BODY LANGUAGE LESSON PLAN
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Discuss the following points:
1. When you meet someone for the first time, how do you greet him or her?
2. Do you use the same greeting for men as for women?
3. How do you greet a friend of the same sex as yourself?
4. How do you greet a friend of the opposite sex?
5. How do you greet members of your family: children adults old people?
6. Describe three gestures you use frequently and say what they mean.
7. How would you expect the following people to dress?
- a dentist
- a bank manager
- a teacher a shop assistant
- a secondary school student
8. Which gestures are impolite in your culture?
Excerpt from Lesson:
When we communicate with other people it is not only our words that contain the meaning. On the contrary, it is said that words are 7% effective, tone of voice is 38% effective and non-verbal clues are 55% effective. By non-verbal communication we mean facial expression; gestures with hands, arms, legs; the way we sit or stand; the way we touch other people; the distance we keep between ourselves and the people we are talking to; our dress and our appearance. These all communicate a message to other people.
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