Customs & Traditions

CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS Pubs in the UK WARM-UP Rispondi alle domande. What do young people usually do at the weekend in your town? Do you like going to cafés or restaurants with friends? Do you usually go to cafés or pubs to watch football matches? Do you know any historical cafés or restaurants in your town? SPEAKING 39 Pub culture Pub culture is part of British life. Young people hang out there on Saturday night, but pubs are also open every day, even during lunchtime, and are particularly crowded after 5pm, after work. The typical drink is beer, but if you can t drink alcohol (if you are under 18), you can have soft drinks. In pubs you can also taste typical British food almost all day long, so if you are hungry at 4pm you can go there with friends, play cards or billiards and have some typical British food. Some pubs are known for a specific thing, for example as a venue for a certain genre of music or for people gathering to watch and support a certain football team. Pub etiquette Here are four essential rules to follow in a British pub. Skip the tip . It is not common to tip the barman in most pubs in the UK. Instead, buy the barman a drink. No pushing. In almost all pubs you need to order at the bar. Once at the front, don t push and wait for your turn (or round , as they call it in pubs). Don t block the bar. Is there a large group of you? Decide on one person from your group to order and let everyone else relax at the table. Respect the bell. Last orders are usually around 10.30 pm or 11pm on Sunday. Bar staff will ring a bell to signal it is time to place your last orders. They will then ring it again to signal the bar is closing. The Crooked House Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem 1 VOCABULARY Assegna il termine corretto a ciascuna definizione. crowded weird to hang out tip to gather venue 1. Money that you give to waiters for their service: .................................................................................................. 2. It means strange or curious : .................................................................................................. 3. A place where people go and see concerts: .................................................................................................. 82 The Turks Head 4. To go out and have fun with friends: .................................................................................................. 5. When a place is full of people: .................................................................................................. 6. To meet together with other people: ..................................................................................................

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