Guess the emotion!

Guess the emotion!

Sadness

Sadness

Shyness

Shyness

After creating a poster of particular emotions in groups in activity AA3, students were asked to swap posters and guess what emotion was being displayed in each picture from someone else’s poster. They could only use their knowledge of the body language and facial expressions that they applied to complete AA3 to help them. Furthermore, they had to again use body language and facial expressions to communicate with their partnered students in order to discuss the pictures without understanding one other’s language. This highlighted the importance of body language and facial expressions when speaking.

The majority of students were able to understand which emotion was displayed and help one another to guess others. As there were three languages being used, it helped students learn basic emotions in foreign languages. As an ice breaker activity, this demonstrated that speaking isn’t the only way of communicating and that the Portuguese, French and English students were able to complete this activity and understand how one another was feeling without using speech at all. Students were then encouraged to use body language and facial expressions to communicate with each other throughout the week, even if they were not able to speak their language.

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