Unit 4 Body Language
What is the purpose of language?
To communicate with each other.
Ways of communicating
Spoken speaking language ri
Written language typing writing
facial expression Body gesture language action
Definition(定义)of Body Language
One form of communication without using any words.
Facial Gesture expression
Can you do some body languages?
Enjoy some pictures of body language
Come and join us!
I’m listening carefully!
Nice to meet you!
I give up.
Different feelings of the baby
What do people usually do when meeting?
China, Britain Russia, France, Arab Japan, Korea Some western countries Shake hands Kiss Bow Embrace (hug）
Communication: No problem?
Read and try to find out the main idea of the text.
Which is the main idea of the text?
A. There are different customs in different countries. B. Foreigners should follow the customs of the country where they are visiting. C. People use body movements to send messages and different body movements have different meanings. D. The importance of knowing customs.
Read the text carefully :
Please find out the main idea of each divided part.
Para 2 Para 3 Para 4 Para 5
You are going to meet this year’s international students.
Not all cultures greet each other the same way.
A Summary of body language.
Find the characters and where they are from?
Character Tony Garcia Country
George Cook Akira Nagata
1 . Who will I meet at the airport? 2 . Why are the students visiting China?
action (body language used)
Approach Ms Smith, touches her shoulder and Columbia kiss her on the cheek.
Julia BritainStepped back appearing surprised and puts up Smith her hands, as if in defence. Mr. Canada Reaches his hand out to the Japanese. Cook Akira… Japan Bows to Mr. Cook. Ahmed Aziz
asks you questions, moves very close to you when introduced, comes closer and shakes Jordan hands with men; but nods at women Shakes hands and kisses each other twice on each cheek.
Darlene Coulon France
Find out the two mistakes the writer found in the airport:
He approaches Ms Smith Mr. Garcia by touching ______ _______ her from The _________ and kissing _______ shoulder (Columbia ) first her on the ________. cheek mistake She ______ ________ stepped back Julia Smith appearing surprised _________ from and put up her hands (Britain) as if ____________. in defence
a Japanese The second mistake
George Cook from (Canada)
He ________ to Mr. bowed Cook and his nose touched _________ Mr. moving Cook’s _______ ________. hand He ________ reached his hand ________ _______ ________ to the out Japanese.
Read the text carefully, then decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F). Englishmen often stand close to others or touch strangers as soon as they meet. F Most people around the world now greet each other by kissing . F Japanese will bow to others as greeting. T People from Jordan will move very close to men but not shake hands with women. T Some body languages in some countries are good while some countries’ body language are bad. F
1. Is “You” male or female? How do you know that? Male. Because Ahmed Aziz shakes hands with him but simply nods at the girls. 2. What can we learn from the passage? It’s very important for us learners to understand our own body language and that of others. We should keep in mind that cultural behaviour must be understood and that usually it is not intended to be impolite.
? The first person who arrives is Mr. Garcia from Columbia, closely ________by followed Julia Smith from Britain. When they are introduced to each other, Mr.Garcia touches approaches Ms Smith, ______ her shoulder kisses and _______her on the cheek . Ms Smith steps back appearing surprised. The visitor from Japan comes in smiling at the same time as George Cook from Canada. As they reaches are introduced, Mr. Cook _______ his hand out to the Japanese who bows . His nose ____ touches Mr. Cook’s moving hand, and apologize they both ________.
These are examples of learned or cultural “body language”. Not all cultures ______ greet each other the same way, nor are they comfortable touching or _______ between distance people. In the same way that people ___________ with spoken communicate language, they also _______ their feelings express using unspoken “language” through keeping physical distance, actions or posture.
Who is the best dumb(哑的) actor?
A do the following gestures as quickly as possible, B guess the words or phrases.
Body language 形容词
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