Unit 8. Humour
Write a word in each gap to complete the sentences. The first letter of each word is given.
Key.1 joke 2 sitcoms 3 comedian
4 comedy 5 humour 6 punchline
7 hilarious 8 laugh
1 Do you want to hear a j____________? It's really funny!
2 Friends is one of the most successful television s____________ ever.
3 Sandy is a stand-up с____________. She tells jokes every night at a local nightclub.
4 Although the play was supposed to be а с____________, I didn't laugh once!
5 Costas has usually got a very good sense of h____________, but he didn't find my joke funny at all!
6 The final, funny line of a joke is called the p____________.
7 The film was h____________. I couldn't stop laughing!
8 Some people use 'LoL' in text messages, chat rooms and e-mails to mean 'l____________ out loud'.
DEVELOP YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Speaking know-how COMPARING AND CONTRASTING
Выполняя задание на сравнение, используйте слово both.
• They're both funny films.
• Both films are funny.
• Both of the films are funny.
|Listen to seven people describing different pairs of photographs.
Decide if they are talking about similarities (S) or differences (D).|
Key.1S 2D 3D 4S 5S 6D 7D
2 S / D 4 S / D 6 S / D
|Listen again and write the number of the speaker who uses each word or phrase. |
Key.4, 7, 1, 3, 6, 2, 5
_______ A difference between them is that... _______ while
_______ both _______ whereas
Write the words and phrases from Exercise В in the correct column to complete the table.
Key.Comparing: One similarity is that..., both, and ... too
Contrasting: A difference between them is that..., but, while, whereas
| Comparing |
| Contrasting |
PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Look at the pictures and complete the sentences.
Key.a ...a clown in a circus performing a trick.
b ...a group of people playing flutes at a carnival.
|a: This is a picture of...|
b: This is a picture of...
Make notes to complete the table.
Key.Main similarities: both photos show performers; they are entertaining people; they are dressed in funny clothes; they are wearing hats.
Main differences: on person is performing in a, but several people are performing in b; picture a was taken inside, whereas picture b was taken outside; the performers are doing different things (balancing a bottle on a stick / playing musical instruments); the performer in a is wearing make-up while the performers in b are wearing masks.
| Main similarities |
In pairs, take it in turns to compare and contrast the photos. Use the words and phrases in Exercise C, and your notes in Exercises D and E. Start like this:
Well, the first photo is a picture of..., whereas the second is a picture of...
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