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“Episode 19: “Oops!”: Avoiding Cultural Mistakes When Visiting Another Country”

Pre-Listening Activity

What are some rules of etiquette that people should follow when they visit a home in your country? Such rules could include any of the following:

  • arrival time
  • gifts to bring or not bring
  • ways of greeting people
  • topics of conversation
  • manners at the dinner table

Video Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions. Look for the closed-captions option ( CC ) at the bottom of the video to watch the transcript. [The captions are automatically generated, so they are not perfect.]


If Randall invites you to dinner at 7:00 p.m., you should arrive _____.

Guests should ask Randall about bringing items to his house because some family members might ______.

Randall encourages people to address his wife by ______.

For dinner, Randall and his wife usually ______.

Before people start eating, _______ is often offered.

If you don't like some of the food at Randall's house, guests _______.