Slapstick comedy (Identifying errors)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

Choose the letter corresponding to the word that makes the sentence wrong. If there is no error, choose letter E.
  1. Slapstick is a style of humor involving exaggeration physical activity that exceeds the boundaries of normal physical comedy.

  2. Slapstick may involved both intentional violence and violence by mishap, often resulting from inept use of props such as saws and ladders.

  3. Slapstick continues to keep a presence in modern comedy that draws upon its lineage.

  4. British comedies who honed their skills at pantomime and music hall sketches include Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, George Formby and Dan Leno.

  5. In early 19th-century England, pantomime acquired its present form which includes slapstick comedy, while comedy routines also featured heavily in British music hall theatre which became popular in the 1850s.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What makes slapstick comedy different?

  2. Do you like comedy? Why? Why not?

  3. What was the funniest show/movie you've seen?


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