Read the dialogue.
— I have always thought that the British differ much from other European people. They are said to be very conservative and reserved. Is that so?
— Well, I’ve just returned from Great Britain and I can’t say that this image is true to life. The British are very polite and they are always helpful and kind to foreigners.
— Yes, they are very well-mannered and they are famous for their love of queuing. Queuing is a national habit in Britain, isn’t it?
— Yes, it is, though there are almost no queues in Great Britain. But if there is one, then you’ll have to join the queue and wait for your turn. People in Britain will expect you to be polite in the way that is normal to them.
— When I think of the British, I always imagine a man in a bowler hat with a pipe in one hand.
— In fact, this type of hat has not been commonly worn for a long time. But when people are on duty, they have to obey certain rules. Even the bus drivers in Britain wear a white shirt and a tie at work. However, the British are probably more tolerant of “strange” clothing than people in most other countries.
— Do the British always talk about the weather?
— Unlike many others, this stereotype is actually true to life. British weather is never the same two days running. So everyone notices it.
Fill in the gaps:
1. The British are very and they are always helpful and kind to foreigners.
2. Yes, it is, though there are almost in Great Britain.
3. But when people are on duty, they have to .
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