Monday, March 30, 2009

Lots of Laughs

There are many different types of laughter
If I sing them to you now you might remember them after

You bite into some food that is really bitter
Your friend sees your face and he starts to titter

You notice that your teacher is a big nose picker
You know you shouldn't laugh but you start to snicker

A laugh that sounds like a bird is called a cackle
If it's loud enough, it will raise your hackles

The funniest thing that you ever saw
Is likely to cause you to guffaw

When you laugh real loud, that's called a chortle
We need to learn to laugh because we're mortal

There are many different types of laughter
If I sing them to you now you might remember them after

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review

2 comments:

Mosier Community School PTO said...

What ages do the junior and senior levels vocab minute lyrics aim to reach? On your blog you use "elementary" but it's not listed that way on the podcast. Love it all by the way!!!! thanks! :) Janene

Tom Meltzer said...

Hi Mosier Community School, and hi Janene!

Junior level covers grades 3 through 7. Senior level covers grades 8 through 12. I'm not sure why TPR only divides them into two groups--might have something to do with the way the host site was originally organized. My job is to write them to elementary, middle-school, or high-school level, so that's what I do, and I label them accordingly.

Best,
Tom