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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #118844: Vocabulary: laugh and smile...
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    Vocabulary: laugh and smile...


     

     

    It is a Sesame... It opens doors because it predisposes the people you're facing in your favour, showing them that you're concerned about everyone, and more particularly about them... It has an almost magical power. It's often difficult to "keep smiling", in some circumstances of life, but when you "are smiling", it's quite easy to pass on a smile, to "make someone smile", or to "put a smile back on someone's face".  It's very contagious, not as an illness, but as a medicine!  

     

                                                               



    IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS SO EASY!!! 

     

      
                      To smile                        To simper          To beam= smile broadly
                   

                      To grin

           (showing your teeth)

                           To smirk

               = stupid, self-satisfied smile

                  To sneer

               = with scorn

     

    Mixed with all the different emotions you're feeling, you can then go as far as turning a smile into a laughter!

     

     

                                                     

     

    Laughter may also have different forms, depending on the feelings which are associated to it. 

     

                

                       To chuckle                

                         To giggle                    

       To snigger (GB) (unkindly)

                

                      To snicker (US)               

                          To chortle            

                    To titter       

        

                        To snort             

                        To roar         

                        To sneer            

     

    More vocabulary ! 

     Hilarious/ sidesplitting  A fit of laughter 
     To burst out laughing  A burst of laughter 
     Doubled-up laughing  A tinkling laugh
     To be in stiches = = almost die of laughter      
     To laugh in somebody's face Laughing soup/ laughing water  
     The giggles  To howl with laughter 
     Tongue in cheek humour  (US)  A deadpan sense of humour
     For a laugh/ for fun/ in fun  To laugh heartily 
     To give a forced laugh/ sour laugh/  No kidding! 
     The laughing stock  To have a laugh

     

    EXPRESSIONS and idioms about WAYS OF LAUGHING

                       

        Laugh one's head off

               Laugh in someone's face               

             To laugh up your sleeve (GB)

                laugh in your sleeve (US) 

              = being secretely amused        

     

    - To laugh like a drain=  To laugh coarsely or loudly, mocking others. 

    - a barrel of laughs- To be laughing on the other side of one's face/ mouth.= to show sudden disappointment after appearing cheerful. 

    - a horse laugh= a mocking and sarcastic laugh 

    - To laugh at the carpet= to vomit  

    - To have the last laugh= To prove successful, finally...

     

                                                       

    There you are...  There are so many expressions that you may think it will be difficult to choose among them, but as they are used frequently, I think the choice won't be too hard. Good luck ... You have THE FORCE. 

     



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    1. Remember that what’s important isn’t «to laugh or not to laugh», but definitely to , and I will!


    2. The stories he was telling were so funny that the whole audience were ...


    3. Tell the truth, Sandra, if not, I’ll be of the whole family, and I won’t have it.


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    8. In that horror film, the sounded so evil that the audience were petrified.


    9. The on Patrick’s face showed that he was totally despising whoever tried to help him.


    10. When Trevor received his cheque, he was literally , thinking that his rough patch was over.


     

                                                                                                                              








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