Grade 9 Unit 3 Topic 2 Section B

(Jane meets Kangkang and Yukio at the school gate.)

Jane: (Waving) Hi, Kangkang and Yukio!

Yukio: (Bowing) Hello, Jane!

Kangkang: Yukio, when Jane says “Hi” she waves her hand, but when you say “Hello” you bow [1]bow: US: [baʊ]  UK: [baʊ]   n. 弓;蝴蝶结;船头;v. 鞠躬;点头;低(头);垂(首).

Yukio: In Japan, we bow when we are saying hello as a sign of respect.

Jane: In Canada, we wave as a sign of peace and friendship.

Kangkang: I think that is known as [2]be known as: 被称为;被认为是;以……著称 body language. We use body language to communicate how we feel, even if there is silence [3]silence: US: [ˈsaɪləns]   UK: [‘saɪləns]   n. 沉默;寂静;无声;缄默.

Yukio: Did you notice that Miss Wang smiles when she is happy, and when she is angry she puts her hands on her hips [4]hip: US: [hɪp] UK: [hɪp] n. 髋;臀部;臀部…的;野蔷薇果? Then I know whether she will praise [5]praise: US: [preɪz]  UK: [preɪz]   n. 赞美;赞扬;称赞;赞颂  v. 赞扬;表扬;称赞;颂扬 or punish us.

Jane: (Laughing) When my little sister is angry, she crosses her arms and stamps her foot!

Kangkang: I wonder if body language means the same thing in all cultures.

Jane: We should do some research [6]do some research: 做些研究;做调查. People could communicate better if they knew more about [7]know about: 知道,熟悉,了解 their body language.

Yukio: Let’s ask Miss Wang and Ms. Jones if they will help us with our research.

Jane: That is a good idea. Goodbye, Kangkang. Goodbye, Yukio.

Kangkang and Yukio: (Waving) Goodbye, Jane.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 bow: US: [baʊ]  UK: [baʊ]   n. 弓;蝴蝶结;船头;v. 鞠躬;点头;低(头);垂(首)
2 be known as: 被称为;被认为是;以……著称
3 silence: US: [ˈsaɪləns]   UK: [‘saɪləns]   n. 沉默;寂静;无声;缄默
4 hip: US: [hɪp] UK: [hɪp] n. 髋;臀部;臀部…的;野蔷薇果
5 praise: US: [preɪz]  UK: [preɪz]   n. 赞美;赞扬;称赞;赞颂  v. 赞扬;表扬;称赞;颂扬
6 do some research: 做些研究;做调查
7 know about: 知道,熟悉,了解
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