Cultural do’s and don’ts


Use should to make recommendations or give advice. It can also be used to express expectation.

  • You should go to school every day.
  • I should do the laundry today.


Use must to express a strong obligation

  • I must pay the bills tonight.
  • You must fix the car.

Activity: Advice about visiting your country

Give some advice about cultural do’s and don’ts for foreign people visiting your birth country.

  • You should….
  • You shouldn’t…
  • You must…
  • You mustn’t…

Talk about:

  1. Body language
  2. Table manners
  3. Greetings
  4. Directness and indirectness
  5. Family and other relationships
  6. Gifts
  7. Hospitality and visits
  8. Religion
  9. Clothing
  10. Transport and travel
  11. Tipping
  12. Politeness
  13. Eye contact
  14. Special holidays and celebrations