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Unit 6 Good Manners. Lead in. Why was the host embarrassed?. In 1930 a Chinese official visited America. An American friend invited him to have a western dinner. After he sat down at the table, He used the napkin to clean the knives and forks .

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Why was the host embarrassed

Lead in

Why was the host embarrassed?

In 1930 a Chinese official visited America.

An American friend invited him to have a

western dinner. After he sat down at the table,

He used the napkin to clean the knives and forks .

The host was embarrassed(尴尬) .So the host

asked the waiter to take away all the tableware

(餐具)on the table and bring other pairs.


Which of the following subjects are mentioned in the passage?

1. Culture and table manners

2. Laying the table

3.Manners of havingdishes

4. Effects of religious belief on table manners

5. Manners ofspeaking at table

6. Manners ofdrinking

7. Changes oftable manners

8. The importance of table manners.

Match a with b


Match A with B

A (paragraph)

B(main idea)

Table manners’ changing over time and places

Laying the table and good table manners

The order of dishes and good table manners


( 1 )




( 6 )

Read Para.1 carefully and answer the questions.

1.Why is it important to know table manners in Western

dinner party?

Because knowing it can help you make a good


2.What does having good table manners mean?

It means knowing how to use knives and forks,

when to drink a toast and how to behave at the table.

3 How is the table laid?


for water

For a small bread roll

For white wine



For the soup



for red wine




For the dessert

Careful reading para2 5
Careful Reading( Para2-5 )

1.In what order will the dishes be served at a Western dinner party? Please number them.

the first the secondthe third the fourth

main course




2.For the starter/ After the starter, what should you


3. For main course, which part of the bird do many

Westerners think to be the best? What can they do

when eating chicken or other birds?

4. When you are at table, what should you do?

You should try to speak quietly and smile a lot, but do not

laugh all the time.

5. What’s the best advice for drinking during a dinner


For drinking during a dinner party,the best advice

is never drink too much.

6.Decide which of the following behaviour is polite or impolite at a Western dinner party.

1. Use the knife with your right hand.

2. Put your napkin on your lap.

3. Start eating as soon as your food is served in front of you.

4. Ask for a second bowl of soup.

5. Use your fingers when eating chicken.

6. Finish eating everything on your plate.

7. Talk loudly while eating.

8. Make other people drink more spirits than they can take.

2.For the starter, which you eat with the smaller pair,

you keep the knives in your right hand and the fork

in your left. After the starter, you will get a bowl of

soup---but only one bowl of soup and never ask for

a second serving.

3.Many Westerners think the chicken breast with its

tender white flesh is the best part of the bird. They

can use their fingers when they are eating chicken

or other birds, but never touch beef or other meat

on bones.

Read Para6 carefully and answer the questions.

  • Why is it difficult for people to follow good table manners?

1.Table manners change over time and places.

2.what can you do if you’re not sure what to do ?

You can always follow your hosts.

What is polite and what is impolite at a Western dinner party ?

1 . Before a dinner

2 . Before starting eating

3 . For the starter

4 . After the starter

5 . While having the main course

6 . At table

7 . When drinking

Before a dinner : party ?

It’s polite to put your napkin on your ______ .


It’s impolite to get a napkin to clean your _____ and ____ .



Before starting eating : party ?

It’s polite to___ before you start eating or to keep ___ for a moment .




It is impolite to start _____ immediately .

For the starter : party ?

It is polite to keep the knife in your_____ hand and the fork in your _____.



It’s impolite to wave your knives .

After the starter : party ?

It’s polite to get only ___bowl of soup .


It’s impolite to ask for a ____serving.


While having the main course : party ?

It’s polite to use their ____when they are eating chicken or other birds .



It’s impolite to ______ beef or other meat on bones .

It’s polite to finish eating ______ on your plate .


It’s impolite to take ____ food than you need .


At table : party ?

It’s polite to try to speak ____ and ____ a lot .



It’s impolite to ____ all the time .


When drinking : party ?

It’s polite to ____ your glasses .


It’s impolite to ____ the glasses .


It’s polite to take only a ____ .


It’s impolite to finish drinking at once or drink __ ____ .



A. napkin party ?

B. mouth full

C. fingers

D. gobbling

E. knife

F. smoking

G. tooth picking

H. fingers

I. reaching across the table

Chinese Table Manners party ?

custom toast breast dishes damp bones chopsticks

tender spirits spoon noodles

Foreigners joining a Chinese dinner party should know and follow Chinese table manners. Before dinner you sometimes get a hot, _____ cloth, with which you can clean your face and hands. It is a _______ in China to have some tea or other drinks before the meal is served. First, some cold _____ are provided. Rice or _______ are served and should not be mixed with other food. In Western countries people think chicken ______ with its ______ white flesh is the best part of the bird, while Chinese people are happier with a wing or leg. Chinese people prefer using ________ instead of forks and knives. It is allowed to use your hands when eating meat on _____. When the soup arrives at the end of the meal, a _____ is used. If the soup is very hot, foreigners like blowing to cool it. In China it is better to wait a little while. At a dinner party Chinese people enjoy drinking beer or ______. For a _____ everybody gets up, raises their glasses and touches the others’ glasses, saying ganbei!












Oral Presentation party ?


Tell the differences between China and Western countries in table manners

The differences party ?

a cup of teaor other drinks

a small bread roll

and three glasses

two pairs of knives

and forks

a pair of chopsticks

a hot, damp cloth

to clean face & hands

napkin put on laps

take a sip/should not

touch the glasses

finish at once

a wing or leg

allowed to use hands to eat meat with bones

chicken breast

Don' t use fingers when

eating meat on bones

Although we are careful enough, something unexpected may happen at a formal dinner party. Work in pairs and discuss what to do if the following things happen to you .

1. You really want more of the food which is out of your reach: .

2. You need to leave the table to go to the bathroom or do something: .

3. If your hostess wants to serve you some food but you don’t want to eat it, .

4. If you wish to be served with more tea or coffee, .

5. If your fork falls on the floor, .

6. At the table there are many knives and forks, and you don’t know which one to begin with: .

  • Homework reach:

  • Read the passage again after class.

  • Write a short passage about table manners in China and Western countries.