Unit Humor Review

These exercises are meant to be Unit Humor Review, which is part of Gateway 2 English 2 textbook. They deal with vocabulary, reading, grammar, communication and writing. Just go to the section you like and do the exercises. Don’t forget to post your answers in the comment section and get the answers.

Reading

Humour, the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement affects how we respond to life. It enhances the quality of life and may relieve the body from so many health problems. In fact, humans are the only creatures on earth that are endowed with the ability to laugh. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. The majority of people are able to experience humour, i.e., to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and thus they are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by
humour to be inexplicable or strange. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, and intelligence and context.
Regular laughter sessions can have important effects on our health and well-being. For instance, laughter is considered to be a stress buster and researchers found a direct link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels. Laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels and increases blood flow. It also has been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones.When laughing the brain also releases endorphins that can relieve some physical pain. Laughter also boosts the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T-cells and lead to a stronger immune system
and it is proved that it can help people addicted to using stress medicine.

A- Reread the text and tick the ideas mentioned in the text and justify your answers.
1. All cultures have a sense of humour. ………………………………………….
2. Humour has special times and places. ………………………………………………..
3. Humour helps people get along easily with other people. …………………………………….
4. Regular laughter sessions are useful for health improvement……………….

B- Answer these questions from the text.
1- How do people who lack a sense of humour think of funny people?
………………………………………………………………………
2- What are the variables that are considered so as people would find something humorous?
………………………………………………………………………
3 – In what sense humour is important to improve our health?
………………………………………………………………………

C- List the benefits of humour for health that are mentioned in the text.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Vocabulary

A. Complete the table with necessary information

Word Explanation Example
Make  …………………………………..
  • We make birdhouse every winter.
  • The pupils make a lot of noise in the break.
  • She makes me happy.
Do  …………………………………..
  • They do their homewok in the afternoon
  • I often do the shopping in the evenings.

 

B. Make collocations with MAKE or DO using the following list.
a mess – a mistake – the housework – the beds – noise – a wish – A test – A promise – a job – someone a favour – a speech – the shopping – harm – a telephone call – your hair

  • Make: …………………………………………………………………..
  • Do: ………………………………………………………………………

C. Add more items to the table above.
D. Fill in each space with collocations from the table. Make sure you write the verbs in the correct form and tense.
1. We‘ve practically run out of everything in the kitchen. I have to………..this
afternoon.
2. Will you…………….me ………………………..please? take this letter to the post office.
3. The kids have to learn to ……………….their………………………before they go to school.
4. I‘ve got to ………………………..for my boss‘s farewell party.
5. The little kid …………………………………………before blowing off the birthday cake candles.

E. Write sentences with DO and MAKE.
1. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Grammar

A. Combine the two sentences using the appropriate linking word.
1. Salima failed the exam. 2. Salima did not revise her lessons.
…………………………………………………………………………………………

B. Rewrite the sentence as indicated.
FORM
1, If ……………………………….., …………………………………..
2, …………………………..if ………………………………………………….

C. Complete the rule bellow according to the above sentences.
1,if……………………………….+……………………………………………..
2, …………………………………….+if+…………………………………

D. USE:……………………………………………………………………..

E. Rewrite the following sentences using conditional type three.
1. Kamal crashed his car because he fell asleep while driving.
If he …………………….asleep while driving, he………………….his car.
He ……………………his car if he…………………….asleep while driving.
2. We couldn‘t go to the concert because we didn‘t have enough money.
If we……………………..enough money, we………………………………to the concert.
3. I lost my job because I was always late for work.
I ……………………………my job if I ………………………..late for work.
4. The wind was so strong that the bridge collapsed.
If the wind……………………..so strong, the bridge……………………….
5. I couldn‘t call Sally because I had lost her number.
I…………………..Sally if I ……………………………her number.

F. Write sentences using conditional type three.
1. …………………………………………………………
2. …………………………………………………………
3. …………………………………………………………

Communication

A. What do the following people express?
Aziza: In my opinion, chatting is a complete waste of time and energy. (………………………)
Badr: I totally agree with you.(………………………………)
Kamal: I disagree with you because chatting allows us to maintain our relationships
(……………………)

B. Classify the following expressions according to the table below.

I don’t agree with you – You’re absolutely right – I agree with you – I think you’re wrong – Well, I ‘ve never thought about it that way – Yes, you’re right,but…. –  I disagree with you – I’m not sure I agree with you – That’s true, but… – I think you’re right – You’re right about that – I’m afraid I can’t agree with you – I agree with this opinion.

  • Agreeing: …………………………………………………………
  • Disagreeing: …………………………………………………….
  • Partly disagreeing: ……………………………………………..

C. With your partner, discuss the following situations using the expressions in the table above.
1. There is too much violence on TV.
Amal: ………………………………………….…………………………….. (give opinion)
Badr: ………………………………………………………………………… (agree with the opinion)
2. Students have to be responsible for their own learning.
Afaf: …………………………………………………………………………… (give opinion)
Brek: ……………………………………………………………………… (disagree with the opinion)

D. Discuss your own situation using expressions of agreeing and disagreeing:
…………………………………………………………………….……………………………….…………
………………………………………………………………….……
………………………………………………………….………………………………………..……………
……………………………………..………………………………

Writing

A. Study the following parts of the letter.
HEADING: Includes the address and the date.
GREETING: The greeting usually starts with ‘Dear’ and is followed by the person’s name and then a comma.
BODY: After skipping a line, you begin the body of your letter which is the main text of your letter. Indent for each new paragraph.
CLOSING: The closing includes a short capitalized expression such as ‘Sincerely’ or ‘Love’ and is followed by a comma. Skip a line after the body before writing your closing.
SIGNATURE: You sign your name beginning directly below the closing.

B. Rearrange the following components of a letter appropriately.
1) I‘ve been thinking about the point you mentioned in your last letter. I found out that most of the students in our school are in the same situation. They are computer addicts, too. Some of them have tried to change this habit but they can‘t.
2) Dear Jane,
3) Please tell me what you think in your next letter. I must close now.
4) Write soon!
5) I was happy to get your letter. I ‗m sorry I didn‘t write earlier. I have been busy these days.
6) Best Wishes, Ilham
7) I think you need to think about this problem. Why don‘t you think of doing something else? Reading, for example, this would certainly divert your attention from those never-ending chats.
8) 10, Mohammed V Street, Tiznit
9) Thank God I‘m not one of them. It is not because I don‘t like to use the computer, but
because we have got only one at home. All the members of my family use it; which means I have very limited time left for me; just enough for checking my e-mails or doing my homework. Did you say the cybercafé? No way. My father wouldn‘t think of any of us going there.

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