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Often overlooked aspects of lesson obs in EFL. And hamsters
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ricky Gervais is not funny. What I want to know is ARE HAMSTERS EDIBLE ?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not my favourite comedian, but I found that reasonably amusing nonetheless. Or at least "instructive" (in an Englishdroid 'CELTA without tears' sort of way) LOL.

Hamsters are perfectly edible, and in whole, given a big enough mouth.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But are they eatable?

I have to say that I find A J Hoax much much funnier than Ricky. Maybe it's because Ricky seems contrived, whereas A J is just ... effortless...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean, look at this clip, for goodness sake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImrzwQC3H4k


Leadership-thinking my @r$e. This lad couldn't lead himself to an original thought in an eternity. Warmed up snake-oil is all he purveys.

But at least his puerile gesturing and unnatural mode of articulation provides comic relief. Presumably, that is what his many, many groupies enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, all humour, just like all ELT, is ultimately contrived, the question is just to what degree. Gervais's take on an English lesson isn't as laughable as many supposedly serious lessons, that's for sure!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is true. Just not as comical as I'd wish either...
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