郭小祐 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 9 年前


(A). It’s considered more polite to look to the side during a conversation.

(B). It shows interest in what they’re saying and is thought to carry a sense of honesty.

(C). Given such differences with even the most common expressions, people traveling abroad and those in international business have a real need to learn the other culture’s body language.

(D). By walking in a slumped position, we show we’re sad, while a straight posture displays confidence. Other types of body language include our tone of voice, clothing, and proxemics (the physical distance between people).

(E). Since body language differs greatly from place to place, it’s easy to misunderstand what someone from another country means.

Body Language Across Cultures

(from Unit 2, Reading Fusion 1, by Andrew E. Bennett, Cranebook)

Using words isn’t the only way we say things. By leaning forward, narrowing our eyes, and folding our arms, we also communicate feelings. With as much as 70% of what we say coming from this type of non-verbal communication, it’s clearly important to be aware of our body language. That’s especially true when dealing with people from other cultures, since a smile in Baltimore may not mean the same as a smile in Beijing.

There are several types of body language. With gestures, we use our arms and hands to show moods, ask questions, and share information. Our faces are very expressive, with more than 90 muscles working to send messages of surprise, happiness, anger and so on. There’s also kinesic communication, which refers to our body shape. _____(A)_____.

_____(B)_____. For instance, smiling, one of the most common expressions, is used to show happiness or friendliness in North America. Yet in East Asia,


it can be a sign of discomfort or embarrassment. Also, shaking one’s hand may mean “no” in England, while carrying the opposite meaning in Bulgaria. Many daily actions, from greeting people to shaking hands, vary around the world.

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Culture has a strong influence on non-verbal communication. The simple act of looking someone in the eye is not at all that straightforward. In the USA, people are encouraged to look directly at people when speaking to them. _____(C)_____.

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However, in Japan and Korea, people avoid long periods of eye contact. _____(D)_____.

The Lebanese, in contrast, stand close together and look intensely into each other’s eyes. The action shows sincerity and gives people a better sense of what their counterpart wants.

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_____(E)_____. One helpful method is watching movies or TV shows. Picture books showing a sequence of events can also illustrate concepts like personal space. In face to face contacts, if you can’t understand someone’s gestures or expressions, it’s a good idea to ask what he or she means.

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Body language refers to the kinds of _____(6)_____ in the ways in which people use their bodies. But sometimes it's very easy to _____(7)_____. For example, there was a woman I know who was giving examples of active listening as a mode of being a good teacher.

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And active listening means listening all the way. So she had her students, who were all teachers, role play. One would be talking and the other would be listening. The one who was listening was sitting down, the one who was talking was standing up. The listener in one case, was like this.

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  • 阿昌
    Lv 7
    9 年前









    有幾種類型的肢體語言。用手勢,我們用我們的胳膊和手,顯示情緒,提出問題和共享信息。我們的臉是非常傳神,與超過90個驚喜,快樂,憤怒等發送郵件肌肉。還有身勢的溝通,這是指我們的身體形狀。 _____(一)______。



    文化非語言溝通上有強大的影響力。簡單的行為是在尋找某人的眼睛不那麼簡單。在美國,人們都鼓勵人直接看他們說話時。 _____(三)______。

    然而,在日本和韓國,人們避免長時間接觸眼睛。 _____(四)______。





  • 5 年前