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Mr. Bean's Holiday

Mr. Bean's Holiday

Date: Nov 14 2007

Themes: Pop Culture

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

When movies first came out, they didn’t have sound. So stars like Charlie Chaplin became famous by using their hands and eyes to act.

Over the last 17 years, Rowan Atkinson has become famous with a similar technique. Although his movies have sound, his character, a child-like man named Mr. Bean, speaks very rarely.

Since so many of Mr. Bean’s jokes are non-verbal, the movies are just as funny when translated into other languages. Listen to Kevin tell Beren about Mr. Bean’s success abroad.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Kevin

Kevin

Beren

Beren

Kevin:  So I heard that, like, Mr. Bean’s movie’s on like the top charts of Chinese films…movies in China.

Beren:  Mr. Bean?

Kevin:  Yes.

Beren:  I heard he died like five years ago.

Kevin:  No. He’s been making movies. Rowan Atkinson, right?

Beren:  Yeah yeah yeah yeah.

Kevin:  Do you like him?

Beren:  He’s funny. He has his moments...slightly charming in a really obnoxious way. Did you like the first movie?

Kevin:  I thought it was entertaining. I mean the guy made a career of like, just being silent.

Beren:  Totally, it’s like the old silent film comedies, very physical comedy, lots of visual gags. I could see it being big in a foreign market for some reason.

Kevin:  I guess.

Beren:  Yeah. Maybe. I don’t know.

Kevin:  I mean, it definitely has, like, a niche market, I guess. I don’t know what you would call it. He’s interesting.

Beren:  Yeah yeah. He’s uniquely British.

Kevin:  And I love British humor.

 

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討論

Kevin read somewhere that Mr. Bean’s Holiday, the follow-up to 1997’s Bean, is doing extremely well in China. This surprises Beren because she thought that the actor who plays Mr. Bean was dead. Obviously, she isn’t a huge fan.

But Beren admits that while Mr. Bean can be somewhat annoying, he is entertaining at times. His work reminds her of silent films. It’s a style that she can understand being popular in other countries.

Do you prefer physical comedy or intellectual humor? Physical comedy is universal, but sometimes there’s nothing funnier than a pun in your native language.

 

意見

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DominikLi

DominikLi

China

We love Mr.Bean

11:54 AM Jan 19 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Guys , just in case you haven´t seen it, go to You Tube and look for Mr Bean at the hospital – Mr Bean im Krankenhous.    . hilarious !!!!

03:14 PM Nov 21 2012 |

1 person likes this

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like his movies,he is a comedian actor and he came for olympic before the olympic start.Smile

05:44 PM Sep 18 2012 |

1 person likes this

solang

solang

Jordan

I love Mr.Bean.. the best ever <3

08:05 PM Aug 23 2012 |

Rafael martins

Portugal

I like so much Mr. Bean. he is fun.

03:46 PM Aug 23 2012 |

vuthanhthang

Viet Nam

Yaaaa, he`s my idol. just looking at his face people can`t help laughing

03:42 PM Aug 07 2012 |

ErinDong

ErinDong

United States

I already have watched this movie and it is a great film! mr. bean is very funny and has those crazy ideas, like dressing up as a lady to reduce notice. an actor life for him must be really hard!

08:50 PM Aug 02 2012 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

Wow… I can never forget this movie…
I was waiting for this movie since I saw its promo…
& when I bought it… that same night I watched it with my Mother…
& we both really kept laughing during the whole movie…
& We both loved it too much…
I love all Mr. Bean’s movies…
You did really great job to make millions of people forget their sorrows…
& you spread smiles… huge laughters on their faces…

It’s a great Social Work…
& I respect you for that… :)

04:44 AM May 11 2012 |

I M P E R I V M

United States

I love all of Mr. bean programs!

10:14 PM Dec 18 2011 |

gita_tho

gita_tho

Viet Nam

mr Bean really make people enjoying the movie.My sister’s liltle son like watching mir.Bean so much.And me, when I was c child I  didn’t  any opportunity to watch it because Mir.Bean movie is a inter-filmCool  I was not showed in Vn and wasn’t translated into VN lg

09:15 AM Aug 31 2011 |

Bruce_zhou

China

I love mr.bean very much ,he’s movies always made me cheery smile and happy,let my mood be nice,i lile all kind of comedy films

08:45 AM Aug 31 2011 |

jamalseidu

Ghana


  1. very funny pic 

  2. jokerble


12:44 PM Aug 23 2011 |

nhhowail

Saudi Arabia

he is man great

06:33 AM Jun 14 2011 |

nhhowail

Saudi Arabia

its great mr bean ..


plaese frainds i want hlep me i want learning english ..

06:32 AM Jun 14 2011 |

Wishion

Wishion

China

i like Mr. Bean very much!his movies are nice.

10:25 AM May 12 2011 |

TangTa

TangTa

Viet Nam

I love Mr Bean so much! Mr Bean series always bring for me cheery smiles. :)

08:13 AM Apr 07 2011 |

jerry bourne

China

i love mr bean very much!he is a bit stupid but very lovely!

12:51 AM Apr 07 2011 |

LVNT

LVNT

Turkey

I didn't watch Mr Bean so far but I am sure he is awesome

06:35 PM Apr 06 2011 |

redlove_cri

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

funny

06:01 PM Jan 26 2011 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

11:07 AM Nov 14 2010 |

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