American Jokes Re-telling Jokes from 1. 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. 2. 3. 4. The joke about the tiger Two men are walking through a forest. “What are you doing?” “I don’t have to run faster than the tiger,” he says. The joke about the genie An Australian is sitting at a bar, and he sees a lamp on a table. The man thinks for a while, then he says, “I want a beer that is never empty.” The genie waves his hand, and a bottle of beer appears on the bar. The man says, “I want two more of those.” The joke about the ugly son There was a man who had four children, all extremely good-looking, except for the youngest one, Craig. The man grew old, and just before he died he asked his wife, “Mary, I have only one question. “Yes, my dear,” replied his wife. The husband smiled. Mary gave a big sigh and said, “Thank god he didn’t ask me about the other three.” The joke about the smart dog
by Jamie Keddie » The train tunnel joke This short film was directed by Ehsan Amani (Iran). 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. 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. 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 Jokes are typically for the entertainment of friends and onlookers. Antiquity of jokes 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. Psychology of jokes Jokes in organizations Rules Comic
Jokes in English for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Riddles Teachers often use jokes in the ESL/EFL classroom to teach culture, grammar and vocabulary. If you know a joke that works well with ESL/EFL students, please submit the joke. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Newest Jokes | Short Jokes | Riddles | Puns | Long Jokes | Misuse of English Q: What are two things people never eat before breakfast? A: Lunch and supper. Q: Why did the man throw a bucket of water out the window? Q: Why did the man throw the butter out the window? Q: Why did the man put the clock in the safe? Q: What has two hands and a face, but no arms and legs? Q: What has a neck, but no head? Q: Where is the ocean the deepest? Q: Why did the man throw his watch out of the window? Q: What State in the United States is High in the middle and round at the ends? Q: "There were some twins. Q: How do you spell mousetrap? This one should be spoken. Q: What can't be used until it's broken? Q. Q.
Chickens crossing Why did the chicken cross the road? 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
50 easy jokes for Young English Learners Sharing laughter after telling a joke to young learners shows we care. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. And here we have the quite easy! 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. I'm sure you have had a laugh and have even imagined yourself telling some of them to your students. How did your students like these? Do they have a favorite one? Send you a frog hug! Juan Did you like it?