Warming up and reading
Question: How do people communicate with others?
Good! Well done!
Come here !
Good ! / Great !
“No,You can not do that"
I love you !
Eye contact ( touch)
hold up one’s head
A. I’m proud.
B. I’m sad.
C. I’m angry.
roll one’s eyes A. I’m interested in it. B. I don’t believe it. C. I know it.
A. I don’t know.
B. I agree.
C. I’m happy.
surprise anger fear happy sorrow disgust contempt 厌恶 轻视 恐惧 悲伤
( B )I don’t know. ( D )I love you. ( E )We are quarrelling. ( A )No! I don’t agree! ( C )We are cheerful!
How are they feeling?
How are they feeling?
How is he feeling? angry
Forms of body language frown and turn back
Feelings or attitudes
close the hand and shake it at sb threaten put sb at ease / hide other smile feelings nod the head up and down agreement shake the head look away from sb or yawn hold your arms across your chest look at and turn toward the person you are talking to roll your eyes and turn your head away not agree / refuse to do not interested in sb protect yourself interested
not believe or dislike
How can you use body language to communicate the following ideas?
I am having a headache! I am strong! I don’t know. Victory! Success!
Go away! Please keep quiet! It is very hot today! Sorry, I can’t hear you.
?What’s the purpose of language?
? To communicate with others. ? To tell and express our thoughts, feelings, reactions etc.
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.
What does the gesture V mean?
In China, it means number 2. In western countries, it means victory and success. In Japan, it means peace. Because of cultural differences, there are differences between the same body language.
Ways to greet someone without words: smile, wave, shake hands, hug, kiss, etc. handshake
blow a kiss
Look at the picture and the title of the passage on page 26. What do you think
the topic will be?
George Cook (Canada)
Julia Smith (Britain)
Tony Garcia (Columbia)
What is the main idea of the passage?
Some examples of cultural body language in greeting people.
II. How do different international students behave when they greet people? Complete the chart with information from the passage.
Name Descriptio man n from Tony Colombia Garci Julia woman a Smith from Britain
kiss on the cheek
man from Japan
Descriptio Body To Name n Language Whom Georg man from shaking hands everyone e Canada Cook Ahmed man from shaking hands to men Aziz nodding Jordan to woman women people she Darlene from shake hands knows Coulon France and kiss twice on
Answer the 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 had 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.
Main idea of each part
Para 1 Para 2 Para 3 Para 4 Para 5
Meet international students from several countries. Not all cultures greet each other the same way. A conclusion of the passage
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 when in Rome do as the Romans do.
Ways to greet each other
shake hands, do not stand very close to others or touch strangers when they meet shake hands bow
Spain, Italy, South American countries France
approach others closely
and are more likely to
touch them shake hands and kiss each
other twice on each cheek
shake hands and stand
and other Muslim cultures
quite close to other men,
nod to women and do not
shake hands with them
Tips for handshaking
When to shake hands?
1. come across some acquaintance 2. see our customers off 3. say good bye to our customers 4. when we introduce our friends 5. come across our boss or colleague 6. give thanks to people who offer support or help 7. congratulations on friends 8. when you agree with other people 9. when you comfort some one who is in hardship 10. when receiving gifts
Man: hold the full palm Lady: hold the index figure
The principles of shaking
Superior person first
The strength of shaking
* Never too heavily or too lightly.
shake hands absent-mindedly or with left hand.
The time of shaking
3-5 seconds is the best, no more than 30 seconds at most. More than 10 seconds to express one’s enthusiasm
You have to stand up when shaking hands If you don’t extend your
hands, it is impolite.
Shake hands with right hand.
Never put your hand in your pocket when shaking
No sweaty hands.
Never crush the other person’s hand.
shake hands with gloves or hats.
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