Modern Manners

CAE Use of English Part 3: WORD FORMATION EXERCISE 4

Use the word in capitals to form a word that best fits each gap, then press "Check" to check your answers.
Dress down Fridays, emailed (0) invitations INVITE and texting your boss - British society is (1) APPEAR loosening up and the famous British etiquette is fast eroding. Jeans are (2) ACCEPT in many smart restaurants and casual buffets have started to replace three-course dinner parties. lncreased (3) FORMAL might, for some, be a sign of national liberation, but for others, it could be a cause of anxiety. It might be that it is an (4) INDICATE that the stiff_upper-lip Brits are finally responding to fast-forward, modern, multi-cultural life by becoming less inhibited.
However, while we are social creatures, we are also (5) RITUAL. Over the years we have evolved certain social codes for our (6) INTERACT with others. We create little boxes around ourselves to make us feel secure. But for some, this new era is one of despair where standards of presentation have slipped and common (7) COURTEOUS is fast disappearing. People who hold this belief try to rationalise their resistance by saying it amounts to (8) LAZY, ignorance or loss of respect.