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Vietnamese people often enjoy sharing a meal with the whole family. The meal is often shared with loved ones over a lot of (1)_____ They eat from bowls and use chopsticks and spoons but chopsticks still remain as the most popular means of eating. Learn how to use chopsticks and how to put them (2)____ when not using. For instance, you should place them neatly on the table or on the bowl when breaking to drink or speak. When finished (3)____ a meal, rest your chopsticks on your rice bowl. Sricking the chopsticks straight up from a bowl of rice is a (4)_____ because it indicates funeral incense. It is also best to keep in mind that (5)____the chopsticks on the side of a bowl is considered rude.
You should also wait to be seated in the dining table and ask the elders to eat first (6)_____ this is a mark of honor to them. The women normally sit right next to the rice cooker to serve rice for the diners. It is a common table (7)_____ and a sign of affection and care to pick up food for each other.
Before starting the meal, Vietnamese have a catchphrase: "Chúc mọi người ăn ngon miệng". It means "Have a nice meal". This not only shows your politeness (8)_____ also your eagerness before enjoying the food.
1.a. laugh b. laughing c. laughed d. laughter
2. a. cleanly b. properly c. easily d. mainly
3. a. to b. by c. with d. up
4. a. taboo b. offence c. disrespect d. crime
5. a. tapping b. kicking c. fitting d. cutting