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This exercise practises verbs which indicate gestures and facial expressions. Put one of these verbs in each space. Remember to use the correct form of the verb depending on its use in the sentence. Pay attention to spelling.

beckon, bow, frown, grimace, nod, point, shake, shrug, wag, wave, wince, wink

1. If I did something wrong when I was a boy my mother (1) her finger at me and told me off.

2. I could see that Peter hadn't passed the exam, because he (2) when he looked at the results slip. I've never seen him so disappointed.

3. I asked Joseph if he knew where Miriam had gone, but he just (3) his shoulders and said he didn't know.

4. Keith crouched down and put his hands on the weights. Then he lifted them, (4) as he he slowly pushed the 200 kilos up over his head.

5. As I was walking along the road I saw a policeman on the corner. He (5) to me, so I went up to him to see what he wanted.

6. In some countries you have to (6) to older people and superiors to show your respect.

7. Jason (7) as the doctor took his arm and put the needle into it to give him his injection.

8. I'm going to ask you a question. You don't have to say anything, but if it's true, just (8) .

9. We stood on the balcony and watched them get on the ship. As it moved away, they (9) goodbye to us.

10. Uncle Bill told us a story about how he once had tea with the Queen, but when he (10) at me I knew he wasn't serious.

11. I asked Annie if she was coming out with me, but she just (11) her head, so I went out on my own.

12. When the prosecution asked the witness to identify who he saw coming out of the house, he (12) straight at the defendant.