What can you learn from this joke?
April 25, 2007 9:30pm CST
A friend of mine was giving and English lessin to a class of adult who had recently come to live in the Unite States.After placing quite a number of everyday objects on a table,he asked various members of the calss to give him the ruler,the book,the open and so on.The class went very smoothly and the students seemed interested and serious about the work that they were engaged in until when my friend turned to an Italian student and said,"Give me the kyes."The man looked surprised and somewhat at a loss.Seeing this,my friend thought that he hadn't heard him clearly,so he repeated."give me the keys".The Italian shrugged his shoulders.Then,he trew his arem around the teacher's neck and kissed him on bothe cheeks. This is a joke,but it contains many means,what can you learn from it?
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21 Jun 07
Yes,it's just a joke.And i heard it before.I agree with you,we should pay more attention on our pronunciation.It's important for us.If it's wrong,it will give us much trouble.Sometimes even the life.It's good in this joke,just a kiss,yes?So for me English is my second language,i will learn it in its standard pronunciation.Here is a problem is which is the best Amerecan or English and Canada.What's your opinion?
29 Jan 13
There are two possibilities: 1.The teacher mispronounced the word “keys”[ki:z] and it sounded like "kiss".[kis] 2.The student has some listening comprehension problem. He didn't recognize the difference of the two. The root cause of this might be that he didn't know the right pronunciation of the two words, either!