- развитие навыков культуры поведения и контроля
своими эмоциями в общении с окружающими вас
- умение использовать невербальные средства при
общении с носителями языка.
- активизация изученного лексического и
грамматического материала по теме "Body language” в
- закрепление навыков поискового и просмотрового
- уделять внимание использованию "речевых
клише” при выражении своего мнения;
- развитие навыков поисковой и исследовательской
работы при подготовке и написании проектов.
- видеофильм "Follow me”;
- текст "Body language” из журнала "Speak out” №2/2004, стр.
- газета, выполненная учащимися с вырезками
известных людей из различных газет;
- плакаты на доске:
- "There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness”
- "Beauty is power, a smile is its sword!”
Дополнительная литература: "Язык
телодвижений: как читать мысли других по их
жестам” автор – Аллан Пиз.
- Показ фильма "Лицо” 1 и 2 части. Их обсуждение.
- Показ различных жестов из книги Аллана Пиза и их
- Сбор необходимой информации, ее анализ и
написание проектов учащимися в группах.
Good morning, dear students and our guests! You are welcome to this
and exciting world called "Body language”. You can feel some mystery
about it because
we don’t know much about it. Today we will try to open a small slot into
understand some non-verbal means of communication. Firstly, we will
speak about our faces
and facial expressions, then we shall read the text about meanings of
some gestures and
postures. After that we shall try to analise some pictures and photos.
1) The teacher:
Look at the blackboard! You can see two statements on it:’There is no
beauty like happiness’ and ‘Beauty is power, a smile is its sword’. Read
try to explain their meaning.
Pupils give their explanation. Ask 3-4 pupils.
2) The teacher:
And now we shall try to make a spidergram on the blackboard and
analise what our body
language consists of.
Pupil 1: It consists of "Facial expressions and gestures”
Pipul 2: It also contains "Sounds and touches”
Pupil 3: It is also important what we wear, our clothes.
3) The teacher:
What is the most important part of it? Why? Could you explain your
Pupil 1: In fact facial expressions and gestures have always been a
powerful way of
communicating and many expressions have the same meaning all over the
world. For example,
people smile when they are happy or frown when they are sad. However,
some gestures may
have different meanings in different places. A friendly sign in one
culture might be
impolite in another – so take care!
Pupil 2: Another way of showing your feelings is through touch or
sounds that aren’t
words. Sighs and groans can show that you are bored, depressed or
frustrated. But hugs and
kisses can be signs of affection and love.
Pupil 3: However, what we wear can say a lot about us. Business
people and politicians
usually wear expensive suits in order to appear serious; people in the
industry wear glamorous outfits; and teenagers might wear designer jeans
and pierce their
4) The teacher:
Then we see that all three parts are important and can tell us a lot
about a person
when you meet him or her for the first time.
Revisions of words connected with the topic. The group is divided
into three small
groups. Each small group consists of 3 pupils. The first group should
say only positive
nouns. The second group – only negative nouns. The third group – neutral
teacher throws a ball to each member of the group. If a pupil repeat the
word for the
second time or say the word from another group , the teacher stops
asking the group. The
other two groups should count the number of words said by the asked
group. The score is
hung or written on the blackboard.
- ill manners
6) The teacher shows three fragments from the film "Follow me”. They
without any sound. Pupils should guess the people’s profession according
gestures and postures.
The first woman is a hairdresser.
The second man is a dentist.
The third man is a footballer.
Pupils give their answers supporting them with their explanation.
7) The teacher:
Now we shall skim the text from the magazine "Speak out”. The text is
Have you ever wished you could read someone’s
mind? Well, you can,
just by picking up the unconscious messages their body gives you.
- Did you know that 93 per cent of our communication with others is
non-verbal? What we
actually say makes up only seven per cent of the picture! That’s
what US scientist Ray
Birdwhistell found out when he began to study body language back in
the 1950s. he filmed
conversations and then played them back in slow motion to examine
and posture. When he noticed the same movements happening again and
again, he realised
that the body can talk too!
- We use our bodies to send messages all the time. We nod instead of
shrug our shoulders to mean "I don’t know”, or raise our eyebrows to
- But even when we don’t want other people to know how we’re
feeling, our body
language can give us away. It’s not difficult to find out what
someone is really
thinking – and they won’t ever know it! The way we sit or stand, the
expression on our
face can reveal far more than words. But many of us miss these
important signals, because
we don’t know what to look out for. Here are some useful tips!
- How can you tell if a friend is fibbing to you? They’ll often
They’re embarrassed because they know they’re not telling the truth.
probably look away while they’re talking as well. That’s because our
eyes can reveal
what we’re thinking, even if we’re saying the opposite out loud.
- Boys tend to look at the ground when they’re lying, while girls
look at the ceiling.
If they put a hand over their mouth, it’s another signal they’re
lying. It’s as if
they’re trying to cover up the lie.
- We use folded arms as a defensive barrier to protect ourselves
when we feel nervous or
think someone is criticising us. So, if you’re making a point in a
discussion, and the
others fold their arms, you’d better give up! They’re shutting your
ideas out and you
won’t convince them – even if they say they agree with you.
Follow these tips, and you could become the most popular student in
You’ve met someone who you’d like to get to know better. Look them in
the eye – it
shows you’re sincere. When they’re talking, lean slightly forward
towards them and
tilt your head on one side. This gives the message "I’m interested and
attention”. Imitate their gestures. If they cross their legs, do the
same. But be
careful! Don’t be too obvious or they’ll think you’re making fun of
Try to guess the main idea of the text. Don’t worry about the meaning
of some words.
The teacher asks pupils about the main idea.
1) We use our bodies to send messages all the time.
2) When we don’t want other people to know how we are feeling, our
body language can
give us away.
8) Teacher gives the task to three groups: match the heading with the
member of the group does this task individually, then they compare their
answers . Each
group is given a list with the correct answers.The monitor of each group
anwers. The score is also written on the blackboard.
The headings are:
a. Signals of lying for boys and girls;
b. If it is possible to hide our feelings;
c. Some history of non-verbal means of communication:
d. What reveals us;
e. How body language works?
The correct answers are: 1-c; 2-f; 3-b; 4-d; 5-a; 6-e.
Tell me, please, what interesting or new facts you have known from
Pupils’ own answers.
And now we have the most important part of our lesson – your
projects. We will see
what you have found about body language and how it ‘works’ at different
Notes: One group consists of 4 pupils and the other consists of 5
pupils. They have
prepared two projects. The first project is "Our teachers’ faces – what
behind them”. The second project is ‘Teachers – their gestures and
signals to activate”.
Each group has a manager who introduces the group: 1st
pupil is an editor,
the 2nd pupil is a photographer; 3-d pupil is a designer.
Each project shows
photos of different teachers working in the lyceum. The photos were
taken unexpectedly ;
they can be taken at the lesson or during a break. Members of the group
meanings of gestures of different teachers. Also they give their
explanation if it is
easier to understand the teacher of physics, maths, history, literature
or English when he
or she uses different gestures explaining some new material.
Pupils also speak about the importance of using "Body language” in a
country when you don’t know its language perfectly well.
Some examples of pupils’ speech:
Pupil 1: For example, when a teacher moves her hands forward, she
show us a development
of something or enumerates things. Such lessons as Physics couldn’t be
hands, because some rules (like the rule of the right hand,the rule of
the left hand) a
teacher should show us- how to dispose our hands in a right way.
Pupil 2: But sometimes the same gesture or phrase has different
meanings in different
countries and cultures. For example, showing a thumb: in Russia it means
is all right, in England, Australia and New Zealand people try to stop
cars with this
sign; in Greece this gesture is offence and means "shut up”, in Italy
people start to
count things with a thumb and in the USA they finish counting with it.
The history of appearance of the famous letters ‘OK’ is also
people think that one man wrote expression "all correct” with mistakes
and since that
time people have been telling a short form of this phrase’OK’. There is
that ‘Ok’ is the opposite to ‘KO’ that means ‘knockout’. Also there is a
legend that firstly expression’OK’ was said by the Spanish king. In
means "Oh! Nothing” and in Japan it means money. So if you go to a
foreign country you
should be attentive with gestures and expressionsto be polite and
1) Pupils exchange their opinions about each other’s projects. They
The teacher comments on each project and the pupils’ activity at the
Everybody gets marks. The best pupils are awarded with ‘medals’. The
groups get the 1st
, 2nd or the 3d place according to the score on the
blackboard. The teacher
thanks the pupils for their work at the lesson..