A cup of tea, a sandwich and a scone

Imagine you’ve been invited to afternoon tea in Britain. Would you know what to do? British etiquette expert William Hanson tells us that table manners differ around the world.

In this video you will learn what an etiquette expert does, some rules for enjoying afternoon tea and how to pronounce the word “scone”. (The sentence should rhyme: Once it’s scone it’s gone!)


1 Stir your tea back and forth gracefully not to make a noise (rather than round and round).

2. Keep your hands in your lap (rather than resting your wrists on the table).

You May Also Like…

A day off?

A day off?

An employee comes into her manager’s office to take a day off from work. The manager replies, "So you want a day off....

Why learn English?

Why learn English?

I presume that you're reading my tips, tricks and resources because you want to improve your English skills. However,...

Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

"There are four different kinds of bones in an organisation: wish-bones, who wish someone else would do it; jaw-bones,...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Written by Christine Burgmer

24. July 2016