In On Saying ‘Please’, the writer A.G. Gardiner points out the value of good manners in social life and emphasizes the importance of courtesy and politeness in daily behaviour. He shows how polite speech and manner sweeten the atmosphere around and how discourtesy and ill manners spoil or pollute it. The essay is focused on the Bad-mannered Lift-man and Well-mannered bus conductor.
|Activity: Speech Writing
Topic: ‘Courtesy is the Light of Life’
Respected dignitaries on the dais and my dear friends…
What is Courtesy? The meaning is very simple. It means our gentle and polite behaviour in our day-to-day life.
Friends, Courtesy is a valuable act of our civility and good manners. It is the way of behaving and talking with others. Imagine, you’re travelling by bus and a lady with a baby in her arms standing beside you. What will you do? This is the time to taste humanity in you. She will never forget your courtesy if you show your sympathy for her.
Courteous behaviour has the power to make the situation in favour of you. You will definitely get the satisfaction of your deed. Selfish people never experience this valuable aspect of life. Their world is quite different from others. They have neither social awareness nor knowledge about the real value of life.
Friends, Courtesy costs nothing but pays a lot in return. A Courteous person is always liked and loved by all. These people are called the real pillars of society and nation. They never behave rudely, they never discourage others. They always lead their life by showing the light to those who are in darkness. They are the Lighthouses to guide numbers of people coming in their way.
Emerson had rightly said- “Life is not so short but there is always time for courtesy.”
Really, it’s our moral duty to have Courtesy in us. It is the real Light of Human Life.
That’s all! Thank You Very Much!!!
|Activity: The Expansion of Ideas: (Textbook Page No-25)
Expansion of Idea means to understand and to describe the meaning and idea given in the particular text. The text may be a Proverb, an idiom, a Title, a Poetic Line or a Good Thought. The words used in this text are rather symbolic. The words are systematically decoded, which implies a very artistic value. Most of the time this kind of text is used to sum up the idea.
Expand the ideas using the following Proverb: “Manners Maketh Man”
The proverb ‘Manners Maketh Man’ means how politeness and good manners are essential to humanity. This proverb is thus often used as a way to remind people to be polite. Good manners can apply to several aspects of human life, including how we speak, the words we use, our tone of voice, our gestures and our actions.
A well-mannered person is courteous, amiable and always friendly. He is not vulgar in his speech or manner. He is a pleasant speaker and gives a patient ear to what the others have to say. The well-mannered interactions between Student-Teacher, Teacher-Teacher, Parents-Children etc. teach us a lot.
|Activity: Introduction of Soft Skill. (Textbook Page No-25,26)
A Soft Skill is a personal attribute that supports situational awareness. It enhances an individual’s ability to get work done. The term soft skill is often used for people skills or emotional intelligence. Soft skills are broadly applicable across job titles and industries. The term ‘Soft Skill’ is very broad and unique. It tests People’s skills and personal abilities.
MOST IMPORTANT SOFT SKILLS:
|Activity: Top Soft Skill Training Institutions in India: (Textbook Page No-26)
|Activity: Job Opportunities for Soft Skill: (Textbook Page No-26)