Unit 4 Body Language
What is the purpose of language?
To communicate with each other.
Ways of communicating
Spoken speaking language r
inging writing Written language typing facial expression Body gestures language body movements
Ok! Or zero
Different feelings of the baby
?Body language is the movements or positions of our body that show other people what we are thinking or feeling.
? Victory/win! ? I love you! ? Ok!
I don’t know
Let’s do a quiz.
What are they trying to tell us? How are they expressing themselves?
Come and join us!
You’re great! I’m listening carefully!
Nice to meet you!
Give me a little time!
I give up.
What is body language ?
Body Language is a set of __________, gestures 肢体动作 facial expressions _______________ . body movements and ____________ People use to make themselves 面部表情 understood.
Do you know the meaning of the following gestures ?
Come It’s ok. here. Bye-bye.
You are very good. / Well done!
Do you know the meaning of the following body movements ?
I’m very excited.
Do you know the meaning of the following facial expressions ?
Different ways to meet or part
a loving hug
a kiss on the cheek
two palms together
one student will be invited to come to the front; act the words out using body language, and the other students try to guess what he/she means.
Just like verbal language(言辞), body language is part of culture. It plays an important role in daily communication. So, it is very important to understand and use it correctly. And for a foreign language learner, it is as necessary to learn the body language as to learn the verbal language.
Look at the title and picture on page 26 and predict what the passage is about.
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.
Listen to the tape and match the main idea of each part with lines. Part 1. Different people have different (Para.1) body language. Part 2. (Para. 2~3) Part 3. (Para. 4) Part 4. (Para. 5) Summary of body language. Meet the international students at the airport. People from different countries express greetings in different ways.
? Careful reading
? Part 1 Judge the following sentences T or F
? 1. Yesterday, another student and I, representing our university's student association, went to the Capital International Airport to meet this year's international students. T ? 2. After an hour of waiting for their flight to arrive, I saw several young people enter the waiting area looking around curiously. F ? 3. I stood for a minute watching them and then went to greet them. T
Careful reading :
1 . Who will be present at the meeting?
Students from foreign countries
people present Another student and I
representing our university’s association
2 . Why are people visiting China?
Matching the people and the different ways of greeting (para2&5)
Mr. Garcia (Columbia)
shakes hands and kisses others twice on each cheek Bows
Julia Smith (Britain)
Akira Nagata (Japan) Ahmed Aziz George Cook (Canada) Darlene Coulon (France)
Move very close
approaches others closely and touches their shoulder and kisses them on the cheek does not stand very close to others or touch strangers
Akira Nagata (Japan)
George Cook (Canada)
Julia Smith (Britain)
Tony Garcia (Columbia)
Find out the two mistakes the author found in the airport: He approaches Julia Smith Tony Garcia by _______ touching______ her （from Columbia） The _________ shoulder and _______ kissed her first on the ________. cheek mistake stepped________ back She ______ Julia Smith appearing surprised _________ （from Britain） and take a few steps away from _______ ______Tony Garcia.
a Japanese The second mistake George Cook
bowed to Mr. He ________ Cook and his nose touched Mr. _________ moving Cook’s _______ ________. hand
He ________ reached his hand ________ _______ ________ to the out Japanese.
What can you learn from this passage?
? Body language is very important in our daily life, and it may vary from different cultures. When we are visiting other countries, we should follow their customs. That is to say,
1. Recite the new words in the text. 2. Go over “Learning about language” 1. 2. And 3 on P27-28.
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