are and always will be with us and they shouldnt be thought of as a thing of the past.


tmunaita
16/05/2018 06:43
Kenya
Manchester United
3

I think stereotypes can be both negative and positive depending on where one is from.Young people now a days depending on how one was brought up they be either polite or not polite, good manners are and always will be with us and they shouldnt be thought of as a thing of the past.

tmunaita
15/05/2018
KE
3
points

i cant find the video to watch what do i do?

 


tmunaita
15/05/2018 06:09
Kenya
Manchester United
3

i cant find the video to watch what do i do?

 

admin's picture
admin
15/05/2018
GB
560
points

Hi Tmunaita - sorry you can't see the video. Could you send me an email with more information about your computer and browser? Also, can you see other videos on the website? Please send me an email at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Thanks 

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


admin's picture
admin
15/05/2018 09:00
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Tmunaita - sorry you can't see the video. Could you send me an email with more information about your computer and browser? Also, can you see other videos on the website? Please send me an email at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Thanks 

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

nur_hayati
08/07/2016
ID
107
points

It depends on the people, I think stereotypes doesn't always negative since they could communicating with others, i think they were good people. Talk about politeness, sometimes young people less polite than their parents or grandparents, young people don't care about the older they're become more careless, and it's really impolite, though you should being polite, if people polite with each others it means people have a good manners. Good manners is not only a thing in the past, but also a thing till today and so on.


nur_hayati
08/07/2016 00:33
Indonesia
Chelsea
107

It depends on the people, I think stereotypes doesn't always negative since they could communicating with others, i think they were good people. Talk about politeness, sometimes young people less polite than their parents or grandparents, young people don't care about the older they're become more careless, and it's really impolite, though you should being polite, if people polite with each others it means people have a good manners. Good manners is not only a thing in the past, but also a thing till today and so on.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Actually even people sometimes become ruled but there will be always polite people.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 19:31
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Actually even people sometimes become ruled but there will be always polite people.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes of course.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 19:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes of course.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016
PS
3705
points

No ,they are not.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
03/04/2016 19:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No ,they are not.

footballlearner's picture
footballlearner
07/02/2016
ES
130
points

Stereotypes can be both positive and negative, as real life, and both are unfair. You cannot make general statements about any thing, because there is not one thing in life that is completely even. Stereotypes help to have a first general approach to something, but when you get to know it, you'll probably discover that reality is so much richer!


footballlearner's picture
footballlearner
07/02/2016 23:48
Spain
Aston Villa
130

Stereotypes can be both positive and negative, as real life, and both are unfair. You cannot make general statements about any thing, because there is not one thing in life that is completely even. Stereotypes help to have a first general approach to something, but when you get to know it, you'll probably discover that reality is so much richer!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Also, sometimes we judge some person by its country or region. I realised that people are very different, even brothers or sisters can be different. So, we must get know each other before we get some conclusion.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015 09:28
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Also, sometimes we judge some person by its country or region. I realised that people are very different, even brothers or sisters can be different. So, we must get know each other before we get some conclusion.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I don't agree with the statement saying that young people are less polite than their parents.in my country, it's likely the same.young people adopt culture from their parents.


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 07:57
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I don't agree with the statement saying that young people are less polite than their parents.in my country, it's likely the same.young people adopt culture from their parents.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
04/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Not always, but mostly, yes. I think that young people just don't have enough time like their grandparents had. Good manners will always be highly appreciated!


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
04/11/2015 14:38
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Not always, but mostly, yes. I think that young people just don't have enough time like their grandparents had. Good manners will always be highly appreciated!

raulito's picture
raulito
11/11/2014
PE
0
points

Yes,I think It's not fair to judge people simply on how they are believed to be.I accept that stereotypes are unavoidable but putting people in groups based on how they are believed to be is awful and narrow minded.Even the good stereotypes for me are bad like Asians are smart or Americans all are good at sports because they are held-up and expected of both countries.We don't have to looped people into the same thing.So,yes,in my humble opinion stereotypes are always negative.


raulito's picture
raulito
11/11/2014 03:38
Peru
Chelsea
0

Yes,I think It's not fair to judge people simply on how they are believed to be.I accept that stereotypes are unavoidable but putting people in groups based on how they are believed to be is awful and narrow minded.Even the good stereotypes for me are bad like Asians are smart or Americans all are good at sports because they are held-up and expected of both countries.We don't have to looped people into the same thing.So,yes,in my humble opinion stereotypes are always negative.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/11/2014
ES
594
points

Hi Raulito

You bring up some very interesting points. How do you think stereotyping can be better avoided?


Rich's picture
Rich
11/11/2014 07:20
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Raulito

You bring up some very interesting points. How do you think stereotyping can be better avoided?

raulito's picture
raulito
14/11/2014
PE
0
points

I don' really know.I think we all are born with it but maybe hanging out with everybody no matter race,religion,gender would be a great start.


raulito's picture
raulito
14/11/2014 05:02
Peru
Chelsea
0

I don' really know.I think we all are born with it but maybe hanging out with everybody no matter race,religion,gender would be a great start.

admin's picture
admin
14/11/2014
GB
560
points

Hi Raulito

I agree - the best way to get rid of negative stereotypes is to meet people from different groups. Do you think that national characteristics are stereotypes? I grew up learning that there are 'British' values and characteristics, a kind of self-stereotype and I have heard people from different countries describing their own national character. Do you think that there are Peruvian characteristics and values?


admin's picture
admin
14/11/2014 11:07
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Raulito

I agree - the best way to get rid of negative stereotypes is to meet people from different groups. Do you think that national characteristics are stereotypes? I grew up learning that there are 'British' values and characteristics, a kind of self-stereotype and I have heard people from different countries describing their own national character. Do you think that there are Peruvian characteristics and values?

abas's picture
abas
05/11/2014
SO
0
points

hi


abas's picture
abas
05/11/2014 15:20
Somalia
Liverpool
0

hi

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