COMMUNICATION: NO PROBLEM?
Ok! Or zero
Different feelings of the baby
What’s the purpose of language?
To communicate with others To tell and express our thoughts, feelings, reactions etc.
What is body language?
What is body language?
Body Language is a form of non-verbal communication. ? It uses movements or positions of our body to show other people what we are thinking or feeling. ? It includes body movements, facial expressions, gestures, posture , speaking distance and other non-verbal signals.
Make the list of feelings and act it out
Meaning Action 1.
A smile and a handshake or holding head stomach
1. You are welcome.
2. I am worried 3. I ate too much!
2. Twisting hands together 3. Patting or rubbing
4. I am sorry that I did something wrong.
5. I’m so happy! 6. I don’t agree.
Hanging head Smiling, arms open and head back Shaking head
Listening find the characters and where they are from?
Character Mr. Garcia Country
Mr. Cook A Japanese
Does body language stay the same in different countries /cultures ? Why?
No. Body language varies from culture to culture. (conclusion) Because cultures have developed in different ways.
Para 1-2 You are going to meet business people
from several countries.
Para 3 Para 4 Para 5 Para 6
Not all cultures greet each other the same way.
A conclusion of the passage.
( Read para1-2 Find out the answers to the questions)
1 Who will be present at the meeting?
people from different countries
people present local businessmen
people representing the Chinese government
2 Why are people visiting China?
People from different countries misunderstand each other.
3 what does the word mistake mean?
● Read Para 3-6again and decide whether
the statement is true or false
1 Only Australia and central America are not represented by the visitors. (F ) 2 Not all cultures greet each other the same way, Para. 3-6 so people everywhere act the same. ( F)
(variety) 3 Julia Smith is surprised because Mr. Garcia touches her shoulder and kisses her. (T)
4 French people will often bow and kiss people they know on both cheeks. (F) 5 The main character is female. (F )
Ways to greet each Shake hands. Do not stand very close to others or touch strangers as soon as they meet
Spain, Italy,South Americans
France Middle East, some Muslim countries
Approach others closely and are more likely to touch them.
Shake hands and kiss each other twice on each cheek.
Shake hands and stand quite close to other men. Nods to women and do not shake hands with them
Find out the two mistakes the writer found in the airport:
He approaches Ms Smith Mr. Garcia by touching _______ ______ her from The _________ _______ shoulder and kissing (Columbia ) first her on the ________. cheek mistake She ______ stepped ________ back Julia Smith appearing surprised _________ from and take a few steps (Britain) away from _______ ______ Mr. Garcia.
a Japanese The second mistake
George Cook from (Canada)
He ________ bowed to Mr. Cook and his nose touched Mr. _________ moving Cook’s _______ ________. hand He ________ reached his hand ________ _______ ________ to the out Japanese.
●Read the last paragraph and have a
discussion : What does the following
sentence mean? what can we learn from the whole passage? None of these actions is either good or bad.
Body language varies from culture to culture. Not all members of all cultures behave the same way. We should try to master and respect each other’s culture in order to make good communication.
Group activity . (Fill in the chart on Page 27 and then try to act out)
How do they behave when they meet people they know ?
Check your answers
Man from Kiss on the cheek Everyone Colombia No touching Everyone
Julia Smith Woman from Britain Akira Nagata
Man from bowing Japan
Check your answers
George Cook Ahmed Aziz Darlene Coulon
everyone To men To women
Man from Shaking hands Canada Man from Shaking hands Jordan Nodding Woman from France
Shake hands and People she kiss twice on knows each cheek
Use the passage to help you answer the following questions. 1. Is the author of this passage male or female? How do you know? The author is male. Ahmed Aziz will not shake hands with women, but he shakes hands with the author. 2. What were the two mistakes that the author noticed? He noticed that the Colombian man kissed the British woman, but in her culture, a kiss from a stranger is not acceptable. He also noticed that the Japanese man bowed just as the Canadian man started to shake hands, so one man’s nose touched the other man’s hand.
3. Who seemed to prefer to keep more physical distance from others? Who seemed to prefer closer physical distance? The British woman, Julia, and probably the Canadian man, George, seemed to prefer to keep more physical distance from others. The Colombian man, Tony, and the Jordanian man, Ahmed, seemed to prefer closer physical distance. 4. Did any students have similar greeting customs? If so, which ones? Yes. Tony from Colombia and Darlene from France bad a similar greeting custom – a kiss. George from Canada and Ahmed from Jordan also had a similar greeting custom – a handshake, but Ahmed shakes hands only with men.
5. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” What do you think this famous saying means?
This saying means that when we are in a certain place, we should follow the customs of the people who live in that place, not our own customs.
6. Do you agree with the author’s statement that body language is not good or bad? Why or why not? Give your own opinions.
Different countries have different cultures, so when people greet each other, they will have different ways. If people don’t know the cultural differences well, people may have difficulties in communicating with others throughout the world.
Person and country A man from Columbia
Suitable greeting To a man: To a woman:
same as for a woman
touches her shoulder and kisses her on the cheek A woman from To a man: not too close, shake hands
To a woman:
To a man: To a woman:
*shake hands, will get close
A man from Japan
Person and country Suitable greeting A man from Canada To a man:
A woman from France
shake hands To a woman: *shake hands or kisses on both cheeks if known To a man: shake hands, kisses twice on the cheek
To a woman:
same to someone she knows comes close, shakes hands
A man from the Middle East or some Muslim countries
To a man:
To a woman:
My boss has sent me to Pudong Airport to meet business some _________people from many parts of the world, who are interested in the development __________of the economy in China. The first one to arrive is Mr. Garcia from Columbia with Julia Smith, a British lady, following behind closely. I ___________them introduce __________ to each other and I’m ___________to see Mr. surprised Garcia come up to Ms Smith. Just then, in comes a visitor from Japan, smiling at the time when reaches the Canadian, Gorge Cook __________out his hand to him.
It happens that Mr Cook’s hand touches __________ the Japanese’s nose as he bows and they both____________ apologize So you see, people from _________ different cultures may not _______others in the same way. English people greet usually do not _______very close to others or touch stand the ___________as people from Spain, Italy and South strangers American countries do. Most People around the world _________hands when they meet while shake ____________people will bow. Japanese People from Jordan stand quite ______to close other men and shake hands and kiss others on the________. check In a word, body language differs in different cultures and is widely used in________________. communication
Situation1: Mr. Garcia (Columbia, South America) meet Julia Smith (Britain, Europe)
Situation2: George Cook (Canada, North America) meet Japanese (East Asia) Situation3: Chinese (East Asia) meet Ahmed Aziz (Jordan, West Asia) Situation4: Madame Coulon (France, West Europe) meet Mr. Garcia (Columbia, South America )
Surf the internet or go to the library to search for more information about body language and present it to the class
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