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The following ESL resources are available for Humour / comedy:

book references (2)
reading (1)
audio (1)
 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
'Funniest' jokes at Edinburgh Festival external link icon
Report on the ten 'funniest' jokes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mostly puns, mostly dreadful - but illustrative of some useful and interesting language.
 
 

 

 
 
 
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Vox pops: What is your most embarrassing moment?
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover 

Grammar Games and Activities 1

Peter Watcyn-Jones   
 
34 - Two funny stories  Pages 92 - 94
Ss sort and order story fragments to make two 'funny' stories.
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover 

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate

Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
 
Listening 2 - Telling a joke  Pages 10 - 11
Listening: Long (funny?) story.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)