* 1 Types of gestures
* 2 Studies of gesture
* 3 Social significance
* 4 Hand gestures
* 5 Body gestures 5.1 Mooning 5.2 Anasyrma 5.3 The "peacock"
* 6 Head/face gestures
6.1 Facial expressions 6.2 Eye-rolling 6.3 Nodding 6.4 Bent head 6.5
Head shaking 6.6 Head turning 6.7 Pointing by chin
6.8 Hello by nod
* 7 See also
* 8 References
* 9 External links
School reprimands seven-year-old boys for playing 'army game' in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
"A primary school has been condemned by parents for disciplining two seven-year-old boys after teachers ruled playing army games amounted to "threatening behaviour"...
Staff ... reprimanded the two boys after they were seen making pistol shapes with their fingers."
The school said "the gun gestures were “unacceptable” and were not permitted at school."
INCIDENTAL GESTURES - Mechanical actions with secondary messages
EXPRESSIVE GESTURES - Biological gestures of the kind we share with
MIMIC GESTURES - Gestures which transmit signals by imitation
SCHEMATIC GESTURES - Imitations that become abbreviated or abridged
SYMBOLIC GESTURES - Gestures which represent moods and ideas
TECHNICAL GESTURES - Gestures used by specialist minorities
CODED GESTURES - Sign-language based on a formal system
with Gestures (everythingesl.net)
"Very few gestures are universally understood and
interpreted. What is perfectly acceptable in the United States may be
rude, or even obscene, in other cultures."
- Understanding Different Interpretations of Common Gestures
- Answer Key for Body Language Activities
1 History of sign language
2 Linguistics of sign 2.1 Sign languages' relationships with
3 Use of signs in hearing communities 3.1 Spatial grammar
and simultaneity 3.2 Written forms of sign languages
4 Home sign
It "is a word guessing game. In the form most commonly
played today, it is an acting game in which one player acts out a word
or phrase, often by pantomiming similar-sounding words, and the other
players guess the word or phrase. The idea is to use physical rather
than verbal language to convey the meaning to another party..."
1. Basic Courtesies and dining etiquette
2. Simple hand gestures
4. Rude or hostile signs
5. Waiting in line
6. Shaking Head
7. Nodding Head
10. Hellos and Good-bye
"In Europe, gestures can contribute to the language
barrier. Here are a few common gestures, their meanings, and where you're
likely to see them..."
Hand Gestures - Speak Italian With Your Hands
Illustrated hand gestures
with an explanation in Italian and English.
Children at The Quest Academy have been banned
from copying David Cameron and
Barack Obama's high-fiving antics.
shows different emotion."
Conversation Questions :
INTERACTIVE exercises :
Exercises TO PRINT :
- Body language
"First match each drawing with the jumbled titles
- Then find the common interpretation given to the sign or gesture
in our country"
Verbs Vocabulary Exercise -
Circle the correct answer.
- ex : "You do this with your head when you agree with something.
A To sway B To shake C To nod"
Skills Quiz (johnboe.com)
"Are you aware that your body language reveals your deepest feelings
and hidden thoughts to total strangers?..."
Lesson plans :
- Soccer player banned for life for Nazi salute (March 19, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A Greek football player has been banned from playing for his country for life after making a Nazi salute on the pitch.
AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis, 20, made the gesture after scoring the winning goal for his team on Saturday."
Aim : "To present gestures and imperatives while practising
body parts vocabulary."
Gestures by Julia Spicher Kasdorf (poets.org)
"Among the first we learn is good-bye,
your tiny wrist between Dad's forefinger
and thumb forced to wave bye-bye to Mom..."
Language - INXS :
"Use your eyes and your face
Words have no place
Move your body in a way
So I will know what you say"