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Tipping Trouble

A few tips on how to keep a waiter happy anywhere in the world.

1 Pre-reading

How much do you tip the following people in your country? Discuss your ideas with a partner.

taxi drivers, hotel staff, hairdressers, waiters / waitresses, plumbers / electricians / painters, bar staff, bartenders, railway station porters, pizza delivery people, valets, chauffeurs, your children's teachers, massage therapists, shop assistants, gardeners, lottery ticket sellers, newspaper deliverers, bosses / managers, the doorman/woman, plastic surgeons

2 Reading I

How much do you think people tip in other countries? Think. Then, read the article to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, complete the information below.

1. What’s the situation regarding tipping in Japan?

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (200) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 8 really useful phrasal verbs to use when speaking. Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for driving in the city, 10 useful words for describing positive emotiosn, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Functional language – getting approval • Grammar – enough • Accents – the southern US accent. • Travel – posh holiday resorts. • Business – the Hilton. • Life – the secrets of success. • Socialising – how to make small talk. • Cinema – superheroes. • Transport – movie cars. • TV – Jackass. • The internet – Wikipedia. • Air travel – famous airports. • Culture – tipping trends. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!