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Conversation Questions Quotations
Examples Songs
Interactive activities Videos
Lesson plans Vocabulary

(Updated on 25/08/2016)


Related pages :

Bad manners Permission
Excuse Slang
Greetings Titles
Modals Ways of life


Examples :





Vocabulary :

  • Respect - vocabulaire français / anglais (Ac. Aix-Marseille)


Listening :

  • Polite invitations (BBC)
    "Listen to the two dialogues ... or read a transcript of the conversations."

  • Politeness - Examples + SOUND (



INTERACTIVE activities :

  • Polite requests - Who would make these requests?
    ex : "Could you tell me how much it costs?
    a) a boss to a secretary
    b) a customer to a sales person
    c) a visitor to a company
    d) a policeman to a prisoner"

  • Polite speech (
    " Match the phrases on the left with the correct response on the right."

  • Mr Bunny's Carrot Soup - "Read the story then reorder the sentences."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • Polite speech (
    "All these phrases are used over the telephone.
    Match the phrases on the left with their responses on the right.
    Choose the correct response from the drop-down list."


Activities TO PRINT :

  • Saying Thank you
    Can I think about the times I say thank you?
    What happened to me?
    Who did I say thank you to?

  • LEARN WITH DRAWINGS : MANNERS (dessins et questions) - (


  • Politeness (
    "Students form groups and look at the list of requests on the handout. They need to sort the request forms into three categories: Very Polite, Moderately Polite and Not Very Polite."

Lesson plans :


  • SEQUENCE POLITESSE d'après Wings 3eLV1 - Part 6 - Lesson 2
    proposée par Céline Roos (Académie de Strasbourg)
  • ESL/EFL Lessons Using Movies (
    - Politeness in Movies
    Language functions: reading comprehension; discussing issues
    Topic: manners / UK towns
    Grammar: comparative and superlative adjectives
    - with
    Teacher's Notes

Conversation Questions :


Cartoons :


In time with the music





Quotations :

  • "Punctuality is the POLITENESS of kings." (Louis XVIII )



Songs :



Posters :



Videos :

  • Thank you, Mom!
    "Just in time for Mothers Day, we went around New York City asking real people on the street to say thank you to their mothers."


  • Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"
    "Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as it is passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion."

    Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo :
    "I’ll certainly use it in my ESL class to have students both describe what they see happen in the video and the message it is trying to send."