Siz­ing Up Hu­mour

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to crack up to laugh un­con­trol­lably, to laugh a lot dry not ob­vi­ous, sub­tle (sense of hu­mour) to gig­gle to laugh a lit­tle with­out open­ing your mouth very much hu­mor­ous funny, amus­ing an im­pres­sion the act of speak­ing or singing like a fa­mous per­son to kid to make jokes, to joke with some­one; to not be se­ri­ous about some­thing a stand-up co­me­dian a per­son who en­ter­tains by telling hu­mor­ous sto­ries and jokes; a pro­fes­sional co­me­dian who per­forms live silly funny in a slightly stupid way; funny in a way which is not re­ally in­tel­li­gent or so­phis­ti­cated twisted 1) sick, dis­gust­ing, ab­nor­mal

2) us­ing sick or dis­gust­ing things in a hu­mor­ous way witty 1) funny in an in­tel­li­gent way

2) full of fast, hu­mor­ous re­sponses

A) Fill in all the blanks us­ing the vo­cab­u­lary given.

crack­ing up dry gig­gling hu­mor­ous im­pres­sion kid­ding silly stand-up co­me­dian twisted witty

Robin: Did you meet Jake, the guy who’s study­ing phi­los­o­phy and Latin?

Michelle: Yeah, he was hi­lar­i­ous! He had a great sense of hu­mour.

Robin: I thought his jokes were re­ally (1) .................. Some of them were to­tally sick! I don’t like that kind of hu­mour. What about Karen? Didn’t you think she was re­ally funny? I was (2) .................. the whole time she was telling that story about her trip to Lon­don.

Michelle: I thought the story was slightly (3) .................., but she’s no (4) .................. Half of the time, I couldn’t tell if she was (5) .................. or be­ing se­ri­ous.

Robin: She just has a very (6) .................. sense of hu­mour, that’s all. I thought she was quite (7) ..................- her jokes were so in­tel­li­gent.

Michelle: Did you see that guy who was do­ing the Elvis (8) ..................? Wasn’t that

(9) ..................?

Robin: Oh! I was so em­bar­rassed just watch­ing him. Talk about an id­iot! A few peo­ple were (10) .................., but I think that was just be­cause he was mak­ing such a fool out of him­self. B Fill in all the blanks us­ing the vo­cab­u­lary given.

crack­ing up dry gig­gling hu­mor­ous im­pres­sion kid­ding silly stand-up co­me­di­ans twisted witty

1. Robin Wil­liams and Whoopi Gold­berg were both ................ be­fore they be­came fa­mous ac­tors. 2. Se­nara, the girl from Lon­don, has such a ................ sense of hu­mour. At first, I never knew if she was ac­tu­ally jok­ing or be­ing se­ri­ous.

3. He does a great Michael Jack­son ................ He can sing all the old hits like “Thriller” and “Beat It.”

4. I thought that movie was rather ................ I laughed, but it was pretty dis­gust­ing.

5. Michele thought the com­ment was some­what ................ but she didn’t ac­tu­ally laugh.

6. The lit­tle girls started ................ when they heard their fa­ther singing off key.

7. That was such a ................ mis­take. If I had been us­ing my brain, that never would have hap­pened.

8. That joke was hi­lar­i­ous! I started ................ when he got to the punch line.

9. I loved the com­edy we saw at the the­atre last night. The ac­tors were marvel­lous! And the di­a­logue was not only in­sight­ful but also very ................ and in­cred­i­bly en­ter­tain­ing.

10. I’m sorry. I was just ................ when I said your din­ner tasted like cheap fast food. It was ac­tu­ally quite de­li­cious.

A)

1.twisted. 6. dry

2. crack­ling 7. witty

3. hu­mor­ous 8. im­pres­sion?

4. no stand-up co­me­dian 9. silly?

5. kid­ding 10. gig­gling B) 1. Robin Wil­liams and Whoopi Gold­berg were both stand-up co­me­di­ans be­fore they be­came fa­mous ac­tors.

2. Se­nara, the girl from Lon­don, has such a dry sense of hu­mour. At first, I never knew if she was ac­tu­ally jok­ing or be­ing se­ri­ous.

3. He does a great Michael Jack­son im­pres­sion. He can sing all the old hits like “Thriller” and “Beat It.”

4. I thought that movie was rather twisted. I laughed, but it was pretty dis­gust­ing.

5. Michele thought the com­ment was some­what hu­mor­ous but she didn’t ac­tu­ally laugh. 6. The lit­tle girls started gig­gling when they heard their fa­ther singing off key.

7. That was such a silly mis­take. If I had been us­ing my brain, that never would have hap­pened.

8. That joke was hi­lar­i­ous! I started crack­ing up when he got to the punch line.

9. I loved the com­edy we saw at the the­atre last night. The ac­tors were marvel­lous! And the di­a­logue was not only in­sight­ful but also very witty and in­cred­i­bly en­ter­tain­ing.

10. I’m sorry. I was just kid­ding when I said your din­ner tasted like cheap fast food. It was ac­tu­ally quite de­li­cious.

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