Unit 4 Body language Warming up and reading
What is body language?
Body language is one form of nonverbal communication (非言辞交际) without using words. Eye contact or gaze, faci
al expression, gesture, and posture (姿势), or the way you stand, are different kinds of body language.
Look at the pictures. How are they feeling?
It is so difficult to make a choice. I don’t know what to do.
confused I can’t believe she said that! That is so unfair. angry
I’ve lost my wallet. There was over three thousand dollars in it. What a pity!
sad I’ve got an A in maths! I’ve made great progress! I’ve succeeded at last. happy
It’s been a long day. I can’t keep my eyes open.
surprise anger fear joy sadness disgust contempt 厌恶 轻视
tired delighted happy sad uneasy easy depressed thrilled hateful kind confused frightened confident
Let’s look at the following gestures.
Victory / peace
I love you!
Please call me!
Moving his hand up and down with the palm facing up
Keeping his fingers crossed
Putting the fingers on the chest
I don’t know!
Shrugging his shoulders
Is body language all the same in different cultures?
Body language varies from culture to culture, though some are universal. It is determined to some extent by social and cultural practices.
I am sleepy. press palms/rest your head on it/ eyes closed I am full. I am hungry.
pat or rub pat stomach stomach (in a circle)
Meaning OK money zero rude
most countries Japan
France Germany Brazil
the US Nigeria thumbs up Germany Japan
great / good job
Shaking one’s head
Bulgaria, parts of Greece, Iran Other countries
Communication : No problem?
1. What 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 language to send messages and people from different countries have different customs. D. The importance of knowing customs.
1.Who are the people mentioned in the passage? 2.Where are they from? 3.Why are the people visiting China?
people I Tony Garcia Julia Smith Akira Nagata George Cook Ahmed Aziz Madame Coulon country
Columbia Britain Japan Canada Jordan France
1.How do they behave when they meet people
Ahmed Aziz Mr Garcia Julia Smith Nagata George Cook
Mr Garcia Julia Smith Nagata
shake hands and kisses other twice on each cheek. bows. approaches others closely and touches their shoulder and kisses them on the cheek. does not stand close to others or touch strangers. stand quite close to other men to talk but will usually not touch women. shake hands.
2. Is the main character male or female? How do you know?
Male. Because Ahmed Aziz only
shakes hands with men.
Reading – II ( 5m )
Find out the two mistakes the writer found in the airport: He approaches Ms Smith Mr. Garcia by touching ______ _______ her from The _________ and kissed _______ shoulder (Columbia ) first her on the ________. cheek mistake She ______ ________ stepped back Julia Smith appearing surprised _________ from and take a few steps (Britain) away ______ _______ from Mr.
a Japanese The second mistake George Cook from (Canada)
He ________ to Mr. bowed Cook and his nose touched _________ Mr. moving Cook’s _______ ________. hand He ________ reached ________ _______ his hand ________ to the out Japanese.
True or false?
1. Mr. Garcia kissed Miss Julia Smith because they have known each other well. F 2. George Cook reaches his hand out in order to shake hands with the Japanese. T 3. All cultures don’t greet each the same way. T
4. When a Japanese bows to you, he
is apologizing to you for what he has done. F 5. French people, like the English, will keep a certain distance from others. F
6. Men from all Muslin countries will
not shake hands with women. F
7. From the passage we can see
western cultures are better than
eastern cultures. F
8. It’s necessary to study body
language because it helps us to get better understanding among people from different cultures. T
Finish the exercises on pages 28 and 29. Pay attention to the useful words, expressions and structures.