Lecție de engleză – Laughing could kill you (BBC video)

In a competition for control between laughter and breathing and speaking, laughter always wins, says a neuroscientist. Neil and Tim discuss the dangers of laughter and teach you some related words.

This week’s question:

How many times a day the average adult laughs? Is it…

a) 17,

b) 70 or

c) 700?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary

guffaw
a loud laugh that you can’t control

laugh your head off
laugh very loudly for a long time

choke
to stop breathing because something is blocking your throat

diaphragm
the sheet of muscle separating your lungs from your stomach

gasping
having difficulty breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgwRagriHqk

Sursa: BBC Learning English

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