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The Science of Body Language

Kei Quinal

Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. Body language is a   form of communication which means that it’s not spoken.

  2. One is always conscious of his/her body language.

  3. Crossed arms could convey a message that a person is   .

  4. Body language includes our   .

  5. The meanings behind each body language vary from culture to culture.

  6. If a person is slouching and avoiding eye contact, he/she may be upset about something.

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What body language do you usually use?

  2. Does that body language somehow show the kind of person you are?

  3. Do you see the need to change your body language habit? Why or why not?

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    Vocabulary

      • (psychoanalysis) the part of the mind of which a person is aware of
      • A facial expression is one or more motions or positions of the muscles beneath the skin of the face. According to one set of controversial theories, these movements convey the emotional state of an individual to observers.
      • a movement of your body (especially of your hands and arms) that shows or emphasizes an idea or a feeling
      • not involving or using words or speech.
      • the way in which your body is positioned when you are sitting or standing
      • (slouched) to walk, sit, or stand lazily with your head and shoulders bent forward
      • not easy to talk to or deal with : having an unfriendly manner : not approachable
      • sad, disturbed
      • (varied) change, differ

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