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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
April
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Writing about body language

FrankFrank ModeratorPosts: 6,536 mod
Do you often write (or speak) about body language? Then these phrases might be helpful.
Now try to write something about your life or work using one or more of these phrases.






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  • verom_gonzalezverom_gonzalez Posts: 4,838 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 4
    That's great! Thanks, Frank!
    In fact, I yawned before writing this.

    Could I say: "I write this while I'm yawning"? ;)
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    A good idea to start a new game @Frank!

    She took in a deep breath before she opens the door, because she was excited when her boyfriend arrived the first time at her house.
  • taghriedtaghried Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    one day there was a girl.she was walking along her home's backyard, and suddenly she found a small creature, she pressed her hands to her cheeks because this creature was pretty cute.
  • JuleeJulee Posts: 187 ✭✭✭
    I usually tilt my head in the process of nodding at some big list of words or while watching movies.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    During the job interview he held constantly his nose.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    Paulette said:

    During the job interview he constantly held his nose.

  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,119 mod
    These are really useful phrases, and I think that even native English speakers could do with reading these, and we tend to say and write the same things over and over again when we could actually vary what we write.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    When my mother saw me cry she always spread her arms wide.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,119 mod
    Paulette said:

    When my mother saw me cry she always spread her arms wide.

    That is so that you could go to her for a hug, which is one of the most comforting things that you can do when you are upset.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    Hugs are just the best. I saw a friend of mine who has just returned from white water rafting the length of the Karnali River (at this time of year!). It was very nice when he gave me a bear hug, as we haven't seen each other for ages.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    She threw her head back of laughing after the man told a fantastic joke.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    She shook with suppressed mirth.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    He jammed his hands in his pockets because he was angry but he couldn't show it.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    She shrugged her shoulders in frustration.
  • NuruNuru Posts: 24 ✭✭
    Most orators move their hands gently when they give a speech.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    She shrugged her shoulders in disdain.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    While she was waiting for the doctor, she picked at her nails.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    She tossed her head.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    When she saw the accident she touched her hand to her heart.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    She puckered her lips.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    When he read his task he drew in a long breath.
  • NuruNuru Posts: 24 ✭✭
    After a dog scared me, I was breathing hard for an hour.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    Her shoulders sagged when she heard she had not won the first price.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    She bit her lip when she discovered that she had not been selected.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    He waved his hands when he saw his wife between the crowd.
  • NuruNuru Posts: 24 ✭✭
    She ducked to escape when she knew her dad was coming for her.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    She trembled after she heard a ghastly noise in the dark.
  • NuruNuru Posts: 24 ✭✭
    I know when he lies, because he scratchs his beard when he lies.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,349 mod
    Most people purse their lips and look away when they are telling lies.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    After he already for,hours studied the mathematics he buried his hands in his hair.
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