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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106464: Language and gestures
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    Language and gestures

    Signs used while communicating. 

    Italians are famous for gesticulating but the English also express themselves with facial expressions and gestures.

    Let’s see the most common ones.

    To nod : to say “yes” with one’s head

    To shrug : to move one’s shoulders in sign of disinterest or indifference

    To wave : to move one’s hand to greet or say goodbye

    To  stoop : to incline your body to show deference or submission

    To kneel : to touch the ground with one’s knees and remain in that position

    To wink (at)  : to close one eyelid to suggest something to someone else 

    To roll one’s eyes : to lift your eyes to show that you’re bothered by someone

    To curtsy : to bend one’s body in sign of deference and respect

    To make  a grimace :  facial expression to show disgust or disapproval

    To frown : to contract the brows in sign of disapproval or displeasure

    To make the V-sign :  ( with one’s palm outwards it  means victory, otherwise it is a very rude gesture).

    To give the high-five :  to touch the palm of  person’s hand with the palm of yours in sign of congratulation.

    Generally young people give the high-five to show approval or congratulation.



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    2. She goodbye to the people on the platform and disappeared inside the train.

    3. When Jerry his shoulders I realized he was not interested in my plans.

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    5. Grannie did not utter a word but her head in sign of consent.

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    7. The ladies-in-waiting always in front of the Queen.

    8. The child when he was offered the pea soup.

    9. When the good-looking man at her, Marion blushed.

    10. “She to Conquer” is a famous comedy by Oliver Goldsmith.

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