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Unit 2 Language Welcome to the unit
Brainstorming (1) Whats your native tongue? Can you speak any other languages?
Greetings in different languages Glückliches Neues Jahr! ! Bonne Année! Happy New Year! !
Different ways of greeting people A kiss A bow A firm handshake A loving hug
Brainstorming (2) Do you know how many languages there are in the world? Do all the languages have their written forms?
Do you know the raised dots below? www. Google. com Braille
Have you ever been shocked by the magnificent performance?
Do you think that language is the only way people communicate? What other methods of communication can you think of? Brainstorming (3)
Other means of communication Emoticons Eye contact Gestures Facial expressions Emotion + icon=emoticonemoticon Communication with peoples eyes a movement of the hands, arms or head, etc. to express an idea or feelingetc. Feelings are reflected on the faces. faces.
Guess the meaning of the each following emoticons : - ) = :-( = sadness :-O = surprise :-D = great joy :-P = making a face :~-( = crying 8-) = A man who is wearing glasses is smiling.
Gestures by hand Thumbs up! Thumbs down! Ok! Victory/win Applause Call me!
Guess the mood from the facial expressions confused sad angryhappy tired
Brainstorming (4) Do animals have their own language to communicate? Have you ever seen the communication between animals?
Animal language L ike human beings, animals need to communicate with each other to survive. They do not speak to each other in the same way as we do; instead they use many different sounds and actions to express themselves. For example, bees make a buzzing noise, lions and bears growls, cats miaow, and dogs bark. If you see a cat standing with its back arched, head lowered or legs bent, it could be scared. If a dog growls at you, it probably is angry and you should be careful. Animal language is simpler than human language, but it shows how intelligent animals are.
Communication between animals
Task Guess the mood of the dog I am alert. I am scared. I am very happy. I am angry.
Discussion For the advanced technology today, people tend to use to Internet more than before. Someone even believe that one day the communication through internet will replace all the traditional communicative means. Do you think so? Why or why not?
Homework Just as our Chinese, English also has a long history. After class, please do some research work to find out how the English language has been developing.