Ticket 2 English Unit 2 : Humour
Vocabulary related to the unit
To make fun of someone
Something said to cause laughter
A short story that causes laughter
Amusing , funny and laughable
An amusing imitation of a famous person
Laugh at someone in a mocking way
To make jokes or to joke with someone
Funny in a stupid way
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
Request is asking someone politely either for something or to do something .
Making request and responding
Declining / refusing
Can /could you+infinitive…
Would you mind+gerund…
I wonder if you can/could … Do you mind if …
Feel free Yes,
of course With pleasure
I am awfully sorry
No , YOU/I can’t
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
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