Similarly with songs. Learning should be interesting and not boring. Comedy is another way of keeping learners interested.
This video clip has to be one of the funniest and most used in teaching. It’s about getting the right message across. Communicating and pronouncing your words correctly and making yourself correctly understood. So it fits in well with learning languages. Communication. It features ‘The Two Ronnies‘ (Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett) their comedy programme quickly became one of the most successful and long running light entertainment shows on British television from 1971 to 1987.
This sketch is one of their most popular called “Four Candles“, written by Ronnie Barker, where Barker walks into an old-fashioned ironmonger’s store and asks for “four candles.” Corbett gives him the candles but it turns out that Barker wanted “fork handles – ‘andles for forks”, meaning garden forks. It’s a classic!
And……….to assist with ‘hearing’ and the words. Attached is the ‘script’ of the sketch to download and follow: