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UNIT 8 Text A Body language in Daily Use
I Exploring 1. What is body language? 2. Is body language, in your opinion, as important as written and spoken language or in some way more important? Why? 3. Do all the body language mean the same thing in the world? Please give more examples
IILanguage Points: 1.daily: adj. happening every day daily work | lives| morning paper adv. every day The patient was told to take the medicine daily so as to keep his blood pressure at a normal level. 2. verbal: adj. We need not only the pictures, but also the verbal instructions from you. nonverbal: nonverbal means of expression prefix “ non”: nonstop nonstandard nonsmoker
3.gesture: v. The traffic police gestured the driver over with a movement of his head. n. He made a gesture to the left with his hand to show me the direction of the bookstore. 4. random: adj. a random choice Random rain showers will pass through this area tomorrow. 5 ． along with: together with She went downstairs to get the newspaper along with a letter in the mailbox.
6. end with: bring something to an end with something or doing something. He ended his letter with good wishes to the family. 7. lower: v. She felt a little shy and lowered her eyelids when the man talked to her. Lower oneself adj. Although he comes from a lower-class family, he is well educated. 8. finish up: be in the end Having no children or relatives, the old couple thought they would finish up in loneliness. 9.widen: v. A student should read more to widen his knowledge. adj.+ en ---v. strengthen broaden worsen
10.what’s more: also, and more importantly The price they charged was reasonable, and what’s more, the service was good. 11.pick out: She picked out the suspect in the crowd. 12.dub: give new or different sound effects to, or change the original spoken language of The voices in this Chinese action movie were dubbed into English. 13. flat: adj. Everything seems so flat after the Christmas and New Year celebrations are over. 14. put across: communicate, cause( one’s ideas, feelings, etc.) to be understood The teacher knows how to put his thoughts across. 15. efficient: adj. he is very efficient in doing his homework. efficiently: adv. He tells us that the secret to his success is to study efficiently.
16. total: adj. The total number of the textbooks is $50. Vt. The cashier totaled the bill at the counter. n. How much should I pay in total. 17. spell out: explain in the most detailed way I don’t understand the process, would you please spill it out for me? 18. in conversation with: talking with I saw her in conversation with a young man in the meeting room. 19. challenge: n. One of the challenges facing her is that whether she should accept this new job. vt. He challenged me to play another computer game. 20. authority: n. Mr. Li is an authority on bridge designing.
Section B Using Gestures to Communicate
Look at these pictures, try to guess the meaning of the gestures in different cultures
Language points: 1.offend: vt. I hope what I said did not offend you; and I beg for your forgiveness if I really did. Be offended at sth. I really felt offended with him for his behavior. 2. upset: vt. It upset him to know that his classmates would not support him. 3. conclude v. we concluded after careful search that there was no one in this house To conclude, I wish you all good health and a long life.
4. observe: v. Did you observe anything unusual? It’s our responsibility to observe traffic rules. 5. worthless adj. Nobody likes to be with a worthless member of society. This is a worthless necklace, because it is just an imitation 6. confusion: n. There was confusion as to which classroom we should go to have the music class. The sudden death of the president caused confusion in that country. 7. incidentally: adv. I must get in touch with Tom. Incidentally, do you have his address? 8. hitchhike: vi. As his car couldn’t start, he had to go hitchhiking to the nearest garage to get a mechanic.
9. fortunate: adj. He was fortunate enough to escape the accident without injury. Unfortunate: adj. Many unfortunate people were left without food and houses after the natural disaster. 10.mean: adj. It was mean of you not to let the children play in the snow. He’s very mean with his money. 11.direct: vt. I don’t think what he said is directed at you. Adj. He is a direct, open and honest young man. 12.horrify: vt. Everyone was horrified to hear that his father was murdered. 13.hell: n. Go to hell! I want to be with myself here! The troops at the front went through hell. 14. thanks to: thanks to your help, we were able to complete our work ahead of the deadline. 15. hold back from: The firefighters held the man back from rushing into the burning house. 16. instant: Can you give us an instant reply to our mail?