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2010 12 28. A day without laughter is a day wasted. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! --------Charlie Chaplin.

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2 A day without laughter is a day wasted. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! Charlie Chaplin

3 Up to now Up to now nobody has been able to do this better than_______________. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ---Victor Hugo Charlie Chaplin

4 He entertained people when they felt depressed so that they could feel more______________ (satisfied with) their lives during the wars and hard years. content with A master of nonverbal humour

5 Charlie Chaplins unfortunate childhood Born in a poor family, Charlie Chaplin showed an ___________(astonish) talent as a _________(perform) when he was a little child. ____________(fortunate) his father died, leaving the family even ____________ (badly off). So he had to earn money by _________ (entertain) people with his subtle acting, which was so amusing that no one felt ________(bore) watching him. Unfortunately worseoff entertaining astonishing bored performer

6 his charming character The little tramp This particular character was an ordinary social f________ but was known and loved t_________(all over) the world for his optimism and determination to o_________ (get rid of) all difficulties. ailure vercome hroughout

7 The Gold Rush First he _____ _____ the laces and eats them as if they were spaghetti. picks out Then he ______ _____ the leather top of the shoe as if it were the finest steak. cuts off Finally he tries cutting and chewing the bottom of the shoe. He made a sad situation entertaining.

8 The acting is so __________ that we are ____________that it is one of the best meals he has ever tasted! convincing convinced convincing convinced adj. vt. convince …

9 His achievements In 1972 he was given a special Oscar for his o_________(excellent) work in films. He wrote, d ________( work as a director ) and produced the films he s _____ ____ ( play a leading role in ). utstanding He made great contributions to the film industry thoughout his life. irected tarred in

10 Using his gestures and facial expressions to entertain people is his particular way of acting. He is called the modern Charlie Chaplin. Rowan Atkinson

11 Rowan Atkinson is a British _______actor.However,__________, he has been more famous as Mr. Bean, a ________ character he has played. This character is a social_______ and he is so___________that on many occasions he gets into trouble when trying to __________ all difficulties. up to now particular failure failure overcome particular, failure, up to now, overcome, unfortunate, comedy unfortunate His amusing character: Mr. Bean comedy

12 You may find it _____________ (astonish ) that he was able to use his facial expressions and g___________to ____________( entertaining )his classmates when he was still a student. But_______________ ( perform ) comedy was just his hobby at that time. Being a bright student, he went to Oxford College and received a masters degree. Then in 1978 Atkinson was p_______ out to s______ in comedy series for BBC Radio, which was a big success. After that followed his TV series and then his first film Bean in 1997, which made him become famous t____________ the world. astonishing gestures entertain performing picked star throughout throughout His way to success

13 Mr. Atkinson is so good at ________ people that you may wonder why he is so humourous. In fact, just as he once said, his sense of ________mainly comes from_________life. Though he is famous now, he doesnt want to ______himself ____from the real world. He still likes to observe and learn from real life. Thats why his acting is so ___________and entertaining. Watching him, youll never feel ________. Instead, you will keep laughing. _____________for him, his _____________performances have earned him a lot of awards. amusing humour ordinary bored convincing Fortunately outstanding His success fortunate, bore, convince, ordinary,perform, humourous, amuse, outstanding, cut… off cut off

14 However, he is never c_______ ______what he has accomplished. He still continues to work hard to achieve greater success. content with His goal

15 Suppose you are a reporter from your school newspaper to write an article about Rowan Atkinson for the column( ) HUMOUR, and now youre interviewing him.

16 R: Hello, Mr. Atkinson. Im a reporter from Cang Nan Ren Ying Middle School. May I ask you some questions? A: Sure. Go ahead! R: Whats your particular way to entertain people? A: Using ____________________________________________ is_________________________________________________. R: Can you tell me something about your famous character? A: _________________________________________________ facial expressions and gestures my particular way to entertain people. R is the reporter ; A is Mr. Atkinson

17 R: Hello, Mr. Atkinson. Im a reporter from Cang Nan Ren Ying Middle School. May I ask you some questions? A: Sure. Go ahead! R: Whats your particular way to entertain people? A: Using __________________________ is____________. R: Can you tell me something about your famous character? A: _________________________________________________ R: Why are you so humorous? A: In fact, my sense of humour…___________________________ R: Ok, I see. How did you begin to perform comedy? A: _________________________________________________. R: Whats peoples reaction to your amusing performances? A:__________________________________________________ R: Are you content with your success? Whats your dream? A:__________________________________________________ R: Thank you. A: __________________ facial expressions and gestures my particular way to....

18 Life Life is challenging, meet it. Life is various, make it. Life is beautiful, discover it. Life is humorous, ______it. May your days be filled with laughter! enjoy

19 Homework: Translate a short passage about Stephen Chow. Write a short passage about your favorite comedy actor/actress (try to use the words and phrases youve learned from this unit) or

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21 On the morning of Dec,16 th, when I got up and looked out, I was __________to find the outside world covered with snow. It was ___________because it seldom snowed in our area. astonished astonishing astonish astonishing astonished

22 In the old days people were__________ but now they are much_____________ than ever before. badly off better off badly off ; worse off; well off; better off

23 Stephen Chow is a popular entertainer, who___________us with his _______________ acting. entertains entertaining entertain entertaining v. ; adj. ;

24 As a film star the actress was a success, but as a wife she was ________failure so their marriage ended in________failure. A B a C a a D a failure a _________is the mother of success. Failure

25 He picks out the laces and eats them as if they were spaghetti. choose carefully recognize Can you pick me out in the photo?

26 It was so dark in the cinema that I could hardly ____ my friend. A. react to B.whisper to C. slide out D.pick out

27 Then he cuts off the leather top of the shoe as if it were the finest meat. … They are cut off from the outside world Their food supply is _________. A. cut down B. cut up C. cut off by a snowstorm.


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