Thinness is highly valued and sociolinguistic dinner norms tend to take account of the possibility that guess are dieting.
In a formal situation, the appropriate way of talking to someone will depend on your roles in the context.
Bygate (1987) used the term 'reciprocity conditions' to describe how these features affect language production.
We can cause offence by treating someone too familiarly, or by treating them too distantly.
"Can I have your signature, love?"
"Pass me the butter please, Mr.
In IELTS it is said : “Ideas should be supported by evidence, and examples may be drawn from the test takers’ own experience.” In many mock essays answers, there are no examples. Can an essay reach band score 9 without any examples?
Thank you very much
A polite person makes others feel comfortable.
We need to understand the social values of a society in order to speak politely.
-emphasises shared attitude and values
Suggesting a subordinate to use first name is a positive politeness move
A shift to a more informal style using slang and swear words function similarly
-pays people respect and avoids intruding on them
-involves expressing oneself appropriately in terms of social distance and respecting status difference
Using title + last name to your superiors and to older people you don't quite know
In some part of India and Taiwan, as well as in parts of the Arabic-speaking world, it is considered impolite to accept food when it is first offered.
You should not be thinking about memorising facts for your essay. It will not help your score at all. IELTS don’t expect you to do that. When are you asked to support your ideas, it means to explain them or give examples of situations – not figures, statistics or facts.