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  • Chloe: Ah, it's nice to see the weather's

  • fantastic again.

  • Claire: Sounds like it's going to be

  • a lovely day.

  • Or is it?

  • Let's watch and find out.

  • Chloe: Ah, it's nice to see the weather's

  • fantastic again.

  • Mark: Really,

  • I didn't think it was going to be that good today.

  • Chloe: Oh, it's a beautiful day.

  • Mark: Maybe they got the forecast wrong.

  • Chloe: I can't wait to go outside and

  • do my shopping.

  • Mark: Well

  • I've had enough of being stuck inside today.

  • I'll get your shopping for you.

  • Mark: I am not going out there!

  • Chloe: The British summer is fantastic, isn't it?

  • Claire: What's the matter?

  • Mark: I think Chloe was trying to trick me...

  • all that talk about how beautiful a day it is

  • and I fell for it.

  • Claire: Chloe wasn't trying to trick you.

  • That was sarcasm.

  • Sarcasm is where people

  • say the opposite of what they mean,

  • and they use it to talk about things they don't like

  • - it can be confusing.

  • Chloe was talking about the weather,

  • but we can use it to talk about

  • all kind of things,

  • you'll see more examples at the end of the programme.

  • Now one way that

  • you can tell when people are being sarcastic,

  • is they often use a different intonation -

  • falling rather than

  • the rising tone

  • people usually use

  • when they are happy or excited.

  • Sometimes people

  • stretch words making them longer

  • if they are being sarcastic.

  • Listen to the difference between:

  • "I can't wait to go outside!"

  • and

  • "I can't wait to go outside".

  • You should also think about the context

  • people often use sarcasm when

  • it's obvious that they mean the opposite

  • to what they are saying.

  • Once you can tell that someone is being sarcastic,

  • why not join in?

  • Let's try it again.

  • Chloe: Ah, it's nice to see the weather's

  • fantastic again

  • Mark: Yes, it's great isn't it?

  • Chloe: Oh, it's a beautiful day.

  • Mark: I love days like these.

  • Chloe: I can't wait to go outside

  • and do my shopping.

  • Mark: Yes,

  • that will be great fun, won't it?

Chloe: Ah, it's nice to see the weather's

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A2 UK chloe sarcasm sarcastic claire beautiful day fantastic

What They Really Mean: Sarcasm

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    Samuel posted on 2018/04/24
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