Published on May 7, 2012
Daily Manner in United Kingdom By: Emilda Suwandani 07 431 0_ _
Table manner• Use cutlery to eat your meals.• Keep your mouth closed when chewing.• Finish one mouthful before starting the next.• Never put your knife in your mouth, or lick your plate.• Do not speak with your mouth full.• Unless there is an imminent threat of the theft of your meal take your time and enjoy it, you are not just filling up a hole. Overly bulging hamster cheeks are not attractive.• Finish your mouthful before taking a drink.• Never spit food out.
Table manner• Do not scrape your plate with your cutlery.• Never scoop food up with your fork the tines should always point downwards.• Move your soup spoon from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock when spooning up soup, when only a little is remaining, tilt the bowl away from you to enable you to finish it.• Ask “May I get down please” if you’d like to leave the table early.
Telephone manner• Do Not Leave people on Hold for Long Periods – the most irritating part of a call for a customer is being left on hold, sometimes this is necessary but does not have to be prolonged and can often lead to a people disconnecting the line.• Clear and Concise – Always stay calm and talk clearly and concisely. Often company members who are not confident in phone situations will talk quickly to get through the information and deal with the call as soon as possible. To make your customers feel secure in your hands, talk slowly and clearly, even if you are nervous do not let the customer know.
Houses in Uk• Most people in England live in urban areas. Towns and cities are spreading into their surrounding environment to cope with the increase populations.• Most houses in England are made of stone or brick from the local area where the houses are built. The colours of the stones and bricks vary across the country.
Social Life in United Kingdom By : Lili andriyani 08 431 065
July and august are most popular holiday timeworking people Popular domestic: have 4 weeksholiday per year Holiday Seaside package holiday Popular abroad: Euro countries
Family lifeIn the past nowadays People got married and Live together (cohabit) without stayed married getting married Divorce= difficult, Divorce= easyexpensive, took long time Married before had 40% children born from children unmarried parentsSingle parent families are Single parent families are rare increasing
Social Activities Popular social Legal age is meeting 18 placesOver 60.000 there is NOpubs in UK table service Pubs= public houses
Social Activities Under18th night clubs Sports club SOCIAL CLUBS
Education in UKBy: Durrotun Ma’sumah 08 431 098
• Education in England is overseen by the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.• The education system is divided into nursery (ages 3–4), primary education (ages 4–11), secondary education (ages 11–18) and tertiary education (ages 18+).
• Full-time education is compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 16.• All maintained schools in England are required to follow the National Curriculum, which is made up of twelve subjects. The core subjects—English, Mathematics and Science— are compulsory for all students aged 5 to 16.
• Higher education• Students normally enter university from age 18 onwards, and study for an academic degree. Historically, all undergraduate education outside the private University of Buckingham and BPP University College was largely state-financed, with a small contribution from top-up fees, however fees of up to £9,000 per annum will be charged from October 2012.
• The typical first degree offered at English universities is the bachelors degree, and usually lasts for three years. Many institutions now offer an undergraduate masters degree as a first degree, which typically lasts for four years. During a first degree students are known as undergraduates. The difference in fees between undergraduate and traditional postgraduate masters degrees
HaLLoween In United Kingdomby: NOVIATUL FAHIMAH 08 431 039
Definition of HaLLoween• Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests often dress up as skeletons, ghosts or other scary figures. Common symbols of Halloween include pumpkins, bats and spiders.
Background• Halloween has its origins in pagan festivals held around the end of October in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. People believed that, at this time of year, the spirits of dead people could come alive and walk among the living. They thought that it was important to dress up in costumes when venturing outside, to avoid being harmed by the spirits. This may be the origin of the Halloween costumes seen today. In Puritan times, Halloween celebrations were outlawed, but they were revived in later times.• Halloween used to be called All Hallows Eve, or the day before All Saints Day, observed on November 1. Halloween is also known as Nut-crack Night, Thump-the-door Night or Apple and Candle Night. Some people call Halloween Bob Apple Night or Duck Apple Night. This comes from a traditional game played at this time of year and known as apple bobbing or apple ducking. A bucket or other container is filled with water and one or more apples are floated on the water. The contestants take turns trying to catch an apple with their teeth. They must hold their hands behind their backs at all times.
• Some people believe that apple bobbing is a reminder of the way women accused of witchcraft in the middle ages were tried. They were tied to a chair and repeatedly ducked into a river or pond. If a woman drowned, she was declared innocent. If she survived, she was declared a witch and burnt at the stake. Others think that apple bobbing is a way for young people to predict who they will marry or whether their partner is faithful.• Some aspects of the modern Halloween celebrations, such as carving lanterns out of vegetables originated long ago. Others were introduced more recently, often as a form of commercial promotion. Many customs originated in the United States and have travelled back to the United Kingdom.
What do People do ?• Halloween celebrations in the United Kingdom include parties where guests are often expected to arrive in a costume to reflect the days theme. Other people gather together to watch horror films, either at home or at a cinema.• Some children go trick-or-treating. This means that they dress up and go to other peoples houses, knocking on the door for treat of sweets or a snack. Those who do not give out a treat may be tricked with a joke instead.• Halloween has its origins in pagan festivals in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many stores and businesses see Halloween as a chance to promote products with a Halloween theme.
Symbols• There are various symbols are associated with Halloween. The colors orange and black are very common. Other symbols include pumpkin lanterns, witches, wizards, ghosts, spirits and characters from horror films. Animals associated with the festival include bats, spiders and black cats.
• There are many Halloween symbols. Symbols include animals, such as black cats, bats and spiders, and figures, such as ghosts, skeletons, witches and wizards. Pumpkins, graveyards, cobwebs, haunted houses and the colors green, orange, grey and black are also associated with Halloween. These symbols are used to decorate homes and party venues and are seen on costumes, gift paper, cards, cookies, cakes and candy.
Public Life• Halloween is not a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Schools, businesses, stores and other organizations are open as usual. Public transport services run on their normal timetables.
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