Inside Amy Schumer, “Calling The Cable Company”

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The Clip

Amy’s internet connection is playing up so she takes a deep breath and picks up the phone to the cable company helpline. Full of funny moments, the situation she finds herself in during the call is one everybody can relate to.

Level and Language Focus

The service language used in the clip is not too difficult to understand and could be used for a strong pre-intermediate class upwards. An obvious extension would be an activity on telephone English, or the clip could provide a good introduction to the topic.

Worksheet

A worksheet is available here:

Inside Amy Schumer (Right Click, Save As…)

Availability

You can view the video on YouTube.

 

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Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) – Listen Alert

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The Clip

A short sketch (2:17) from the show Inside Amy Schumer. It features a spoof-advert for a telephone helpline set up for people who like to talk endlessly about their own lives. Unlike many of her sketches, this Amy Schumer snippet is 100% clean and inoffensive.

Level and Language Focus

There is plenty of language to be studied from the clip mainly centred around telling and listening to problems.

Some grammar ideas to come from this include should have and third conditionals (see worksheet below).

Worksheet

A specially designed worksheet featuring grammar and vocabulary activities based on the video is available here:

Inside Amy Schumer (Right click, Save Target As…)

Availability

The official Comedy Central clip can be viewed on YouTube.