Reading A master of nonverbal humor
A quotation from Victor Hugo “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” Your understanding
Verbal humor funny plays
Cross talk 马三立
Mr. Bean mime Nonverbal humor
Charlie Chaplin Little Tramp Modern Times The Kid City Lights The Gold Rush The circus
Reading for detailed information Charlie Chaplin — The Gold Rush Wanna know more about Charlie Chaplin? Please read the whole passage and complete the following table.
Biography 1889 1977 actor mime Little Tramp, The Gold Rush, Modern Times, City Lights etc.
Charlie Chaplin’s costume(装束) a small black hat He wore a small black hat, very wide trousers, worn out shoes, a moustache and carried a stick that he swung in the air as he walked. a moustache a stick very wide trousers worn out shoes
Reading for main ideas Read the passage and answer the following questions. 1.(Para.1)Whydid people need cheering up?_____ A • In Britain and America people suffered a lot through two world wars and the hard years in between. • Charlie Chaplin was a great master of cheering them up. • People could never feel more content with their lives.
2.(Para.2)What was Charlie Chaplin’s childhood like?_________ D • He was born into a poor acting family. • He was trained to dance and sing at a very early age. • By his teens, Charlie had become a famous child actor through his humor. • All above.
3.(Para.3) What was his most popular character, the little tramp, like?_______ D • The tramp was a poor, homeless man with a moustache and an umbrella. • Wearing large trousers, worn-out shoes and a small round hat, the tramp walked around stiffly. • He was a social failure but was loved for his optimism and great will to overcome all difficulties. • B and C
4.(Para.4) which of the following is NOT true with one of Chaplin’s most famous films, The Gold Rush ?_________ C • It is an example of making a sad situation entertaining. • It is a film about poor people rushing to California in search of gold. • The pair of leather shoes boiled for dinner is one of the best meals the tramp has ever tasted.
D 5.(Para.5)What are his achievements?______ • He wrote, directed and produced the films he starred in. • He was given a special Oscar for his outstanding work in films. • He is loved and remembered as a great actor. • All above.
Discussion 1. Do you think his poor childhood helped him in his work? Why? Yes, because he understood the problems of people who were very poor.
. 2. Why do you think he was so successful? Because he was a wonderful actor, understood and sympathized(同情）with people’s problems and tried to cheer them up.
Consolidation brightened Charlie Chaplin _______________the lives of Americans and the British as a great actor. He was born in 1889 and his parents were poor music hall______________. He learned to sing and dance at an early age. He spent his _______________looking after his sick mother and his brother. By his teens he became one of the most popular child ____________in England. His ________________character, the little tramp, became known throughout the world. The character was a poor___________ man wearing a ____________, large trousers, ____________ shoes and a small round black hat. performers childhood actors charming moustache homeless worn-out
walking stick failure • He walked about stiffly carrying a ______ ________. He was a social _______but was loved for his optimism and determination to overcome all difficulties. In one of his most famous film, The Gold Rush, the little tramp and his friends haven’t discovered ______ and lived with cold and hunger. They have to boil a pair of ______ shoes and the little tramp eats each mouthful with great ____________. The acting is so _________ that it seems as if it is one of the best meals he has eaten. gold leather convincing enjoyment
Charlie Chaplin achieved a lot in his unique acting. He wrote,_________ and produced the films he starred in. In 1972 he was given a special Oscar for his ____________work in films. He lived in England but spent the last years in Switzerland. directed outstanding
Homework Find the interesting and useful phrases and sentences in the passage. finish off the Learning about Language exercises.