Lots of shortages in the UK: petrol (benzine), cars, milk, meat, toys, Christmas trees (!), timber (hout) and cement… And now even a shortage of clowns in Northern Ireland!
- shortage – a situation in which there is not enough of something
- ancient Egypt – Egypt many thousand years ago, when it was a very important and influential civilization
- depleted the supply – used up all that is available (here: all the clowns available in Northern Ireland)
- locals – people who live in a particular area or place
- post-pandemic – after the pandemic
- to live in the moment – to focus on the pleasure you can have here and now
- to be willing to make a fool of yourself – to be okay with looking like an idiot and everybody laughing at you
- to be willing to take a trip – to be okay with stumbling (struikelen) and falling
- ridiculous – very silly, absurd, foolish, laughable
- to feel at ease – to feel confident and relaxed
- audience – a group of people who come together to listen to something or watch something (such as a film or clowns)
- Why are there not enough clowns in Northern Ireland?
- What makes a good clown? Name three or more qualities. (~ 0:42 etc.)
- For which people do clowns do their act? (~ 1:35 etc.)
a. A lot of stand-ups and other comedians.
b. Everyone of all different ages and all different sizes.
c. Mainly for teenagers and young adults.
d. Only for young children and school kids.