Unit 1 Laughter is good for you! Reading. Niu Qun & Feng Gong. Giving a crosstalk performance. crosstalk. a form of comedy a traditional Chinese art can be performed by one person, two persons or more. Reading. Stand-up . 单口喜剧. for your health!. Stand-up comedy is
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Laughter is good for you!
Giving a crosstalk performance
for your health!
Stand-up comedy is
good for your health!
Introduction of stand-up
Laughter is good for
Types of stand-up
A famous comedian
right there in front of the audience
What is special about stand-up comedy?
make fun of an audience member
may talk directly to the audience members.
tell different jokes in response to the reaction of an audience
…hear a comedian telling jokes about
… ask why it only rains…
…point to a computer tennis game…
…trip over… walk into… fall down…
…act or speak like …
Times of hosting the Academy Awards
Reason for becoming famous
_______ ability to _______
Special habit in Academy Awards
Keeping a _______ in his pocket for ____
Bob Hope & George Burns
When he was a child.
It is because when he started practising stand-up, he told himself jokes while standing in front of the mirror, brushing his teeth.
3.What proves that stand-up can be enjoyed
His popularity with all age groups and his ability to amuse people all over the world.
1.What does the word ‘routine’ in Para. 3 probably mean?
A. road B. performance
C. lines D. style
2.What does the word ‘improvise’ in Para. 4 probably mean?
A. perform without permission
B. perform without preparation
C. act well D. act fast
3.What does the word ‘appropriate’ in Para. 4 probably mean?
A. proper B. clear
C. silly D. enjoyable
1. What does your brain do when you laugh?
It sends chemicals that are good for you into
2. What is the English idiom about laughter
mentioned in the text?
Laughter is the best medicine.
1 Who is your favorite comedian? Why do you like him or her?
My favorite comedian is Mr Bean. Because he is funny , he makes funny faces, he acts silly, he seems to be quite stupid, and the things he does are strange.
an British actor and comedian
He appeared on TV with a funny program called Not the Nine O’clock News. Later he starred in famous series such as Mr. Bean.
2 Besides laughter, what are other factors that can help people keep healthy?
having a balanced diet
having a good mood
listening to music