Unit 21 Body language
Which of the following is a form of communication ?
A: ___________ to someone .
B: ___________ in a corner at a party with your arms crossed .
C: ___________ contact with the salesman when you are buying something .
D: All of the above .
______________ , or_____________________to __________, is probably the
best known form of communication . However ,______________________ on answer B and the lack of eye contact in answer C ,can say as much or more as speech .
Let`s take a closer look at answer B. You are at a party and see your friend Tom _____________alone in a corner with his arms crossed . When you ask him if he ______________the party , he says “Yes , ___________________________ .” Do you _____________ him ? Probably not , because his ________________ is telling you that he doesn`t like being there .If someone asks you later whether you think Tom liked the party , you might say “He said he enjoyed it , but it didn`t look like it .”
Now let`s look at C . Imagine that you are a salesman at a store .You always greet your customers __________________and then_________________. But what if one of your customers ___________making eye contact with you ? Do you still speak to her ? Probably__________ . By not ______________you , she has told you that she _____________________________________.
_______________ can help you ______________whether a person is telling the ____________or not .If a person covers his /her hand , or if he /she put his /her finger over his /her mouth , he /she may be lying . If the person you are talking to touches his/ her ears or neck , this is also a sign that he / she may not be telling you the truth . How can you tell if the person you are talking to ________________what you saying ? Watching his /her ____________will give you a good idea . Someone who is ____________will lean forward in their seat and will _____________you when you are speaking .They may also _____________to show that they are ______________and _____________what you are saying