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after you/be my guest

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

go ahead; you go first

Conversation:

Jack: You got here before me, so be my guest.

Bob: Thanks!  That's nice of you.  

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Come again?

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

Can 'ya' say that again, please?

I'm sorry... come again?

excuse me

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

said with an attitude when you don’t like what somebody says or does

Conversation:

Person 1:  Hey ... You just took my seat!  

Person 2:  Well excuse me!

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excuse me/pardon me (1)

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

said to get the attention of someone and to be polite (in many situations)

Conversation:

Hector:  Excuse me ... are these seats taken?

Marilyn:  No ... go right ahead.

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excuse me/pardon me (2)

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

a polite way to ask someone to do something

Excuse me?  Can you repeat that please?

Introductions

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

when you meet a new person

Conversation:

Barbara:  Where are my manners?  I'm Susan, and you are?

Sheri:  I'm Sheri.

Barbara:  It's nice to meet you Sheri.

Sheri:  It's nice to meet you, too Barbara. 

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manners

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

showing respect for others by using cultural norms

It's important that children begin to learn good manners when they are very young.

meeting someone new

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

the first time you are introduced to a new person you can say: Glad to meet you. How do you do? It's great to meet you. It's a pleasure to meet you. It's good to meet you. It's great to meet you. It's so nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. (Nice to meet you too.)

Conversation:

Megan:  This is my friend, Gilbert..  

Rory:  Nice to meet you, Gilbert. 

Gilbert:  It's nice to meet you too, Rory.

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no smoking

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

not smoking in public areas, including schools and restaurants, when it is not permitted

I was so relieved when our college no longer allowed smoking anywhere on campus.

open doors

Word List: Manners (Your culture may be similar.)

opening doors for others to be courteous

Both of my sons are very polite to others, and they tell me that they always open doors, especially for girls and women.  Then my daughter told me that she held the door open for her male teacher who was holding a lot of books.