Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:56 am
Can anyone tell me how to use jokes in the classroom? It should work,I think, but not sure how
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Brian wrote:One way is to give the students the question parts for 10 jokes on a worksheet.
The answer parts are all pinned up around the walls of the classroom.
Students can mingle around the room, reading the answers and trying to match them to the questions to make complete jokes.
When I do this, I usually use fairly simple jokes that play with English, such as puns ... these are the kind of jokes that lower level students can enjoy.
Q: Why will you never be hungry at the beach?
A: Because of all the sand which is (sandwiches) there!
If you want more Q & A jokes, let me know. I've got more than 200.
For longer 'anecdote' jokes, I sometimes do them as a dictogloss or an ordering story pictures activity.
I definitely think jokes are a good idea - for all levels and ages. Everyone loves a good joke, and many people like a bad joke too.
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