Level: Intermediate B1+
Age: Teens, Adults
Language aim: Question formation
Monty Python are one of the most famous (if not the most famous!) English comedy collectives ever and rank among my top comedians. I try and use comedy clips whenever I can as British humour is an extremely important part of British national identity.
I have used the following video clip with teenage classes and many students found it amusing. The surrealist nature of Monty Python jokes can be tricky and sometimes requires a bit of explaining which may reduce the comedy value. I used this clip when reviewing question forms and specifically in lessons where I’ve wanted the students to prepare their own quiz questions.
If students are willing they can act out their own Monty Python Bridge of Death scene with questions of their own choice.