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Body Language – IELTS Speaking Practice

Body Language – IELTS Speaking practice

Body LanguageIELTS Speaking Practice


Argue for/against: 

Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.

Animals are more competent than humans when it comes to using body language.


Photo Scanning:

Please examine the photo below and try to come up with as many reasons as you can in support of the following statement:

Animals are instinctively more prepared to encode and decode body language signals.

animal-communication


Reaching a Conclusion: 

  • At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
  • The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.

Call for Feedback:

Please help us to improve the quality of this class and our online community (LELB Society) by expressing your precious ideas about this question:

In our online classes, you have been experiencing three types of assessment: (1) self-assessment, (2) peer-assessment, and (3) teacher assessment. Among these three types of assessment, which one do you consider to be comparatively more important to create an ideally interactive online learning community? Please bring reasons for your opinions.

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44 thoughts on “Body Language – IELTS Speaking Practice”

  1. 8. Anthropologists argued that all movements of the body have meaning and that nonverbal behavior has a grammar that can be analyzed in similar term to spoken language.
    Do u agree with above sentence? Explain your idea

    • It seems that the proportion of using the body language in humans and animals is revered, since animals are deprived of the ability of speech, most often they use their body language to communicate (sometimes they use their sound in communication). But what humans use as body language is different from animals. In fact almost all of the communication in animals is done through their body but human most often use some abstract signs to communicate. Clearly speaking, humans apply some complicated mental abilities in their communication which make it distinct from animals’.

      • Thanks for your reply.
        Some scientific facts about animal communication and language!
        Corrections:
        Body language without ‘the’
        revered?? Did you mean ‘reverse’?

    • With the development of language skills, the role of body language decreased gradually so human got away from their instinct. Since the animals are more instinctive behavior so using body language and knowing it is vitual for them.

  2. Dear students, I strongly recommend that you try to correct your classmates’ comments grammatically. You can take a more active role and improve your grammar and accuracy in English. I can be there, helping you as well. It’s the easiest way if you do nothing and wait for my correction in a passive way. If you try to correct the errors/mistakes that your classmates make, you will automatically embark upon changing this place to an exceptional opportunity to practice trial-and-error and get closer to more accuracy in English. It’s up to you.

    • I do agree with this brilliant quote. Eyes are called the windows of the soul, therefore the signals of eyes are kind of the language of our hearts. Eyes contact is one of strongest form of body language to communication. Perhaps someone isn’t able to express her/his feelings precisely or she/he is deceiving, hence a little knowledge of eyes contact could be helpful to understand the real point of his/her conversation.

        • Thank you!
          I wrote postscript in the different paragraph to make it separated from my main answer to this question but I don’t know why after posting, all of them are shown in one paragraph. ?
          Maybe it’s better to omit this part to prevent of misunderstanding?!

          • You did it right. There was a ‘Read more’ tag to your comment. If you had clicked on that tag, you could have noticed that your follow-up comment had been written in another paragraph.

    • It is obvious that body language has a key role in our communication, because we can transfer our feeling and purpose easily by body language. According to the new research which published, there is direct relation between audiences’ trust and lecturer’s body language, so to effect on people we need to use body language in best way.

      • Thanks for your reply.
        ☹️ I’m sorry to remove your direct link. You know, I’m responsible for the content of this website, and I didn’t have time to review the information on that page.
        Corrections: ✍️
        feelings and purposes
        … research which was published
        there is a direct relationship
        so to affect people,
        in the best way

    • From my point of view,When we learn a new language,no matter which language it is,we have to learn its own body languages too.as a matter of fact learning gestures which are related to diffrent part of the world can not only help you to communicate easily with people ,but also it will prevent effending people because gestures have diffrent meaning in diffrent parts of the world.For instance ,the sign of “OK” in european country indicates confirmation and approval,since people in Iran and in some south american countries, consider it as a discourtesy.
      From the appearence of humanbeing up till now it has been a convinient and successful approach in communication between people all over the world.

      • Thanks for your thorough reply.
        Corrections:
        Consider a space after any punctuation mark.
        offending
        European
        Southern American
        appearance of human beings
        convenient

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