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ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > Sharing Idea of Using Jokes as Learning Tool    

Sharing Idea of Using Jokes as Learning Tool



slkchina
China

Sharing Idea of Using Jokes as Learning Tool
 
I have been teaching small groups of Chinese students and stumbled on the idea of having a "Joke of the Day". I got a list of "Dad Jokes" and curated them for usability and start the class with one. Jokes help students learn how to express themselves in English in a more natural setting (than reading a text aloud, for example). I ask students to tell they jokes to their parents and report back if their parents laughed. I ask them to repeat last week�s joke, etc. Some Dad Jokes rely on puns and wouldn�t work translated while other jokes would work in any language. It is interesting to see what students find funny. Here are some examples of what I mean. 
 
What do you call a tiger with three eyes? A t i-i-i ger.
 
What do you call a bear with no ears? A B
 
What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh
 
Why do birds fly? It is faster than walking. 

10 Oct 2021      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Heres a couple of sheets from me.
 

11 Oct 2021     



slkchina
China

Thanks. Thats a good idea to make a little quiz out of jokes. 

15 Oct 2021     



FrauSue
France

I like doing something similar with cracker jokes at Christmas.
 
You could also have fun with some Halloween-themed jokes.
Why didnt the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with!
What kind of witch lives at the beach? A sand witch! (etc) 

15 Oct 2021     



FrauSue
France

I like doing something similar with cracker jokes at Christmas.
 
You could also have fun with some Halloween-themed jokes.
Why didnt the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with!
What kind of witch lives at the beach? A sand witch! (etc) 

15 Oct 2021     



sazamama
France

I love using humour for language teaching and have sticks of puns and jokes like these on my homograph sheets, sorted by seasons and including Halloween ones too, feel free to check them out:
http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/meaning/homographs/Funny_English_HALLOWEEN_Homon_1019409/
http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/meaning/homographs/Funny_English_Spring_Homonyms_1011933/
http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/meaning/homographs/Funny_English_SUMMER_Homonyms_1011934/
http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/meaning/homographs/Funny_English_AUTUMN_Homonyms_1011973/
http://www.eslprintables.com/vocabulary_worksheets/meaning/homographs/Funny_English_WINTER_Homonyms_1011975/ 

15 Oct 2021