Four foreigners in Britain talk about the people and the country...
Nicolae from Romania works in a pub in Manchester: British people like children but not in retaurants or pubs. In my pub we have a rule: "No children under 12". People in Britain drink a lot of coffee- cappuccino and espresso are really popular. They drink a lot of beer too- men and women.
Alexandra from Russia is a student at Bristol University: This is not a good country for smokers! Many coffee bars and restaurants are "no smoking". I live with three British students and they don't smoke. When I want a cigarette I go into the garden.
Carlos is a tourist from Spain: People read the newspaper everywhere: on the train, on the bus,at the bus stop... And the newspapers are really big! Cars stop in Britain when you stand on the zebra crossing- it's incredible! Cars don't stop for you in Madrid.
Marília from Brazil works as an au pair in Cambridge: I think my British family is typical. The woman doesn't cook- she just puts a pizza in the microwave. But she watches cooking programmes on TV every day! The man cooks at the weekend- he makes fantastic Indian curries. Their child has a terrible diet. She eats "fish fingers" and chips and she goes to Burger King every week.