Nov 122015
 

Some people are funny whatever they do. Others… well, when they try to make us laugh all they do is embarrass themselves. Alice and Neil discuss humour and teach you related vocabulary. Neil is a bit of a comedian but will he manage to make Alice laugh?

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

get something (e.g. a joke) – understand
gag – joke or funny story
stand-up comedy – a type of comedy where a comedian performs in front of and talks directly to their audience
narcissistic – being too interested in yourself – for example your appearance or other personal qualities
aspiring – wanting to be successful in your chosen career
unique – unusual or special
perseverance – to keep on trying to achieve something even when it’s difficult
outwork – work harder than everybody else
introverts – people who are generally quiet and more interested in their own thoughts and feelings than in spending time with other people
extroverts – people who are generally lively, outgoing, and enjoy the company of others

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