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How do you look, when your'e sad? Like this? No. How do you look when your'e happy? Do
you look like that? No, you don't. It is through our facial expressions that other people understand,
that we are happy or we are sad or we are very angry. Right? Sometimes maybe we even
surprise, like that. The same way, there are certain expressions in words that help us
understand, what mood the other person is in and also help us talk to people about their
mood. If you want to learn such expressions, then stay with me, Michelle and we are going
to learn certain expressions for different moods.
We'll start with the first one here, Broad smile on the face. Like me of course, I'm
always smiling. You also keep smiling. Broad smile on the face as the word smile clearly
says is talking about something very happy, when your'e very happy, you use this expression.
Broad smile on the face. What happens when your husband comes back from work and your
little daughter sees him? Of course, she has such a broad and beautiful smile on her face.
And if you want to use it in a sentence, you can say that, Emma always wears a broad smile
on her face, when her father comes back from work. Moving on to the second one, Beaming
from ear to ear. What do we mean by beaming? Beaming means shining with light from ear to ear. Ear to ear means the whole
wide stretch of your mouth, so you are so happy that your'e smiling very wide, like
eeeeehhhh. And when does this happen? When your'e extremely happy, so this can be, when
you are happy and this is used when you are extremely happy. Have you seen kids, when
they see Ice-cream, they are extremely happy? Yes they are and we can use this expression.
Kids are beaming from ear to ear, when they see Ice-cream. So these two expressions broad
smile on the face and beaming from ear to ear can be used, when your'e very happy. Why
the long face? Long face, Isn't that a bit strange? Let me share with you an incident,
I have this friend Rachel. One fine day at work place I saw her walking pass me and I
asked her, she looked really, I won't tell you now. I'll tell you in the end you will
find out, how she looked, I told her, why the long face? And she was like, What's wrong
with my face? What did I do? Is there something wrong with my face? No, no there's nothing
wrong with your face, she just, she just didn't stop. She's like, I should have not worn my
hair this way, I should not have worn this earring, that's why my nose is looking so
long, my chin is in a wrong shape, I said no there Isn't anything like that. In English
having a long face means being sad, yes that's what this expression means being sad. So you
can say that, Rachel had a long face, because she lost her job. If you want to use it in
a sentence.
Moving on to the forth one, He was wearing a frown. What is a frown? Frown is related
to your eyebrows. When you have your eyebrows like this, What does that mean? That means
your'e very angry, like this. So this expression he was wearing a frown, means he had the frown
on his face and his eyebrows were shrink ed. Shrink ed eyebrows. I'll give you an example
for that, John was wearing a frown on his face, when Emma walked off after the argument,
so when the argument was over, John was very very angry. So this expression here can be
used, when your'e angry. And this one, Why the long face? When your'e sad. Grimace or
Winced. Grimace is also a strange expression. Let me put on my face for you. Haa, yes when
something tastes very bad or if something hurts your feet, your'e like that. So that
expression that you have on your face out of pain and that expression is also an expression
of anger, because If you get hurt, you feel angry. On tasting the bitter Coffee, Emma
grimaced or Emma winced. That's the way you can use it in a sentence. Dirty look. Dirty
look, what does that mean? Means having a really angry expression on your face. A very
furious expression. I'll write it for you here, this is another phrase that you can
use for anger. If you crack a joke in the class and your teacher is teaching and you
make a comment and you joke. How is it? What kind of a look does she give you? More like
this. Like that? Yes, that is what a dirty look is. You got it now. Purple with rage.
Purple expressions, where does this come from? Rage means anger, fierce anger means a lot
of strong anger. So this expression basically means that, your'e so angry that all the blood
in your body pumps out of your heart and makes your face red and purplish in colour, which
shows the anger to the other person. That's why we use this, so maybe if you want to use
it in a sentence, you can say that, John was extremely angry or John was purple with rage,
when Emma broke his favourite vase. So he was so angry. The last one here for anger
is, If looks could kill. This expression also talks about the expression on your face, when
your'e very angry and it looks that your'e almost gonna kill that person, that's how
it looks. I'll share an incident with you, so I have this bad habit of sometimes turning
up late for work, sometimes not always. So it happened that once I was late three days
in a row. And that was actually because of a reason and the forth day, I couldn't just
wake up and I again turned up late. I was really scared, because I'm already very scared
of my boss and when I turned up late, he saw me. I was entering the workplace and he was
coming right in front of me. He saw me and he did not say a word. There was just a strong
look on his face and that look just made me think, If looks could kill then he would definitely
kill me. And this one here, you can use it in the beginning of a sentence or in the end
of a sentence, because this is a conditional. If talks about a condition, so that's not,
It's not happening that he or she is killing you. Your'e imagining that his looks can kill
you, so if talks about a condition and it is always used in an incomplete form. This
one here raising eyebrows, like that. This is a common expression in the UK out there
and actually worldwide, It does happen that if your'e surprised you raise your eyebrows,
like that, so in a situation it happened that, I was at a restaurant with my colleague and
we saw our boss coming in, in the same restaurant. Even we raised our eyebrows out of surprise
and she also raised her eyebrows out of surprise, because none of us was actually expecting
to see each other there. So this happens, when your'e not expecting to see something
or when your'e not expecting that something will happen in a situation of surprise. Looking
down the nose, what is that? Like this. This actually means looking down at someone, don't
take it literally. It has a different meaning. What it means is, If somebody is above you,
maybe in status or maybe they are your boss or they are above you in one or the other
way. It can happen that they might look down at you and not respect you. So this expression
can be used for a person, who does not respect you and who's above you. Someone who does
not respect, so you can say that. If you know any really rich person, who does not respect
other people, maybe his name is, John let's say then you can say that John looks down
at everyone, just because he's so rich or John looks down the nose at everyone, because
he's so rich. Do not miss the nose please.
With this we complete all the phrases and let's just quickly revise these one's here
can be used for being happy. This is for being sad, why the long face? All these phrases
will be used, when your'e angry and this one here is used in a situation, when your'e surprised
and your'e raising your eyebrows out of surprise and the last one, looking down the nose, not
respecting somebody.
I hope this really helps you talk about moods more comfortably with everyone around you.
I hope to see you again. Please come back to watch my lesson. Take care till then. See
you very soon. Bye, bye.
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English expressions to describe your 'Mood' - English Speaking Lesson

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