1. 6. 2013

English Humour

Lekce angličtiny ve virtuálním prostředí Languagelab
Conversation lesson: An English Humour
Students: Zein, Vintageandretro, Duruk, UTKU Huriccane, Tahir, Enes, Burak (Asia, Europe)
Teacher: Lowri Mills (USA)

There are many kinds of humour. Every culture has their own humour and it can vary a lot. One kind of humour are riddles (a play on words – it’s a question that describes something in a confusing way…..the answer is usually funny)
Lowri gave us riddles to read and guess. We each had one riddle to crack (to resolve the riddle).
Here are some examples:
Q: If you took 3 apples from a basket that held 12 apples, how many apples would you have?
[12:27] Zein: 3
What has a neck but no head? Bottle
What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Short – shorter
Amongst other kind of humour belong tongue twisters (it’s a word or a sentence that can be difficult to say, especially when repeated)
We took turns to read various twisters and had lots of fun especially when completely something else came out of our mouths.
She sells seashells on the seashore.
Flash message. Flash message.
 Mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer.
A proper copper coffee pot.
I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw. Esau, he saw me.
Toy boat.Toy boat.Toy boat.
Lovely lemon liniment.
Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick.
Good blood, bad blood.
 Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
 If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

 And here is one Turkish one from Burak…)))
[12:36] Burak58 Lastchance: Kartalkalkar dal sarkar, dal sarkarkartalkalkar :D
There are other kinds of humour as you will see in these video clips.
Which video is the funniest?
[12:54] Burak58 Lastchance: First video 2.25
[12:55] Burak58 Lastchance: That baby is really funny :D
[12:55] Burak58 Lastchance: I can’t stop laughing….
[12:55] Burak58 Lastchance: :D
There is much more to explore in terms of humour. Lowri promised to bring us other examples. That sounds great.

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