English Culture Videos

"Mail Service"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

How often is the mail delivered in Randall's area?

In our area, mail is delivered between Monday and Saturday.

How does Randall send his mail?

Our particular family, uh, sends it [mail] usually at the post office.

Randall enjoys receiving regular letters sent through the postal service because they're more _____

One thing I still enjoy about receiving mail or cards from family and friend(s) . . . and you don't get that personal touch from sending and receiving email.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What is the mail service like in your home country? Are letters and packages delivered directly to your door, or do you have to pick them up from another location?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. The US mail service is still an important part of the communications system here in the United States, and in our area, mail is delivered between Monday and Saturday. On our street, it's usually delivered between one and three PM.

And if you want to send a piece of mail, you can stick it in your mailbox, and raise the red flag.

Our particular family, uh, sends it usually at the post office. One thing I still enjoy about receiving mail or cards from family and friend(s) . . . and you don't get that personal touch from sending and receiving email.