Task: Work assignment

Body Language

Published: 13.11.2012, Updated: 04.03.2017
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We tend to think of language as spoken and written words. Your body, however, also has its own language. In these tasks we focus on the language of the body and how it shows your mood, attitudes and identity and we would like you to think about the importance of body language in your field of work.

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Tasks

  1. What do you think when you see this drawing?
  2. What do think it intends to express?
  3. What are the most striking things you see in the drawing?
  4. Look at the colours. What do you think they express?
  5. This is a cartoon. Why do you think the artist chose this way to express his message?
  6. Many cultures are represented in the drawing. Do you recognise anything that is typical of a certain culture?

You will find out what the artist has called his drawing if you click

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Everybody smiles in the same language

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Creative Writing

Write short texts.

  1. Why are all these people gathered together? What is the occasion?
  2. The background of the drawing is very vague. If you were going to draw the background in the picture, what would you draw (e.g. is it a city, the countryside, winter, summer...?) and why?

Body Language in Your Workplace

Which part do you think body language plays in your field of work? How and in what areas is it important?

Discuss

  1. Do you think the proverb (ordtak): Everybody smiles in the same language is true? Give reasons and examples.
  2. Discuss this statement: "Body language is 80% of all communication."

Interactive Task

This is about body language and communication. Tick off the correct answers.

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