To Tip or Not to Tip
Tipping is a way to show respect to service workers. It is common in some countries like France and the USA. But, there is no need to do so in other countries. One of the examples is Japan. In Japan, tipping is not very popular. Many waiters or taxi drivers do not want to take any tips from you. To them, they are just doing their job. Once, there was a guy visiting Japan. He went to a restaurant and left a tip after the meal. Then the waitress ran out right away and gave his money back.
To tip or not to tip, that is not an easy question. Do some homework on the tipping culture before your next trip to other countries. By doing so, you'll surely have a wonderful time there.
- tip [tɪp] v.; n.
Why didn't you tip the waitress?
- respect [rɪˋspɛkt] n.; v.
My grandfather is a very wise man. I love and respect him very much.
- service [`sɝvɪs] n.
The service there is slow, and the food is terrible.
- common [ˋkɑmən] adj.
Jacob is a common name in the US.
- France [fræns] n.
Peter came back from France last year, and now he teaches French in a junior high school.
- example [ɪgˋzæmp!] n.
We can try to do good things for our earth. For example, we can carry our own shopping bags.
- waiter [ˋwetɚ] n.
The waiter poured coffee for me.
- culture [ˋkʌltʃɚ] n.
Amy is interested in American culture, and she spent a whole year traveling there.
- country [ˋkʌntrɪ] n.
He comes from a small country in Europe.
- leave [liv] v.
I left a concert ticket on my sister's desk.
- by [baɪ] prep.
John learns Japanese by watching videos on the Internet.