Common Gestures in English

As Effective English communication helps in getting attention and limelight, the gestures and body language also play an important role.

My Virtual Institute considers the importance of such Common Gestures and that’s why offering this uniquely designed online course to make participants enable to engage their hand gestures and body language while speaking.

In this lesson you will learn what these gestures are called.

  • Wink – Winking is the most subtle gesture. To wink is closing and opening of eyelid of one eye deliberately to convey a message, signal or suggestion.
  • Frown /Scowl – When eyebrows are brought together and the forehead is wrinkled usually indicating worry, displeasure, confusion or concentration.
  • Grin – To smile broadly especially indicating amusement or pleasure.
  • Nod – Head nodding is used to signify Yes or to acknowledge someone.
  • Shoulder Shrug – Shrugging conveys anger or when a person does not know something or doesn’t understand something.
  • Thumbs up – It is an OK signal used for approval or thumbs down is used for disapproval.
  • Flip off – It is quite an obscene gesture. When you make a fist and extend your middle finger. A sort of ‘Fuck you’ action.
  • Wave – Move one’s hand to and fro in greeting or waving goodbye.