Today’s word of the day is Etiquette – it means The expected set of rules of behavior and courtesies that people follow in society or a certain group of people.
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘etiquette’. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
The world is becoming smaller. It is easy to communicate with people worldwide. The professional world is now a worldwide family which includes people of more than 1 country communicating all the time. We are one of them. We have to deal with clients, friends, and people from different places and cultures. It is important to know the basic rules of behavior and courtesies that have to be followed. These are called etiquette. There are certain well-defined rules for dining, traveling in flight, personal meetings, virtual meetings etc.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word etiquette in 8 different forms in 8 different Contexts.
Example number 1 of 8: Max is a well-educated businessman. Wherever he goes, he follows all the protocols (expected behavior) and treats everyone with respect. What does this mean? This means that Max follows apt (appropriate) business etiquette.
Example number 2 of 8: Bruce was participating in an international video conference from his home. He was told before the meeting that he has to keep his audio on mute to avoid disturbance of the background noise. Keeping your audio on mute during video conferences is video conference etiquette.
Example number 3 of 8: Etiquette is especially important on occasions such as weddings, business meetings, and formal events.
Example number 4 of 8: Peeping while someone is typing their password is bad etiquette. It means that when someone is typing their password, we should keep our eyes away from their screen or keyboard.
Example number 5 of 8: The basis of elevator etiquette is that we must wait patiently in queue for our turn.
Example number 6 of 8: Ankit had an important meeting with a client over dinner for the first time. He surfed through the internet to learn about dining etiquette.
Example number 7 of 8: Priya went for a movie with her friends but couldn’t enjoy it. Do you know why? Because a man sitting behind their row was talking loudly on his mobile phone. This means that the person sitting behind had bad mobile phone etiquette.
Example number 8 of 8: In England, not bowing in front of the queen is a breach (breaking a rule) of royal etiquette. It means that when someone does not bow in front of the queen of England, he or she is not following the etiquette and this behavior is unacceptable.
So today we learned word of the day “etiquette” which means – The expected set of rules of behavior and courtesies that people follow in society or a certain group of people..
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