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    What's the core of the joke in this video?

    Heres a link to a video about London (I am going to teach my students to speak on the topic "City" soon, so I am looking for some suitable material in the Internet).

    London - A Tour Guide for the Naive - YouTube

    As to the general description of the city, I understand it allright, but then the presenter starts a conversation with some londoners and gets confused and I was simply terrified, because I didn't understand what was funny about it all (just very vaguely, that what the man says is being misinterpreted by londoners).

    I realise that it would be very time consuming for you to write a script for this video, but could you just give me a "cultural comment" on it, so that I could get the fun? (starting from about minute 8 and on)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: What's the core of the joke in this video?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Heres a link to a video about London (I am going to teach my students to speak on the topic "City" soon, so I am looking for some suitable material in the Internet).

    London - A Tour Guide for the Naive - YouTube

    As to the general description of the city, I understand it allright, but then the presenter starts a conversation with some londoners and gets confused and I was simply terrified, because I didn't understand what was funny about it all (just very vaguely, that what the man says is being misinterpreted by londoners).

    I realise that it would be very time consuming for you to write a script for this video, but could you just give me a "cultural comment" on it, so that I could get the fun? (starting from about minute 8 and on)
    I didn't watch much of it, but I did not find a core joke. I also didn't find it very funny.

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    Re: What's the core of the joke in this video?

    It's supposed to be an 'alternative' funny guide to London. I don't find it funny either. I don't think it would of much use to your students.

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