Humour is anything that causes amusement; it is a quality in something that makes you laugh for example in a situation, in someone's words or actions, or in a book or film. In this lesson we will learn the expressions related to humour.
Vocabulary that express humour
Amusing: something that makes you laugh
Funny: causing amusement or laughter
A joke: very short story with a funny ending
Humorous: Amusing, funny and laughable
An impression: An amusing imitation of a famous person
To make fun of someone: Laugh at someone In a sarcasm way
To kid: To make jokes or to joke with someone
Silly: Funny in a stupid way
Witty: Funny in an intelligent way
She told a silly joke.
I cracked jokes to make everyone laugh.
I wait for one of them to crack a joke.
Serious occasions can produce good comedy, or at least gallows humour.
Sense of humour
He was a fantastic teacher with infinite patience and a great sense of humour.
He started as a stand-up comedian.
Now you can go to work in a good mood.
He’s been in a bad mood all evening because his favourite team lost today’s match.
I try to do good work and have fun doing it.
Make fun of
Don’t make fun of dreams
Burst into laughter
I heard a joke and I burst into laughter.
To stop trying to do something before you have finished
To continue an activity
To seem reasonable / to make sense
Meet someone or find something by chance
To think of a solution for dealing with a problem
Something found after being lost
To leave your house and go somewhere
A short rest/ relax
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