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Goodmanners are a set of behaviorswhichmarksomeone as a civilized and culturedmember of a society. A person is consideredwell-mannered if he or she behavespolitely.
However, goodmanners do not comenaturally and should be taughtfrom a veryyoung age.
If children do not receiveadditionaltraining in etiquette, theymightgrow up boorish.
Peoplewithgoodmanners are alwaysagreeablecompanions. They are delightfulbecausetheyalwaysthink of others, not of themselves. They do not havetheir own way or seektheir own comfort. Instead, theyalwaysthink of the happiness of others.
Differentcountries and differentraceshavedifferentmanners. For example, if you receive
a gift in Japan, opening it uponreceiving it would be impolite. However, in Austria, do openyourgiftimmediately; otherwise you will be seen as beingrude. Anotherexample is that
a guest in a Chinesehouseneverfinishes a drink. He leaves a little in order to showthat
he has had enough. Similarly, in a Malayhouse, a guestalwa ys leaves a littlefood.
In England, however, a guestalwaysfinishes a drink or food to showthat he has enjoyed it.
The otherexampleabouttablemanners is that in Japan, it is not onlyacceptable to slurp
the noodles in yoursoup, but consideredgoodtablemanners to do so. However, if you are
enjoying a nicebowl of soup in England, slurping is consideredrude. In fact, it wouldseemratheruncouth if you drink a liquidwhilemaking a suckingsound in England.
Therefore, we mustfind out the customs of othercountriesbefore our visit, so thattheywill not think us ill-mannered. By reading up on a country’s customs, traditions,
and etiquette, you will not only fit in better, but alsoshowrespect for the locals of the country
you are visiting. But one thingthatpeople all over the world all agree is thatbeingwell-manneredreallymeansbeingkind and helpingothers, especiallythoseolder or weakerthanourselves. If we rememberthis, we will not go very far wrong.
【題組】25. According to the passage, whichbehavior is considered as ill-mannered in someEuropeancountries?
(A) Alwaysfinishdrinks or food. (B) Drinkwithoutsuckingsounds.
(C) Slurp a nicebowl of soup. (D) Open a presentuponreceiving it.
Ⅴ. ReadingComprehension 5% 每題1分，共5題
My name is Kilian. I am an exchangestudentfromGermany. I havebeen in Taiwan for half a year. During the firstmonthafter I arrived, I discoveredmanystrange and differenteatinghabitsamong the peoplehere.
Takechopsticks for example. I couldn’t use thesetoolswell at first. Therefore, foodoftendroppedfrom my chopsticks. Also, in my homecountry, we eat soupbefore a maindish, but herepeople don’t eat soupuntiltheyfinishtheirmaincourse. What’s more, in Germany, we don’t makenoise or slurpduring a meal, but heresomepeople do that.
In addition, nightmarkets are also new to me. When my home-stayparentstook me to the nightmaket for the firsttime, I was verysurprised at manyweirdfoodslikeoysteromelet, pig’s bloodcake, fried eel noodles, and stinkytofu. I was alsosurprisedthateven at midnight, somestores are stillopen. Conveniencestores are evenopen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In my country, moststoresclose in the evening; some are evenclosed in the afternoon on coldwinterdays.
It’s fun to find out so manyinterestingthingsaboutTaiwan. I willtreasure the remaining six months of my stayhere.
【題組】57. According to the passage, in Germany .
(A) people eat soupafter a meal (B) people don’t like to slurpwhenthey eat
(C) peoplealways do businessuntilverylate (D) pig’s bloodcake and fried eel noodles are popular