How do you feel while watching this kind of film? Lead-in:
Unit 2 reading Stand-up for your health! What is the exact meaning of stand-up?
It is special because the comedian is right there in front of the audience and may talk directly to audience members. There are four main types. When you laugh, your brain sends chemicals around your body that are good for you. Ⅰ.Fast-reading 1. What is special about stand-up? 2. How many types of stand-up are there? 3. In what way is laughter good for your health?
Structure of the article Stand-up for your health Types of stand-up A famous comedian Laughter is good for health! Brief introduction P1P1. Four main types
Match each example with the right type. 1.Observational 2. Prop 3. Physical 4. Impressionist a. A comedian stands on stage and holds a banana to his ear and pretends to be making a phone call. b. A comedian puts on glasses and pretends to be someone else. c. A comedian walks on stage. As she introduces herself, she falls down. d. A comedian says, ‘My grandma started walking 1km a day when she turned 60. She’s 89 now, and we don’t know where she is ！ ’
1. Please answer the three questions. (1). When did Billy Crystal begin practising stand-up? (2). What is one reason Billy Crystal has become so famous? (3). Who were Bob Hope and George Burns? …when he was a child. His outstanding ability to improvise. They were two comedians who lived to be 100 years old and kept working until the end of their lives.
2. Please decide these statements T or F. a. Most of stand-up comedians have become famous as television and film actors later on in life. b. Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards eight times. c. He always keeps a toothbrush in his pocket because it is one of his props. d. Crystal has been considering stopping telling jokes and making films. F T F F Only a few for good luck. has no plan to stop
Reasons why stand-up comedy is good for our health send chemicals to... stay healthy fight pain live longer bring us laughter have positive attitude ……
How to guess the meaning of a new word from the context? Reading strategy
People have always enjoyed laughing, and there has always been humour. One of the most well-known and well-loved types of comedy is called stand-up. (1) What does the word ‘comedy’ probably mean? noun enjoyed laughing something that can make people laugh humour.
(2) What does the word ‘routine’(line 28) probably mean? A. road B. something like ‘performance’ C. lines D. style (3) What does the word ‘improvise’(line 33) probably mean? A. perform with preparation B. perform without preparation C. act well D. act fast
What is the meaning of stand-up? It is a form of comedy which is good for our health.
1. Since laughter is good for our health, how do you try to make other people laugh? (at least 5 ways) 2. Tell a funny story to the class. To continue……
Homework : ◆ Co-operate with your group members ◆ Hand in only 1 passage from each group (according to our discussion) Continue to write the next part