What is body language? It’s your gestures and the expression on your face and in your eyes. It’s the way you stand and sit and walk. It’s your whole appearance that communicates things.
What is body language? eye language facial expressions gestures postures manners behaviors touch
People can communicate with one another not only through verbal communication but also through nonverbal communication; moreover, the latter plays an essential role. According to some researchers abroad, in people’s daily life, nonverbal communication takes part over 65% in all of information exchange. And body language is an important part of nonverbal communication.
Body language contains eye language, gestures, postures, facial expressions, manners and behaviors and touch and so on. Eye Language As saying goes “The eyes are the window of the soul”. That is to say, we can read one’s mind through his/her eyes. Eye language can express complicated feelings.
Gesture means we communicate and express by the movement and manners of our hands and fingers. Posture is a matter of how people sit, walk, stand and move. Touch refers to the way people exchange information by touching one’s body. The most common touch behavior is hands shaking and hugs.
Facial Expressions The face has been called an ‘organ of emotion’ because we constantly read facial expressions to understand what others are feeling. The face provides vital clues to our own feelings and those of the people around us. Of all the nonverbal channels, the face is the most important broadcaster of emotions.
How do you appear to people? Look energetic, confident, relaxed and neat
Reading Skills: Skimming To skim a passage is to read it quickly so as to get the main idea.
Reading Skills: Skimming Skimming means looking at titles and headings, pictures and diagrams, and certain sentences in a passage (such as the first and last sentences).
When you are reading…... WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW
Skim the story and work in pairs to answer the question below: 1What is the main topic of the story? 2Where are Debbie and Simon? 3Who gives Simon advice? Body language In the office of a travel agency Mr Young
Read the story and answer the questions in complete sentences: 1Why did Simon not look happy? 2What are the three aspects of communication? 3Why do people prefer to talk to Debbie? 4Why do people not to go to Simon for assistance? 5What happened after Simon decided to sit up and smile at people? 6 Who was the girl that walked over to Simon?