Gateway 2 unit 6: Humor

Gateway 2 unit 6: Humor: Vocabulary

Words Definitions
  1.  Humor
  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 agreeing or disagreeing

Agreeing

  • There is no doubt about it that…
  • I completely / absolutely agree with you.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • I totally agree with you.
  • I simply must agree with that.
  • I am of the same opinion.
  • I am of the same opinion.
  • That’s exactly what I think.

Disagreeing

  • I don’t agree with you.
  • I’m sorry, but I disagree.
  • I’m afraid, I can’t agree with you.
  • The problem is that…
  • I (very much) doubt whether…
  • This is in complete contradiction to…
  • With all due respect,I …
  • I am of a different opinion because …
  • I cannot share this / that / the view.
  • I cannot agree with this idea.
  • What I object to is…
  • I have my own thoughts about that.

Grammar: Conditional 3 / wishes

  1. Conditional type 3

‎[If + Subject + Verb (past perfect) + complement] + [subject + would + verb (present perfect) + complement]‎

‎ Example ‎
‎ Source sentence : I didn’t play sports , I was fat .‎
‎ Target sentence : If I had played sports , I wouldn’t have been fat ‎.

(check this video about Conditional type 3)

II.Wishes :

Steps to follow :

  • We look at the verb in the source sentence , if it is in simple present then we change it to the simple past and if it is in the past we change it to the past perfect

Present wish :

Source sentence: I don’t play sports , I am fat

Target sentence: If only   I played sports / I wish I played sports

 

   Past wish :

Source sentence: I didn’t play sports , I was fat .

Target sentence: If only I had played sports . / I wish I had played sports

(You may wish to see this video about wishes)

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