Mr. Rashid teaches Paul about etiquette in India.
[n] - noun, [v] - verb, [adj] - adjective
|Mr. Evans||Paul||Mr. Rashid|
Directions: 1) Read the conversation and decide which structure is correct. 2) Listen and check your answers.
Mr. Evans: Paul, we have our first group from India coming next week. Since Mr Rashid has traveled to India many times, I’ve asked him to talk to you about etiquette in India. Mr. Rashid?
Mr. Rashid: Paul, why don’t you greet me as if I were an Indian tourist? Ask me to come with you and show me to the tour bus.
Paul: OK. Hi, there! I’m Paul.
Mr. Rashid: If I were an Indian woman, you would have just insulted me. Women and men generally do not touch.
Paul: OK. Uh, hi, there.
Mr. Rashid: You just told me to go away.
Paul: Oh, I’m sorry.
Mr. Rashid: Oh, too close. You should stand this far away from someone. Instead of shaking hands, do this and say “Namaste.”
Mr. Rashid: Excellent. Now tell me to come with you to the tour bus.
Paul: OK. Come with me.
Mr. Rashid: This is a rude gesture in India. Do it like this.
Paul: Come with me.
Mr. Rashid: Good.
Paul: To the bus over there. I know. I’ve just insulted you.
Mr. Rashid: Pointing with your fingers is considered impolite. Use your chin instead.
Paul: To the bus over there. I’m never going to get this.
Mr. Rashid: You’re doing wonderfully.
Paul: Oh, thank you, Mr. Rashid.
Mr. Rashid: Oh, too close.