English Culture Videos

Good Etiquette

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

Randall's first point on good etiquette is to _______.

Number one: Always obey the rules of the road, and that includes wearing your seat belt.

In the second point, Randall advises students to ____________.

Number two: Avoid underage drinking, for your safety and for the safety of others.

If you live with a host family, you shouldn't ______.

And finally, if you're living with a host family, obey the rules of that particular family, whether it be with curfew, whether it has to do with where you go and so forth. All of these things can provide a meaningful experience for you and show deep respect for the country where you are living.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

In your current city or hometown, are there places for people to fish (either for food or fun)? If so, describe these places. What fishing rules or regulations are there (license, cost, fishing limit, open hours of the fishing spot, types of fishing equipment required)? What kinds of fish can people catch in your area? What are some of the most common ways of preparing fish? Are there any unique cultural dishes that are prepared with fish?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. From time to time, I often think what can international students do to provide a meaning experience for themselves and also to show respect to the home country where they're visiting. And here are several ideas.

Number one: Always obey the rules of the road, and that includes wearing your seat belt.

Number two: Avoid underage drinking, for your safety and for the safety of others.

And finally, if you're living with a host family, obey the rules of that particular family, whether it be with curfew, whether it has to do with where you go and so forth. All of these things can provide a meaningful experience for you and show deep respect for the country where you are living.