Thursday, 1 May 2014

World Laughter Day - May, 4th


WORLD LAUGHTER DAY


World Laughter Day was born in India on January 11 1998. It was organised by the founder of the Worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement.
He said that laughters stimulate positive emotions and can help us feel better. Not only they can improve our mood, but they are also good for our body. In fact laughing brings more oxygen to our body and brain.

When we are in our classroom we sometimes get bored...Let's try to have some fun... and learn at the same time! 
Jokes can help
  • motivate to speak, listen, read and write
  • promote a relaxed atmosphere
  • study the language in a real-life context
  • understand informal and colloquial expressions
  • compare different cultures

Let's see some jokes!


Surf the following sites to read jokes, riddles and puns


Jokes between students and teachers:
http://freejoke4u.blogspot.it/2010/09/short-jokes-between-teacher-and.html

Jokes:
http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/jokes.php#.U2IlB4F_tMQ

Jokes:
http://academictips.org/blogs/jokes/

Funny short stories:
http://academictips.org/blogs/funny-short-stories/

Jokes, riddles, puns, misuse of english: 
http://iteslj.org/c/jokes.html

Some jokes listed by difficulty and grammar goals:
http://www.esljokes.net/contents.html

Some students' tasks 
1
Read the jokes above, choose one and learn it. Then you will tell it to your classmates. If there are many characters, choose some friends and act the joke toghether.

2
Surf the above links, choose one joke or funny short story and then write something similar using it as a model.

3
Now invent your own joke!

4

Choose a joke, a pun or a short story and translate it. Do you think you could translate  all the jokes literally? If not, why? 
Think about something very funny about your country and about Britain and tell or invent a joke about that. 

5

Read some jokes about the misuse of English. Choose one and tell what makes the joke. Did similar funny situations ever  happen in you classroom? 

HAVE FUN!


2 comments:

  1. Thanks again for contributing this blog to the ELT Blog Carnival. The carnival is ready to be viewed now: http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2014/08/41st-elt-blog-carnival-teaching-with.html

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