Ticket 2 English Unit 2: Humour

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Vocabulary related to the unit

  • Humor: Something said to cause laughter
  • A Joke: A short story that causes laughter
  • Humorous: Amusing, funny and laughable
  • An impression: An amusing imitation of a famous person
  • To make fun of someone: Laugh at someone ina mocking way
  • To kid: To make jokes or to joke with someone
  • Silly: Funny in a stupid way
  • Witty: Funny in an intelligent way

Positive emotions or feeling: Joy – gaiety – delight – cheerfulness – merriment – vivacity – calm – satisfaction–

 enthusiasm – optimism – jubilation.

Negative emotions or feeling: Anger – despair – depression – loneliness – sadness – frustration – worry – fear

 Idioms: positive feeling /mood:

  • Lift one’s spirit
  • Things are looking up
  • Walk on air
  • Someone’s spirit rises

Idioms: negative feeling /mood:

  • 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

  • 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.

Ask for clarification

  • What do you mean by…?
  • Do you mean…?
  • Could you say that again, please?
  • Could you repeat it, 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

  • Yes, Feel free
  • of course, With pleasure
  • Yes, sure.
  • Sure.
  • Yes, of course.
  • Certainly yes.
  • With pleasure.
  • Sure, don’t worry.
  • Sure, no problem.

Declining/refusing

  • I am awfully sorry
  • No, You/I can’t
  • Oh sorry, I can’t.
  • I just can’t, I am sorry.
  • I am afraid, but I can’t.
  • Certainly not.

Examples:
– Speaker 1: Could you please help me with this exercise?
Speaker 2: Yes, of course.

– Speaker 3: Do you mind going with me to the market?
Speaker 4: No, I don’t mind (accepting request)

-Speaker 5: Would you mind giving your brother a lift downtown?
Speaker 6: Yes. (refusing request).

– Speaker 7: I wonder if you could possibly repair this engine?
Speaker 8: Sure, don’t worry

Grammar: Modal verbs

This lesson is thoroughly discussed here : Modal Verbs.

38 COMMENTS

  1. thank u sooo much sir

  2. Mkamaaal katjawb 3la kolchi hahaha thx so much

  3. THANK U SO MUCH TEACHER FOR THIS GREAT JOB U REALLY HALP TO START A NEW UNIT WITH A SPEACIAL AND GREAT IDEAS.THANK U

  4. you are always saving us Thank you so much

  5. thnks u teacher but what about writing

    • What about writing teacher ? Thanks alot for your help Mr Nabil

        • I couldn’t find writing about funny icident , is it there teacher ? Sorry for taking from your time . You are a great teacher , thanks alot .

  6. PLZ SI NABIL WHAT ABOUT WRITING IN UNIT 2 ANY HELP ABOUT IT THANK YOU

  7. thank you so much JAZAKA ALLAH KHAYERAN

  8. Thnx a lot dear teacher a teacher from mohammedia

  9. Thanks a lot for the great effort.

  10. Elgamrouni Mohamed

    Give us the Listening lessons(audio) of Ticket 2 English, please. Thanks a lot

    • Sorry. I had them once but I don’t know where they are now.
      you can provide your own listening materials.

      • Thanks Ssi Abdelali. why don’t you upload them or send them to me then I can put them here in the server with direct links

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