English Vocabulary about Body Language for IELTS

English Vocabulary about Body Language

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English Vocabulary about Body Language

A pat on the back (idiom)

He deserves a pat on the back after graduating from college with a high grade.

Since he is a dead loss when it comes to multitasking, he should not wait for a pat on the back.


Beckon (noun & verb)

It was always a gentle nudge beckoning me to persist with difficult situations.

If you beckoned me, I would have stopped whispering.

She nudged me to beckon the committee forward through the entrance gateway.


Gesticulate (verb)

In my personal experience, people who are used to gesticulating during speaking, act unnaturally while telling lies.

I believe that lack of gesticulation during a speech culminates with monotony.


Give somebody the raspberry (idiom)

The people in the stadium booed the opposing team by giving them the raspberry.

Sometimes, giving someone the raspberry can be regarded as a reprimand.


Nod (noun & verb)

The tour guide asked us to nod our understanding of his accent.

Is it boastful to nod, when it comes to a marriage proposal?


Nonverbal / nɒnvɜb ə l◂ $ nɑnvɜr- /  (adj)

Nonverbal means the state of communicating with others without the aid of words and sentences, nonlinguistic transmission of information.

Scowling is an apparent example of nonverbal communication.

Were you to use nonverbal communication, you would not be able to convey your messages impeccably.


Scowl (noun & verb)

Being made so furious at the hospital, I scowled at nurses bitterly.


See eye to eye (idiom)

If two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other

What I am trying to establish is to see eye to eye with each other on every detail of the plan.


Sign language (noun)

Knowing sign language is a vital versatility for the people who live with a hearing-impaired person.

It is so wonderful that deaf people can take part in society and interact with others by means of sign language.


Shrug (noun & verb)

Although many attempts were made to make my neighbor aware of his disturbance to local residents, he simply shrugged his shoulders stubbornly.
It seems you are careless of my problems in that (inasmuch as) you almost always shrug your shoulders and show your inattention.

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48 thoughts on “English Vocabulary about Body Language for IELTS”

    1. “nonverbal” means to communicate with others without the aid of words and sentences.
      Scowl is an apparent example of nonverbal communication.

        1. There was another comment about “obesity” that took the role of subject, but it is uncountable and “Scowl” is countable and that’s why it needs “a” while “obesity” doesn’t and I mix them up.

    2. ►Nonlinguistic transmission of information.
      ✔Were you to use nonverbal communication, you would not be able to convey your messages impeccably.

    1. ►If two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other
      ✔The project would bear fruit, providing we see eye to eye on the benefits.

    1. It was always a gentle nudge beckoning me to persist with difficult situations.
      She nudged me to beckon the committee forward through the entrance gateway.

    1. Although many attempts has been carried out to make my neighbor aware of his disturbance to local residents, he shrugged his shoulders stubbornly.

      1. * Many attempts have been
        * The tenses of the sentences do not match. It’s better to say:
        he simply shrugs … Note that in the first sentence, you’ve used present perfect tense, and it means that the action is not over and its’ different from simple past tense. As a result, you cannot say “he shrugged…”.

    2. ✔It seems you are careless of my problems in that (inasmuch as) you almost always shrug your shoulders and show your inattention.

    1. In my personal experience, people who used to gesticulate during speaking, their gesticulation gets abnormal and unnatural while they are lying.

      1. * people who are used to gesticulating (to show a habitual action)
        * The subject of the last clause must be “people” as well because “who are used to gesticulating during speaking” is just an adjective clause and could be omitted.

        1. Therefore the correct sentence could be:
          People who are used to gesticulating, act/gesticulate abnormally and unnaturally while they are lying.

    1. Knowing the sign language is a vital versatility for the people who lives with a hearing-impaired person.

    2. ✔It is so wonderful that deaf people can take part in society and interact with others by means of sign language.

  1. Can Siriklioglu

    while hearing handicapped people use sign language to communicate others, it also can be considered as one of the most international communication method.

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