Stupid Product Warnings Ppt


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Samples of funny product labels, with comments, for intermediate and advanced learners of English.

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Stupid Product Warnings Ppt

  1. 1. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>Reading comprehension practice for ESL students... </li></ul></ul>Stupid Product Warnings
  2. 2. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>Practice your English reading skills: can you see why these warnings are stupid? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember, these are real warnings from real products! </li></ul></ul>Stupid Product Warnings
  3. 3. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On a Sears hairdryer: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not use while sleeping . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you COULD use it while sleeping, that would be pretty cool! </li></ul></ul>Stupid Product Warnings
  4. 4. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On a bag of Fritos: You </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>could be a winner! No </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>purchase necessary. Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inside . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So, how do you get the details? You have to make a purchase! (Or you could try 'shoplifting' – just steal it!)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On a bar of Dial soap: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions: Use like regular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>soap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wow, it's sooooo easy! I never would have thought of that myself... (Yes, this is an example of 'sarcasm'.)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On Tesco's tiramisu dessert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(printed on the bottom of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>box): Do not turn upside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>down . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too late! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On Marks & Spencer bread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pudding: Product will be hot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>after heating . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can they be so sure??? (More 'sarcasm'!)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On packaging for a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rowenta iron: Do not iron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clothes on body . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ouch! I don't even like to think about it... </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On Boot's children's cough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>medicine: Do not drive a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>car or operate machinery after </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>taking this medication . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember CHILDREN, drive safely! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On Nytol sleep aid: Warning: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May cause drowsiness . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>'Drowsy' means 'sleepy'. Doesn't it seem strange that a 'sleep aid' MAY cause drowsiness? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On most brands of Christmas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lights: For indoor or outdoor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use only . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we have a third option? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On an American Airlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>packet of peanuts: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructions: Open packet, eat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nuts . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great, anyone can do it! (^_^)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>On a child's Superman costume: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wearing of this garment does not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enable you to fly . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am so disappointed – they just ruined my childhood dream! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Stupid Product Warnings <ul><ul><li>For more funny ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to learn English, go to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
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