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  Weekender 2006 / 7  


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- Humour 2

Some men and women

Humour Part 2


This is part two of a programme about humour. This week, Jackie Dalton looks at the differences in how men and women use it - whether it's to build stronger friendships, or stand out as the leader of a group.

Jennifer Coates, a Professor of English Language and Linguistics shares the findings of her extensive research into gender and humour.

Click on 'Humour 1' on the left of this page to hear the first programme on this topic.

You can download a copy of the script and the complete programme on mp3 at the bottom of the page. You can also test your comprehension by trying our quiz.

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Vocabulary from the programme

a joke
something you say to make people laugh, often a funny story or comment

conversation where people say amusing things and make a lot of jokes

on your own

to collaborate
to work together

a joint creation
something people do together, as a team

to take the floor
to talk to a group of people and become the focus of attention

to hog
to keep something all to yourself and not share it with others

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