Humour is one of the most important thing of our lives, isn’t it? «Good humour is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." These words by Greenville Kleisser prove it absolutely.
3 days after April Fool’s Day we met in our English Club. It`s wonderful but our meeting concured with the very glad day — Easter.
In a close circle of pleasant people we spent our evening and knew a lot of interesting facts about English humour and grammar. Our task was easy: to read anecdotes and put proper prepositions in the gaps. And then we discussed and laughed at jokes. But how difficult it was to understand other culture, other way of thinking to take delight in humour.
Here are some samples of anecdotes. Complete the jokes. If you doubt you may consult the dictionary, special books or our teachers.
A London restaurant claimed that it could supply any dish requested. A man decided to test the claim. He entered the restaurant and said:
— I`d like elephant ears on toast.
The waiter returned after a few second and said:
— I do apologise, sir, but we`ve run… bread.
— Haven`t I seen your face somewhere else?
— No, I don`t think so. My face has always been… my ears.
— Is it raining…?
— What a silly question!
— Does it ever rain…?
— Dad, there is a black cat… the kitchen table!
— That`s OK, son! Black cats are lucky.
— Well, this one certainly is. It`s eating your dinner!
A young boy and an old man were standing on a bus. As more passengers tried to get on the driver shouted:
— Move farther… the bus.
— He is not my father, replied the boy. He`s my grandpa!
Good luck! Enjoy and improve your English!
See you next Sunday!