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December 01, 2004

Britcom Wordplay for Advanced Learners

In a recent Daily Yomiuri article, Ginko Kobayashi wrote about a study method that may appeal to advanced learners of English - the British sitcom. Beginning today, the BBC Japan channel will be added to the SkyPerfecTV! satellite network, allowing viewers in Japan to enjoy some classic British comedy shows and dramas. Among the classic comedies are "Black Adder" (starring "Mr. Bean" Rowan Atkinson) and the political satire "Yes, Minister." Both provide endless examples of brilliantly-written wordplay. The article also cites examples from another recent hit series, "The Office", though it is not currently scheduled to air on the new channel.
British comedies teach the joy of advanced English (link will expire)

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