Sunday, August 19, 2012

46. Speaking with Your Every Move (II)

Google Images: Light in Motion
Reading your thoughts

Well, a week has passed and it’s time to have another look at the previous post – for those of you who read it right after August 12th; anyway, the exercises would be useless without going over the different extracts.

There are some suggested answers, too: you’ll have to ‘go on just one more page’!

Use the information in the text to complete the grid showing the messages which different postures send out. The first example has been done for you.

Posture/gesture
Message
smile
'I am keen to communicate'
arms/legs crossed

open posture

leaning forward

leaning back

warm handshake

nod of the head / eye contact


The five sections in the previous article are reflected here.
Look at the text about body language again. Read it quickly and match the most appropriate illustration A-E to each of the sections 1-5.

Now match one of the headings a-f to each of the five sections.

a Eye contact      d Stand close
b Forward lean   e Open posture
c Smile                  f Touch

In the text, find as many noun phrases (adjective + noun) as possible which describe different types of body language, e.g. pleasant/nice smile, phony face.

Collocate an adjective from list A with a noun from list B to produce as many phrases as possible. You can use the same noun with more than one adjective.
A
B
strong
friendly
open
positive
non-verbal
conversational
receptive
defensive
personal
brief
social
outside
first
indication
space
attitude
situations
problems
periods
signals
step
frame of mind
contact

How many different adjectives can you find in the text which can collocate with the words 'way' and 'manner'?

And now the time is ripe for a slice of real life!

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