Урок: Video Lesson: Communication - Body Language

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Watch the video lesson. You may see it as many times as you wish. To go full screen, please click on the “full screen” button at the bottom right corner of the video box. Bulgarian transcript is available under the grammar section.


Гледайте видеото. Можете да го гледате кокото пъти желаете. За да го пуснете на цял екран, моля натиснете бутона за „цял екран” в долния десен ъгъл на видеото. Български превод на текста е наличен в секцията граматика.



Read the text and answer the questions below. Bulgarian transcript is available under the grammar section./ Прочетете текста и отговорете на въпросите. Български превод на текста е наличен в секцията граматика.

When you travel, you may think that if you don’t know the language, you can communicate using just gestures. Wrong! Knowing what gestures and body language mean in foreign countries can mean the difference between making friends and getting beaten up and it’s all too easy to make mistakes. Here are some tips that will definitely help you to survive in a foreign country:


If you are eating dinner in Pakistan you mustn’t use your left hand to get another piece of bread. The left hand is considered “unclean” so you must use your right hand.


In some parts of Tibet, sticking your tongue out is a friendly greeting so if you want to be polite, you should stick it out every time you meet someone you know. You don’t have to do that in Bulgaria. You can simply shake hands.


You can blow your nose in public in China but you can’t do this in Bulgaria. It is considered bad manners.


You shouldn’t put your elbows on the dinner table and you certainly shouldn’t point at people if you want to be considered a well-mannered person in Britain.


You mustn’t touch your girlfriend and you definitely can’t kiss her in public in some parts of Turkey. But you can hug a man and even hold him by the hand everywhere in this country.


Mark the statements with True or False.

It’s okay to use your left hand in Pakistan when you are eating.


In Tibet it’s a good idea to stick your tongue out to greet people.


It’s fine to blow your nose in public places in China. 


It’s okay to do this in Bulgaria, too.


It’s not a good idea to put your elbows on the table while you are eating in Britain.


In some parts of Turkey it’s a very bad idea to touch or kiss a girl in front of other people.


Test your memory. Complete the gaps using words from the text.

Body ; Dinner ; In ;Bad ; Stick out ; Make ; Blow ; Foreign ; Shake .

Choose the correct preposition from the list below.


by | at | in | in | of

Hold me the hand.



Don’t point this man. It’s impolite.



It’s not okay to do that public places.



You must be very careful some parts of Turkey.



Give me another piece bread, will you?

Choose the correct modal verb.


You _______ go in that room. It’s dangerous. 


______ I have another piece of that cake, please? It’s delicious. 


You ______ smoke in the school yard. It’s forbidden.


You _____ stay in. If you go out, they will punish you. 


You _____ eat less. You are getting really fat.


You _____ pay to park here. It’s free. 

Look at the situations and complete the sentences using the correct form of the modal verbs provided below.



can/can’t |  must/mustn’t | should/shouldn’t | have to/don’t have to


One friend to another: You do more exercise.



A doctor to a patient: You do more exercise.



A teacher to his students: You interrupt me when I speak. You have read the rules.



A teenage son to his father: Dad, I go to Jimmy’s party tonight?



A father to his teenage son: No, you go out tonight. May be tomorrow.



A boss to his secretary: No, you come tomorrow. It’s your day off.