Test your English Etiquette

La comunicación es uno de los grandes pilares de nuestra era. Y entre tanta abundancia comunicativa, a veces es fácil perderse en la cotidianidad del lenguaje. ¿Crees que suenas polite cuando te comunicas en inglés? ¡Te invitamos a que realices nuestro test de English Etiquette! Toma papel y lápiz y no te olvides de anotar tus respuestas… ¿Serás tú un auténtico gentleman?

Test your English Etiquette

  • You are going to be late for work, what do you message your boss?
  1. Morning mate! Sorry I´m gonna be late… traffic is the worst. See ya soon.
  2. Good morning. I’m really sorry but I am gonna be late this morning due to heavy traffic. I’ll see you shortly.
  3. Good morning. I will arrive late this morning due to heavy traffic, please accept my sincerest apologies and I will see you as soon as I can. Regards.
  • You notice someone has eaten your lunch from the fridge in the kitchen and you are very upset. What would you say in the email?
  1. Which absolute idiot has eaten my sandwich?! You have until 3pm to replace it or heads will roll!
  2. Dear all. I have noticed that my lunch, which had my name on, has disappeared. I would appreciate it if you could be more careful next time. Thanks.
  3. To whom it may concern. It has come to my attention that someone has eaten my lunch, even though it was clearly labelled. I politely request you take more care when taking food from the fridge to avoid further misunderstandings.
  • Your boss shows up late to a meeting which is about to finish. What do you say?
  1. What time do you call this?
  2. Thanks for coming, I´ll quickly fill you in on what you´ve missed.
  3. Thank you so much for coming, please take a seat and I will re explain everything all over again.
  • Your boss makes a point during a meeting that you strongly disagree with. How do you handle the situation?
  1. Stand up and make a point that you disagree, you are always right!
  2. Politely disagree and suggest your alternative.
  3. Wait quietly until the meeting is over and have a word in private with your boss.
  • You have English class scheduled for 18.00 after work, but your co-workers have invited you for after work drinks. How do you tell your teacher you can´t go?
  1. Just don´t say anything, they will assume you are sick and leave.
  2. Send them an email apologizing saying you had to leave.
  3. Don´t do it! You should never miss a class.
  • Your co-worker just confessed he voted for the opposition in the election, you strongly disagree.
  1. Are you crazy?! Get out of here!
  2. I disagree. I don´t think we should discuss this any further.
  3. I don´t feel it is appropriate to discuss this matter any further in the workplace
  • You are invited to a work dinner with a very important client and the director makes some very inappropriate jokes. What do you say?
  1. I think that you should stop talking now, you are not funny.
  2. Say nothing and stare to show your disgust.
  3. Laugh along politely.


  • A friend of yours gets hired in a more senior position than you, how do you behave?
  1. Spread rumors about her so she gets fired.
  2. Be polite in the office but don´t talk to her outside of work.
  3. Respect her as your superior and maintain your friendship outside of work.
  • How do you ask a client if you can call them back later?
  1. I am super busy right now, I´ll call you back later
  2. Sorry I´m really busy, can I call you back later?
  3. Take the phone call and make time!
  • When leaving work on a Friday, how do you say goodbye to the office?
  1. See ya later, I am out!
  2. Have a great weekend everyone!
  3. Goodbye, I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Resultados del Test your English Etiquette

1= 1 point

2= 2 points

3= 3 points

10-15 You should really re think your work etiquette! How you haven´t been fired already is a mystery.

15-20 Not too bad but you should consider working on your politeness a little to ensure you give off a good impression. You could be skating on thin ice!

20-30 Perfect, top marks for a top employee. You are conscientious, if even at sometimes a little overly formal.