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Table manners in Australia Подготовила: Абрамова Елена, 3 курс ОЗО
In Australia it is considered good manners to eat with the mouth closed and to eat quietly. l Table manners are Continental - hold the fork in the left hand the knife in the right while eating. l Indicate you have finished eating by laying your knife and fork parallel on your plate with the handles facing to the right. l Keep your elbows off the table and your hands above the table when eating. l
l l Table manners in Australia are same as in Europe. Use a napkin every time you drink something Finish everything on your plate before taking more. Do not put ice in your wine. At restaurants, wine should be served at the optimal temperature.
After you have finished eating, place the cutlery parallel, vertically at the centre of your plate so the waiter will know to take away your plate. While you are still eating your meal, place the cutlery to the sides of your plate at 4: 00 and 8: 00, opposite sides of the plate, signifying to the waiter that you wish to keep your plate. l Lift your forearm from the table while moving the fork to your mouth. l If you are served cheese as a wheel, it should be cut from the centre into slices (as you would slice a pie). l
Etiquette and alcohol ¡ ¡ ¡ Social drinking is a very important part of Australian culture. It is common to have a drink with friends and colleagues after work, and it is expected there will be alcohol served at a dinner party or social event. Beer and wine are the most popular drinks, followed by spirits (hard liquor). If you do not drink for health or cultural reasons and are attending a social event, it is absolutely fine to say ‘no thanks!’ to a glass of alcohol. Simply ask if you can have a soft drink or juice instead. Australian wines are considered elite and quality are equal to most branded French and Italian brands. Therefore, when you taste the Australian wine, don’t forget to make a compliment to owner.