Friday, 3 July 2009

Jeff Goldblum will be missed

The advent of Twitter as a news communication channel is parodied in this funny video.

Watch the video and answer the questions below:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Jeff Goldblum Will Be Missed
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  1. How did the presenter find out about Jeff Goldblum's death?
  2. What words does he use to achieve the "funny" effect?
  3. What does Jeff Goldblum first?
  4. What does he do after he sees the news on TV?
  5. Which means of communication are criticised?
  6. Which real event triggered this sketch?

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Funny subtitles

Watch this video about a non-native English speaker and leave a comment based on the questions

  1. -Could you understand the man's English?
  2. -Why was he angry about the subtitles?
  3. -Did you find the video funny?
  4. -What part did you like the most?

Impaired communication!

In this video you can see how communication in English can go wrong!!!

Watch the video and leave a comment based on these questions:

1) Why does communication go wrong?
2) What are the "problem" words?
3) What do you think of the video?