Unit 4 Body Language
感恩的心 我来自偶然 像一颗尘土 有谁看出我的脆弱 我来自何方 我情归何处 谁在下一刻呼唤我 天地虽宽 这条路却难走 我看遍这人间坎坷辛苦 我还有多少爱 我还有多少泪 要苍天知道 我不认输 感恩的心 感谢有你 伴我一生 让我有勇气作我自己 感恩的心 感谢命运 花开花落 我一样会珍惜
Pointing… scold someone Bending …toward you… Come here/ follow Tapping …to your head…
Discuss these questions with your partner first.
1.What is the purpose of language?
2. How can you tell someone’s feelings even if they do not speak? 3. What would you do if you need the other’s help urgently while you two speak different languages? 4. What do you think “body language” means?
1.What is the purpose of language?
The purpose of language is to be used as a tool of communication. That is, to exchange with others’ ideas, feelings, information, and so on. 2.How can you tell someone’s feelings even if they do not speak? By looking at their facial expressions.
surprise anger fear
3.What would you do if you need the other’s help urgently while you two speak different languages?
I will try to use my body language to tell the other what I need urgently. I’ll do it by miming , by any proper posture, or gestures, even by drawing pictures.
4.What do you think “body language” means?
Body language is the use of actions, gestures, posture and expressions to convey emotions.
Match some important words with their meanings
local (area) represent approach major express curious general likely to do avoid
move nearer to someone tell what you think wanting to know about sth. a particular area in which you live prevent sth. bad from happening probably do sth. speak or act for another person or group very large or important not limited to one part
Try to divide the whole passage into several parts and find out the main idea of each part.
Para1 You are sent to Pudong Airport ? Part1: ______ to meet business people. ____________________________ ? Part2: ______ Para2-3 Examples of learned or cultural “body language”. ____________________________ ? Part3: ______ Para4-5 Different people have different body languages. ____________________________ ? Part4: ______ Para6 Summary of body language. ____________________________
America OK Japan France Brazil Germany money zero rude
USA “great”or “good job” Nigeria Germany one rude
Choose the right gesture for a Chinese or an American. Come here!
The main idea of the whole text:
It tells us about the importance and necessity of body language and its differences between different cultures.
Answer the questions after scanning the text.
1. Why are the people visiting China? Because they are interested in the development of business in China. 2. What parts of the world are not represented by the visitors? Australia, Africa and Central America. 3. Why is Julia Smith surprised? She is surprised because Mr. Garcia approaches her so close and touches her shoulder and kisses her on the cheek.
4. Why do you move back from Ahmed Aziz? Because he is standing too close to you as you introduce yourself to him. (As a Chinese, people are not accustomed to standing too close to strangers.) 5. What do French people often do when they meet people they know? They shake hands and kiss each other twice on each cheek.
6. Can we expect people everywhere to act the same? Why?
No. Because people from different culture or countries act quite differently sometimes.
7. Why do you think we need to study body language?
It is quite necessary for us to study body language if we don’t want to cause any misunderstanding in communication /so that we don’t misunderstand each other.
8. Is the main character male or female?
Person and country
A man from Columbia
A woman from Britain A man from Japan
Suitable greeting To a man: *same as for a woman To a woman: touches her shoulder and kisses her on the cheek To a man: not to close, shake hands To a woman: *shake hands, will get close To a man: bows To a woman: *bows To a man: shake hands To a woman:*shake hands or kisses on both cheeks if known To a man: shake hands, kisses twice on the cheek To a woman: same to someone she knows
A man from Canada
A woman from France
A man from the To a man: comes close, shakes hands Middle East or some To a woman: nods Muslim countries
Fill in the chart:
character you country action (body language used)
Stand watching and listening first, then introduce China guests to each others; when introducing yourself to Ahmed Aziz, you move back a bit when the other is very close to you. Approach Ms Smith, touches her shoulder and kiss Mr. Garcia Columbia her on the cheek.
Britain Surprised at Mr. Garcia’s action and takes a few steps away from him. Both apologize when Mr. Mr. Cook Canada Reaches his hand out to the Japanese. Cook’s moving hand A Japanese Japan Bows to Mr. Cook. touches the Japanese’s nose.
Julia Smith Ahmed Aziz Madame Coulon
to ask you questions, nods at women. Moves very close to you when introduced, comes closer Shakes hands and kisses each other twice on each cheek.
1.Fill in the chart above and then be prepared to act out the situations in the text in pairs. 2.Discuss the importance of the body language. 3.Find out the –ing form of verb in the passage.
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