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Appendix (ii)




NAME:
 
 

  1. Do you enjoy comedy films?
If yes, who are your favourite comedians?
 
 
 
 
  1. Do you enjoy watching sitcoms?
If yes, which ones do you like most?
 
 

3. Do you prefer British or American sitcoms?

Explain your answer.

4. Do you think humour in the English language is very different from humour in your native tongue?
 
 
 
 

  1. Do people from your country have a generally positive or negative attitude towards humour in English?
6 Do you think you have a positive or negative attitude towards humour in the English language?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7. Do you have any problems understanding jokes or funny stories in English? If yes, why do you think you have this difficulty?
 
 








Appendix (v)




NAME:
 
 
 
 

1. What examples of sarcasm did you notice?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. What embarrassing situations did Basil get himself into? How did the situations arise?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Find some examples of Basil's contrasting behaviour with people he sees as (i) inferior and (ii) superior to himself.
 
 














Appendix (i)




NAME:
 
 
 
 

NATIONALITY:
 
 
 
 

AGE:
 
 
 
 

SEX:
 
 

OCCUPATION:
 
 
 
 

PURPOSE OF STAY IN IRELAND:
 
 
 
 

LENGTH OF TIME IN IRELAND:
 
 
 
 

OTHER ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES VISITED:
 
 
 
 

LENGTH OF TIME SPENT IN THOSE COUNTRIES:
 
 




















Appendix (iii)




NAME:
 
 
 
 

1. Did you find the programme funny? Give reasons for your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. What were the funniest moments?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. How realistic were the situations and the characters?
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. Do you think the humour was very British? Explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. Was the humour very different from that of your language? How?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. Do you have any other comments?
 
 




















Appendix (iv)




NAME:
 
 
 
 

1. How funny did you find the conversation between Basil and Sybil in the office?

Explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Why was Basil's initial reaction to Mr. Hutchison a negative one?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. Were you sympathetic to Basil in his confrontations with Mr. Hutchison?

Explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. Can you remember any excuses Basil made for his behaviour?
 
 












Appendix (vi)




NAME:
 
 
 
 

1. What is Basil's attitude to the family?
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Do you think Basil is rude to the Heaths?
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. How does Basil speak to them?
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. Did you think the dialogue was funny? Explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. What do you think makes the conversation humorous?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. What sort of people or attitudes does this piece make fun of?
 
 






















Appendix (vii)




NAME:
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. Did you find this extract funny? Explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. What example of English behaviour is made fun of?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. What does the piece tell us about Basil's character?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. What did you think of the plays on words?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. What did you think was the funniest part of this scene?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NAME:
 
 

(3) THE HALLS AND THE TWITCHINS
 
 

a. Do you think this scene is funny? Explain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

b. Why does Basil panic?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

c. Do you understand the punchline?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(4) "LOBSTER'S OFF"
 
 
 
 

a. What do you think of Basil's excuses and "explanations"?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

b. Do you find this joke funny:

"Well,if you don't like duck... er ...you're rather stuck."

( How about in this particular situation?)

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