Do you smile often?

Do you smile often? I do. I smile at my own silly comments that I tell myself inside my head, at people on the street, at people I know, while watching children playing or my dog with her full of energy trot*.

(Vocabulary: trot = a gentle run horses do)

I found a great infographic about smiling from Portman Healthcare, with lots of information and vocabulary!  Here it is with my vocabulary reference notes  in red for each section.

 

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Vocabulary:

  • a greeting = to say hello
  • pleasant = nice, friendly
  • trustworthy = that you are reliable and it is alright to trust you
  • release = emit
  • wellbeing = our general health – mental and physical
  • hidden = not shown
  • the corners of your mouth = each end horizontally of your mouth
  • frown = the unhappy shape our mouth makes
  • upside down = with the top becoming the bottom and the bottom the top.
  • whole = entire, complete

 


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  • to release = emit
  • endorphins = a chemical in your body which makes you feel good
  • reflex = an automatic physical reaction
  • joy = extreme happiness

 


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  • genuine = real, true
  • workout = exercise routine
  • nostrils = the opening in our nose
  • jaw = the lower part of your head which can move up and down as we speak or eat

 


 

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  • fake = not real, artificial
  • raised cheeks = the cheeks are puller higher
  • dimples = little hollow in your cheeks
  • crinkles in the eyes = the folds in the skin around the edges of the eyes
  • mimick = imitate, copy

 


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  • tight-lipped = lips stretch and not relaxed
  • a sneer = an unpleasant smile showing dislike
  • drop jaw smile = with the mouth open alot
  • fake = not real
  • joyfulness = happiness

 


 

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  • pain threshold = the level of pain and hurt you can tolerate
  • contented = happy, calm
  • immune system = the body’s defence system
  • to reduce = lower, make less

 


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  • a beaming smile = a very happy smile 
  • to rate someone = to categorize people on a scale of numbers
  • feature = characteristic
  • facial = of the face

 

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These brilliant images were from http://www.portmanhealthcare.co.uk


 

Have you noticed that in many old photographs the people aren’t smiling – even at happy events? This video explains why! There are subtitles available on Youtube.

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Click here to watch the video on YouTube.


For more on Happiness…

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Have a look at this Tedtalk. It is full of interesting facts and there are subtitles if you need them.

Click click here to watch the talk on tedtalks


 

 

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What makes you smile?

Tell me in the comments.

See you next Sunday and keep smiling!

Kim

 

 

 

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About Kim Griffiths

I'm interested in kindness, creativity, positivity and learning new things. I teach English, write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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