Ticket 2 English Unit 2: Humour

Vocabulary related to the unit

Words Definitions
  1.  Humour
  2.  A Joke
  3. Humorous
  4. An impression
  5. To make fun of someone
  6. To kid
  7. Silly
  8. Witty
  1. Something said to cause laughter
  2.  A short story that causes laughter
  3. Amusing, funny and laughable
  4. An amusing imitation of a famous person
  5. Laugh at someone in a mocking way
  6. To make jokes or to joke with someone
  7.  Funny in a stupid way
  8. Funny in an intelligent way

 

Positive emotions or feeling. Negative emotions or feeling.
Joy – gaiety – delight – cheerfulness – merriment – vivacity – calm – satisfaction – enthusiasm – optimism – jubilation Anger – despair – depression – loneliness – sadness – frustration – worry – fear

 

Idioms: positive feeling /mood Idioms: negative feeling /mood
  •  Lift one’s spirit
  • Things are looking up
  • Walk on air
  • Someone’s spirit rises
  • To feel quite down
  • Someone’s heart sink In the depths of despair
  • To be low

 

Functions: Expressing lack of understanding and asking for clarification

Show lack of understanding Ask for clarification
  • I beg your pardon?
  • I beg your pardon, but I don’t quite understand.
  • I’m not quite sure I know what you mean.
  • I’m not quite sure I follow you.
  • I don’t quite see what you mean.
  • I’m not sure I got your point.
  • Sorry, I didn’t quite hear what you said.
  • Sorry, I didn’t get your point.
  • I don’t quite see what you’re getting at.
  • What do you mean by…?
  • Do you mean…?
  • Could you say that again, please?
  • Could you repeat, please?
  • Could you clarify that, please?
  • Would you elaborate on that, please?
  • Could you be more explicit?
  • Could you explain what you mean by…?
  • Could you give us an example?
  • I wonder if you could say that in a different way.
  • Could you put it differently, please?
  • Could you be more specific, please?

 

Functions / communication: making request

A request is asking someone politely either for something or to do something.

Making request

    • Can /could you + infinitive…
    • Would you mind + gerund…
    • Could I possibly…?
    • I’d be grateful if you could…
    • Can I request…?
    • Have you got time to…?
    • I have a request ……….
    • I wonder if you can/could … Do you mind if …
    • I need some help with…
    • Do me a favor. Will you? ………
    • lend me a hand with…
    • If…, that would be a great help.

Accepting

    • Feel free
    • Yes, of course, With pleasure.
    • Sure

Declining/refusing

    • I am awfully sorry
    • No, YOU/I can’t

Examples:
A: Could you please help me with this exercise?
B: Yes . of course.
A: Would you mind helping me with this exercise?
B: I am awfully sorry but I am busy now.

 

Grammar: Modal verbs

This lesson is thoroughly discussed here : Modal Verbs.

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