1. Can manners affect your success in life? How?
  2. Can the idea of good manners inhibit people’s natural sense of fun and inhibition?
  3. Can you think of some examples of how manners have changed in your country?
  4. Can you think of some good manners that are bad manners in another country?
  5. Do people have more manners now or in earlier times?
  6. Do you honk your horn to people when you drive?
  7. Do you know someone who is often rude?
  8. Do you let people pass you when you are driving in your car? Is it considered a good manner?
  9. Do you let people pass you when you are driving? Is it considered a good manner?
  10. Do you listen to other’s people conversations on the street?
  11. Do you say “hi” to people even if they are strangers? Why? Why not?
  12. Do you think it is good manners to hug or kiss another person in greeting?
  13. Do you think people are more polite or less polite now than in the past?
  14. Do you think staring at somebody that looks totally different from you is good manners? Why do you think people stare?
  15. How are manners different in other countries?
  16. How closely do you think good manners are related to income and social status?
  17. How important is it to be polite to older people even though they are often rude?
  18. Is kissing in public good manners?
  19. Is there anything about manners in the USA that you prefer to manners in your country?
  20. To what extent is the idea of good manners used to control women’s behavior in society?
  21. What advice would you give a foreigner visiting your country who would like to show good manners?
  22. What are some examples of bad manners on the bus?
  23. What are some examples of bad manners that you HATE?
  24. What are some examples of good manners on the subway?
  25. What are some good manners for using a cell phone?
  26. What are some good party manners?
  27. What are some good table manners?
  28. What are some manners in your country that no longer exist?
  29. What are the titles of some books on manners? Have you ever read them?
  30. What culture do you think is the most polite? Explain.
  31. What culture is the most polite? Why do you think so?
  32. What do you think are some bad manners?
  33. What do you think are some good manners?
  34. What is something that isn’t considered rude but should be?
  35. What manners are found only in your country?
  36. What manners have you found acceptable in here that would be
  37. What things about manners in the USA do you find difficult to adjust to?
  38. What’s the best way to teach manners to children?
  39. When someone is rude in a public place, do you say something or try to ignore the person?
  40. When you are entering an elevator, what should you do if there are people getting out?
  41. When you walk , what side should you be on?
  42. Why are manners important?
  43. Why do we have manners?

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