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