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Oxford English 2, Unit 2 - Communication '

Oxford English: An International Approach Book 2, Unit 2 - Communication, 'Beyond Words' Vocabulary, pp. 24-29
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to text
to send a written message on a mobile phone
verbal
communication using spoken words
non-verbal
expressed without words
to mime
telling a story or acting out a dramatic or comical scene by means of hand and body movements rather than speaking (pantomime)
sign language
A form of communication that uses mainly hand movements to convey messages
to be lost for words
to be so shocked, surprised, full of admiration etc. that you cannot speak
facial
of or concerning the face
fluently
easily and rapidly, as in speaking or writing
talkative
friendly and open and willing to talk
offstage
a stage area out of sight of the audience
moral
the significance or the message of a story or event
to conquer
To fight for and win the territory of another country or empire
to entertain
writing meant for enjoyment (it could make you cry, laugh, or scream!)
stock characters
a stereotypical character, one we are familiar with
melancholy
a feeling of thoughtful sadness
intermittent
stopping and starting at irregular intervals
intrigue
to plot in a secret way; to scheme