Facial expressions - Intermediate

You can often understand how people are feeling from the expressions on their faces. Here are ten facial expressions.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. She had a broad smile on her face.
  2. He was wearing a frown.
  3. She gave a grimace. She winced.
  4. She gave me a dirty look.
  5. He looked down his nose at her.
  6. She raised her eyebrows when she saw me.
  7. The children were beaming from ear to ear.
  8. Why the long face?
  9. He was purple with rage.
  10. If looks could kill..
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrase 1 means that the person was very happy and her mouth was showing a very clear smile.
  2. Phrase 2 means that he was looking annoyed or concerned and his eyebrows were lowered and forehead wrinkled.
  3. In phrases in 3, a wince or a grimace are expressions of pain and / or disapproval. They are brief reactions to something unplasant.
  4. In phrase 4 a dirty look is a way of showing anger or disapproval. The person stared hard at me in an unfriendly way.
  5. Phrase 5 means that the person is showing that he thinks the other person is 'lower' in importance or social status. He probably looks at her with his head tilted back.
  6. In phrase 6, people in the UK raise their eyebrows to show surprise or disapproval.
  7. Phrase 7 means that the children were very happy and had big smiles on their faces.
  8. Phrase 8 is a very common question that we ask when somebody looks very sad.
  9. In phrase 9, the person is so angry that parts of his face has changed colour to purple.
  10. Phrase 10 is (nearly always) an unfinished conditional sentence. It m

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