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  Text A    non-verbal connunication


  1.non-verbal adj.   wordless, without involving the use of language (非词语的,非语言的)

  non-是一个常用前缀,通常加在形容词,名词或副词前,表示“非”,“无”,“不是”,“不重要的”,“无价值的”。如nonbeliever (无信仰的人)

  nonsmoker (不抽烟的人),nonstop (不停的,直达的), nonviolence(非暴力的),

  nondegree (非学位的),nonbook (无真实价值的书)

  1)Gesture is a form of non-verbal expression. (手势是一种非语言的表达方式。)

  2)Professor Wang is going to give us a lecture on non-verbal communication. (王教授将给我们做关于非语言交际问题的讲座。)

  3)You will have a better idea of it after you read the verbal instructions.(看了文字说明你就会对此有更深的了解。)

  2. oral adj. 口头的

  1) He gave us an oral report after inspecting the factory. (视察了那家工厂后,他给我们作了口头汇报。)

  2) They will have an oral English test tomorrow afternoon. (明天下午他们将有一个英语口试。)

  3) He broke the oral thermometer and had to buy a new one. (他摔坏了口腔温度计,不得不去买个新的。)

  3. approval n.

  agreement to an idea, plan, decision, etc.(赞成,同意);

  a formal statement that sth. is acceptable (认可批准)


  arrive——arrival  deny——denial  refuse——refusal

  survive——survival  try——trial  withdraw——withdraw 等等

  我们以前也学习过-al做形容词后缀,如:brutal 的),mortal (致命的),racial (种族的),social (社会的)等等

  1) He nodded his approval when we informed him of our plan. (当我们把计划告诉他时,他点头表示同意。)

  2) His proposal won the approval of many people. (他的建议赢得了许多人的支持。)

  3) My idea is unlikely to meet with the approval of my parents. (我的想法不可能得到我父母的认可。)

  4) This project has the approval of the National Treasury. (这个项目得到了国家财政部的批准。)

  5) She didn't conceal her disapproval of what we had done. (她毫不掩盖自己对我们所为的不赞成。)

  6) The colonel looked at the soldier with disapproval. (上校以非难的目光看着那个士兵。)

  7) His marriage was not approved by his family. (他的家人不赞同他的婚姻。)

  8) My boss approved of my attending the conference. (老板同意我出席会议。)

  本句中的approve作不及物动词用,后面接of + (动)名词,不接复合宾语。

  4. frown n. v. 皱眉;不满

  1) He gave me a frown of disapproval. (他向我做了个不赞成的表情。)

  2) She frowned at her mother when she was asked to do some housework.(要她做点家务事时,她朝母亲皱眉头。)

  3) Critics frowned on/upon the idea. (评论家对这种意见表示不赞同。)

  5. reaction n. 反应;对抗

  在前一单元中,我们学习了动词react, reaction是react的名词形式。无论用动词还是名词,当表示“对…作出反应”时,后面要用介词to.如:

  1) How did he react to the news? (他对此消息如何反应?)

  2) What was their reaction to your proposal? (他们对你的建议有何反应?)

  3) I am not sure how he will react to such a straightforward answer. (我吃不准他会对如此直率的回答作出什么反应。)

  4) What was the audience's reaction to his speech? (听众对他的发言有何反应?)

  6. embarrass v. 使窘迫,使为难;麻烦,妨碍

  1) She was embarrassed by her husband's drunken behavior. (她丈夫的酒后举止使她难堪。)

  2) It embarrasses me even to think about it. (我连想想这件事都觉得不好意思。)

  3) We didn't want to embarrass him in any way. (我们一点也不想使他为难。)

  4) We found him embarrassed with debts. (我们发现他已经负债累累。)

  7. staff n. 全体职工、参谋部     v. 为…配备工作人员

  1) The company has got a staff of more than 800. (这家公司有800多名职工。)

  2) The editorial staff of a newspaper demanded pay increases. (一家报纸的全体编辑人员要求增加工资。)

  3) He served as a chief of staff in the army. (他在部队做参谋长。)

  4) The labs are staffed with two engineers. (实验室里配备了两名工程师。)

  5) We must staff the center with men with a formal training. (我们必须为中心配备受过正规训练的人员。)


  1) The secretary has to get all the stuff ready before the meeting starts.(会议开始前秘书得把所有的东西准备好。)

  2) ——Do you want some jelly? (你想来点果子冻吗?)

  ——No, I hate the stuff. (不,我讨厌那东西。)

  3) The buses are always stuffed with passengers during the rush hours.(上下班高峰时间,公共汽车上总是挤满了乘客。)

  4) He really wanted to stuff his ears with cotton-wool when his mother rattled on. (母亲喋喋不休时,他真想用棉托把耳朵堵上。)

  8. gesture n. 姿势,手势;(外交等方面的)姿态   v. 做手势

  1) He gestured to me to sit down. (他示意我坐下。)

  2) She gestured with her head towards the closed door. (她用头朝紧闭的门示意了一下。)

  3) The old man gestured me to his study. (老人示意我去他的书房。)

  4) He raised his hands in a gesture of despair. (他举起双手以示绝望。)

  5) What he has done is just a political gesture to draw popular support. (他所做的只是争取民众支持的一种政治姿态。)

  9. proximity n. 接近,亲近,近似


  1) Much of the town's attractiveness lies in its proximity to Niagara Falls.(这座城市吸引人的地方主要在于它离尼亚加拉瀑布很近。)

  2) I have grown accustomed to the continual proximity of the animals. (我已习惯总有动物在我附近。)

  3) be in close proximity to (非常接近于)

  4) in the proximity of (在…附近)

  5) proximity of blood (近亲)

  6) proximity effect (邻近效应)

  7) proximity talks (近距离间接会谈)

  10. cultural adj. 文化的


  1) Cultural differences caused a lot of misunderstandings. (文化方面的差异造成了许多误解。)

  2) These peoples have different cultural traditions. (这些民族有着不同的文化传统。)

  3) This city is often referred to as a cultural desert. (这个城市常被称为文化沙漠。)

  11. invasion n. 入侵,侵略

  这个单词的动词形式是invade.In是个前缀,意思是 “into”,vade是个词根,意思是 “to go”。


  decide——decision (决定)  pervade——pervasion (弥漫)

  evade——evasion (逃避)

  1) Japan launched an invasion into China. (日本入侵中国。)

  2) This is an evasion of individual privacy. (这是对个人隐私的干预。)

  3) What you are doing now will undoubtedly invade the rights of others. (你现在的所为无疑将侵犯他人的权利。)

  4) No one would allow his family privacy to be invaded. (谁也不会允许自己的家庭私生活受到侵扰。)

  12. fiddle n. 小提琴  v. 拉提琴;不停拨弄;闲荡


  1) In his eyes father plays first fiddle in the family. (在他看来父亲在家里居首要地位。)

  2) His face was as long as a fiddle when his request was refused. (他的要求遭到拒绝时他拉长了脸。)

  3) Don't worry about him. He is as fit as a fiddle. (别为他担心,他非常健康。)


  1) He sat nervously fiddling with his spectacles. (他坐在那儿紧张地拨弄他的眼镜。)

  2) He didn't like anyone to fiddle with his bicycle. (他不喜欢任何乱动他的自行车。)

  3) Don't fiddle about, go and help your mum with the housework. (别再闲荡了,去帮妈妈做家务。)

  4) Father was angry because Tom fiddled away the whole day. (父亲很生气,因为汤姆浪费了整整一天的时间。)

  13. wriggle v. / n. 蠕动,扭动,蜿蜒

  英语中以wr开首的单词,w通常不发音,如write (写),wrap (包扎),wrestle (摔跤),wretched (痛苦的),wring (拧),wrinkle (皱纹),wrong (错误的)

  1) The child wriggled out of his mother's arms. (那孩子扭动着挣脱了母亲的怀抱。)

  2) A snake wriggled across the road. (一条蛇蜿蜒游过公路。)

  3) He got through the hole with a wriggle. (他扭动着身子从洞口钻了出去。)

  14. confess v. 承认;坦白,供认

  1)He confessed his crime in the face of the evidence. (在证据面前,他认罪了。)

  2) He confessed hating his present job. (他承认他恨目前的工作。)

  3) I have to confess that I didn't understand what she said. (我不得不承认我没听懂她说的话。)

  4) He confessed to being a drug addict. (他承认自己有毒瘾。)

  5) The student refused to confess to having cheated on the exam. (那个学生拒绝承认考试作弊。)

  从以上的例句中我们可以看出confess可以作及物动词用,也可作不及物动词用。作及物动词用时,confess的后面可以接名词、动名词和宾语从句等。作不及物动词用时,confess的后面要接介词to,其用法同于admit to sth/doing sth

  15. intense adj. 强烈的,紧张的;热烈的

  1) Because of the intense heat, I slept very little last night. (由于天气酷热,我昨夜没怎么睡。)

  2) The intense light dazzled my eyes. (强光使我目眩。)

  3) He has intense interest in computer. (他对计算机有极大的兴趣。)

  4) Diplomatic activity has been intense recently. (近来外交活动紧张频繁。)

  16. brief adj. 简短的,简洁的  v. 作简要的介绍,汇报

  1) He will go to England for a brief visit. (他将去英国进行短期访问。)

  2) She only made a brief statement at the meeting. (她在会上只作了简短的陈述。)

  3) They briefed the press about the recent happenings. (他们向报界通报最近发生的事情。)

  4) They had been well briefed about the political situation. (对政治形势他们已被简要告知。)

  17. volume n. 卷册,书卷;体积;音量

  1) The community has a library of 12,000 volumes. (这个社区有一个藏书12,000的图书馆。)

  2) The passenger volume this May was not as big last May. (今天五月的客流量没有去年的大。)

  3) Turn down the volume please. The baby is sleeping. (宝宝在睡觉,请把音量调低。)




  肢体语言可被分为五类:1)身体姿势和脸部表情 2)目光交流 3)肢体距离 4)服装和外貌 5)语言特性。关于第三点,不同的文化有不同的反映。在某些文化中,人们在交谈时紧挨在一起是很自然的事,而在其他中,如美国,这样做则是不甚妥当的。




  1. That isn't a catch question.


  1) The thief was caught by the police on the scene. (小偷被警察当场抓住。)

  2) He didn't catch the last train. (他没赶上末班火车。)

  3) He caught a bad cold last week. (他上周得了重伤风。)

  1)The building caught fire and many people were trapped in it. (大楼着了火,许多人被困在里面。)

  2)Sorry, I didn't quite catch you. (对不起,我没听清你的话。)

  在本课文的这个句子中,catch用作名词,意思是a hidden problem,difficulty,or obstacle in sth. (难人的问题,诡计)。如:

  1)There is a catch in it. (这里面有蹊跷。)

  2)Don't worry. There are no catch questions in the paper. (别担心,试卷里没有怪题。)

  3)He was taken surprise by the catch question. (那个怪题使他诧异。)

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