I love being a clown. I get to make people laugh but it’s not an easy________. I can do things that most people don’t get to do. For example, when I perform at company parties, I can______the managers. I can______them from giving people too much work, ask for longer lunch breaks or even advise them on their fashion sense– I usually give them my big pink wig. Of course I do it in a silly way and we all get to have a good laugh. After all, who gets to say these kinds of things to an_______ _______? –only a clown. But I still have to remember to use_______some times. One time, I_______a man’s head as I talked about his wonderful hair. Well, it was a wig and it fell off his head. Everyone was laughing except him and that’s no good. profession scold forbid authorityfigure caution scratched
Listening Strategies: Before you listen,read the questions and options Use your own knowledge to predict the most likely anwers.
1. Dr Fry is talking about studies on_________. a. the effects of laughter associated with humor b. the human body and stress c. scientific methods used in laboratories 2. Scientists haven’t measured the positive effects of laughter on___________. a. adults b. teenagers c. children
3. It’s not easy for doctors to use humor at work because________. a. they want to be authority figures b. patients may not take them seriously c. they don’t think it would have any value 4. What you can’t find during a humor campain are________. a. extra meals in the humor rooms b. clows and performers c. special TV channels and programmes
5. When you study, laughter helps your brain to________. a. fall asleep faster b. pay attention and stay active c. fight stress after the exam
The first time you listen, try to get the general idea and circle possible options. The second time you listen,try to answer all the questions. Even you don’t know the answer, always guess!
Listen again and decide if the statements are True(T) or Faulse(F) 1. Dr Fry believes that laughter associated with happiness involves the whole body. 2. The beneficial effects of humor have not been scientifically examined. 3. It wouldn’t be beneficial if humor got rid of all the stress from our lives. 4. US hospital sometimes have humor campaigns for their patients. 5. Putting a red nose on while you are struck in a traffic jam can be a good way of resisting the tension caused by the jam. T T T T T F
Laughter is the best medicine. 5. Work in pairs. Look at the pictures above and decide what the joke is about. Tell another pair. Example We think the parents go away/or the weekend and...
Laughter is the best medicine. 6. Listen to the joke and compare it with your version.
7 Listen to the joke again and complete the Function File with these words. Have you heard the one about there are right or somewhere like that So Well And then guess what Luckily eventually just before just can’t
Homework 1. Finish exercises on pages Preview reading text in lesson 3.