Table Etiquette Presentation

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Table Etiquette Presentation



     Table Etiquette

     The Basics


     Table manners play an important part in making a good impression. Here are some basic tips to help you

     Table manners Impression Tips

     餐桌禮儀 印象 訣竅

     Sitting down

     At a very formal dinner name cards will show you where you should sit. If there are no name cards on the tables, the host will take you to the correct place.

     Name card Host 名牌 男主人(東道主 東道主) 男主人 東道主

     Sitting down

     If you are at a romantic dinner, the man should push the womans chair in for

    her. Sometimes the waiter will do this.

     Lets Practice!

     Sit down please!

     Using the napkin

     Place the napkin on your lap.


     If it is small unfold it completely. If it is big fold it in half,





     Using the napkin

     The napkin stays on your lap the whole time. If you need to leave the table during the meal, place your napkin on your chair as a signal to your server that you will come back.

     Lap Signal Server 膝部 信號;暗號 信號 暗號 服務生

     Using the napkin

     You should only dab your lips and should not make the napkin dirty.



     Using the napkin

     Once the meal is over, you too should place your napkin loosely on the table to the right of your dinner plate.

     Loosely Reveal

     鬆弛地;零散地 鬆弛地 零散地 展現;顯露出 展現 顯露出

     Using the napkin

     It should not be crumpled or twisted, which reveal untidiness or nervousness. Nor should it be folded, which might show that you think your host might reuse it without washing.

     Untidiness Nervousness 凌亂;無條理性 凌亂 無條理性

     Using the napkin

     There is a European superstition that a diner who leaves the napkin on his chair

    will never sit at that table again.

     Superstition Diner

     迷信;迷信行為 迷信 迷信行為 用餐的人

     Lets Practice!

     Take the napkin and put it on your lap.


     If there is something you dont understand on the menu, ask your server any

    questions you may have. Answering your questions is part of the servers job.


     An employer will generally let you order first; his or her order will be taken

    last. Sometimes, however, the server will decide who orders first. Often, womens orders are taken before mens.

     點菜 決定

     Order Decide


     As a guest you should not order one of the most expensive items on the menu or

    more than two courses unless your host shows that it is all right.

     Guest Course

     客人 一道菜

     The Menu

     Read the menu to decide what you want to eat.



     The Menu

     Lets Practice!

     Read the dialogue and practice ordering food.

     The Table Setting

     Dinner Plate Side Plate

     Soup Bowl

     The Table Setting

     Dinner Fork

     Soup Spoon Dessert Spoon Butter Knife

     Butter 奶油

     Salad Fork Dinner Knife

     Dessert 餐後甜點

     The Table Setting

     White Wine Glass Red Wine Glass Champagne Glass

     Champagne 香檳酒

     The Table Setting

     Setting 擺設

     Using the knives, forks and spoons

     In most restaurants you will only find one knife and one fork on the table. If there are more than one, you should use the one on the outside first.

     Using the knives, forks and spoons

     There are two ways to use a knife and a fork:


     The American Style The European Style


     The American Style

     When you need to cut something, you should hold the fork in your left hand and the knife in your right hand. After cutting off a small piece, you put your knife and fork down, pick the fork up with your right hand and eat it.

     The European Style

     When you need to cut something, you should hold the fork in your left hand and the knife in your right hand. After cutting off a small piece, you put the food directly into your mouth with your left hand.

     Using the knives, forks and spoons

     When you hold the knife or fork, you should relax your fingers. Never let the knife, fork or spoon touch the table after you started eating.

     Using the knives, forks and spoons

     When you take a break from eating, you simply put your knife and fork on the plate. When you have finished eating, you should put your knife and fork together pointing to the left.

     Lets practice!

     Look carefully how to hold a knife and a fork Practice the American and European styles


     Sit up straight with your arms near your body. Dont put your elbows on the table.

     posture elbow

     姿勢;姿態 姿勢 姿態 肘部

     Taking something out of your mouth

     Food should go out the same way it went in. Your may take fish bones out with your hand.

     Eating Soup

     Dip the spoon in the soup away from your body. Sip the liquid from the side of the spoon. Dont put the whole spoon in your mouth.

     Liquid 液體;湯液 液體 湯液

     Eating Bread

     Take some butter and put it on the plate. Break a piece of bread off with your hand. Put some butter on the small piece. Dont spread the butter over the whole

    piece of bread.

     Spread ;

     Please pass the salt

     If somebody asks you to pass the salt, you should pick up both the salt and the pepper. Put them on the table near the person next to you. Do not use the salt before

you pass it on.

     Pass 傳遞

     When you have finished

     When you leave the table at the end of the meal, place your napkin loosely next

    to your plate.


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