By Harry Collis
Юмористические загадки с комическими иллюстрациями помогут студентам, изучающим английский язык, получить новую способность проникновения в суть американского языка и культуры. Каждая загадка сопровождается поясняющим текстом, который помогает понять основные лингвистические и культурные причины забавности шутки.Humorous riddles with comedian illustrations support ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. each one riddle is observed via textual content that is helping scholars snatch and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural explanation why the comic story is humorous.
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If a boy, the orphan may be supported by the village’s great hunter, and may find a supernatural or animal helper. He eventually shames or defeats those who have rejected him, often by gaining shamanic powers, and rewards his benefactor. In female-centered variants (such as storyknife tales), the granddaughter often disobeys her grandmother; consequently, the child is exposed to supernatural danger. Here, it may be the grandmother who turns out to have magical powers (Oswalt 1964; Ager 1971). In other stories, the main characters may be a couple living far from other people.
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101 American English Riddles: Understanding Language and Culture Through Humor by Harry Collis