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The United Kingdom

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The International Move is also available with a special, individually researched section that includes detailed cultural and business information on selected host countries.

A practicle guide to the United Kingdom with specifics on England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Basics such as your entry and customs requirements, pets, climate, healthcare, banking and taxes, housing, servants, schools and meeting people, start the book.

Phrases to know, as well as an explanation of etiquette, local accommodations, transportation-both public and private, are covered.

Specific information for those in business explains the local corporate culture, organizational structures and how women figure into the business operations.

Media, air and print, mail, legal systems and how to give gifts are covered.  As is tipping and where to shop and tour, the sports and entertainment to be found.

Contacts for specific expatriate information is highlighted.

Part of the detailed section on meeting people and having a conversation:

The British and American languages are quite different.  The British, as a rule, are formal and much less personal than Americans.  Asking "what do you do" is always considered to be rude.

Topics that you should avoid are religion, money and prices, any gossip about the Monarchy, and especially politics, particularly Ireland.  Good topics are history, positive things about the U.K., and discussion about the city you are living in or visiting.

If you should use the "V" for victory sign, which Churchill made famous, be certain that your palm is facing away from you.  The opposite is considered to be a very rude gesture.

If you tap your nose while talking it is showing some confidentiality or secrecy to what is being said.

The British are more formal and subtle, wanting not to offend anyone.  They often end a statement as if it was a question, without expecting a reply.

British humor is sarcastic and you will find off-color jokes common in the theatre and on television.

You must not make a joke about what is worn under kilts by Scots.  Do not make any derogatory remarks about bagpipes.

To avoid offending people from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, use the term "British" instead of "English" when referring to people, products and customs.

67 Pages

Price: $ 39.90 / ea

Product code: UK

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