In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: humor. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|sense of humor||(phrase) the personality to say or appreciate funny things
She has a sense of humor because she can laugh at herself.
|laugh||(v) to show that you are happy or that you think something is funny
He likes to laugh when I make funny faces.
|laughter is the best medicine||(phrase) said to mean being happy and laughing is a good way to not worry and be healthy|
|joke||(n) something said or done to cause laughter
The comedian told a joke that made me laugh a lot.
|comedy||(n) a book, movie, TV program, etc., that is meant to make people laugh
My favorite type of movie is a comedy.
|were you born in a barn||(phrase) a funny way to tell someone to shut the door after they go into a room or building
You didn’t shut the door after you came into the house. Were you born in a barn?
|funny||(adj) causing laughter, odd or strange
He’s funny because he tells jokes all the time.
|cartoon||(n) a funny drawing in a newspaper or magazine
I always read the cartoons in the Sunday newspaper.
|comedian||(n) a person who performs in front of people to make them laugh; tells jokes or acts in a funny way
The comedian had the entire audience laughing.
|practical joke||(n) a joke involving something that is done to a person; not told: a trick played on someone
His way of playing a practical joke on me was to lock the door on me.
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- Do you like to tell jokes? Why or why not?
- Do you like comedy movies? Why or why not?
- Why do people say laughter is the best medicine?
- What makes you laugh?
- Do you like cartoons? Why or why not
- Are there any famous comedians from your country?
- Have you ever played a practical joke on someone? If so, tell me about it.
- Do you have any funny friends who make you laugh? If so, tell me about one.
- Can jokes hurt people? Why or why not?
- Tell me about something funny that happened to you.