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Learn English podcast. Learn English through the use of jokes and humor. Math Jokes and Riddles for Kids at The Best FREE Games. Free Online Games and Premium Games. Teaching English with Jokes. Chickens crossing. Why did the chicken cross the road?

Chickens crossing

Is one of the most famous (and least funny) jokes in English. In this lesson plan, students are asked to draw their own road-crossing chickens and consider chicken motives before being directed to the joke. Language level: Elementary – Intermediate (A2 – B1)Learner type: Young learners; Teens; AdultsTime: 20 minutesActivity: Drawing; Writing sentencesTopic: Jokes; English humourLanguage: The infinitive of purposeMaterials: Materials freeChickens crossing [downloaded 3166 times] Lesson plan outline Give every student in the class a scrap piece of paper.Ask students to draw a picture of a chicken crossing the road.

Note: Some of your students may be reluctant artists. Ask everyone to think of a name for their chickens. Give an example or two to illustrate the infinitive of purpose. While students are writing their sentences, go around the class and help with language. Ask everyone to stand up. Variation Follow ups Image credit. By Jamie Keddie » The train tunnel joke. This short film was directed by Ehsan Amani (Iran).

by Jamie Keddie » The train tunnel joke

It is titled Sili which seems to be translated as The Slap. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) +Learner type: Young learners; Teens; AdultsTime: 30 minutesActivity: Listening; Writing; SpeakingTopic: TransportLanguage: Verbs of thought (wonder, wish, hope, etc)Materials: Video; WorksheetThe train tunnel joke [downloaded 1986 times] Lesson plan outline Tell students that you have a joke for them. There are four people in a train carriage: An attractive girl, an older woman, a young soldier and a colonel.

Find out if anyone knows the joke. When all worksheets have been completed, let students compare and share their ideas. Variation During steps 7 – 9, students will realize that neither the woman nor the girl were kissed. Joke. A joke is something spoken, written, or done with humorous intention.[1] Jokes may have many different forms, e.g., a single word or a gesture (considered in a particular context), a question-answer, or a whole short story.


The word "joke" has a number of synonyms, including wisecrack, gag, prank, quip, jape and jest.[1] To achieve their end, jokes may employ irony, sarcasm, word play and other devices. Jokes may have a punch line, i.e., an ending to make it humorous. A practical joke or prank differs from a spoken joke in that the major component of the humour is physical rather than verbal (for example placing salt in the sugar bowl). Purpose[edit] Jokes are typically for the entertainment of friends and onlookers. Antiquity of jokes[edit] Jokes have been a part of human culture since at least 1900 BC. A recent discovery of a document called Philogelos (The Laughter Lover) gives us an insight into ancient humour. Jokes in English for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Riddles. Jokes in English (Text and MP3 Files for ESL/EFL) American Jokes. Re-telling Jokes from 1.

American Jokes

Copy a set of jokes (found below) and then cut them into strips of paper. Copy a table with a column for the jokes' names, heard, and told. Cut these into small rectangles. Good Clean Fun! A Family Humor Archive. Aha! Jokes: Clean Humor and Funny Pictures! Dumb Jokes That Are Funny - Clean Jokes. Kids Jokes. 50 easy jokes for Young English Learners. Sharing laughter after telling a joke to young learners shows we care.

50 easy jokes for Young English Learners

Jokes are not only fun, but they are also relaxing and energizing. Moreover, jokes provide great material for teaching vocabulary, grammar, idioms, and phrasal verbs. Last, jokes are delightful at bringing intonation and culture. Lesson Plan - The Joke's on You! - Grade One - Grade 01. Humor & Learning.