Gap-filling – Pre-Intermediate 3.
Complete the sentences with the appropriate prepositions.
Ever (0) …since… humans have inhabited the earth, they have made use (1) various forms of communication. Generally this expression of thoughts and feelings has been (2) the form of oral speech. When there is a language barrier communication is accomplished (3) sign language in which motions stand (4) letters, words, and ideas. Tourists, the deaf and the mute have had to resort (5) this form of expression. Many of these symbols of whole words are very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally, spelling, however, cannot.
Body language transmits the idea of thoughts (6) certain actions, either intentionally or unintentionally. A wink can be a way (7) flirting or indicating that the party is only joking. A nod signifies approval, while shaking the head indicates a negative reaction.
Other forms of nonlinguistic language can be found (8) Braille (a system of raised dots read (9) the fingertips), signal flags, Morse code, and smoke signals. Road maps and picture signs also guide, warn, and instruct people.