Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Start 2010 with a smile!

Well, here we are again, back to school and ready to face a hard term.

I know that January could be one of your toughest months, now that you have spent all your spare money in December and the next holidays are so far away, so I would like to ease your English lessons.

I propose you do something different: have a good laugh while learning new vocabulary.

There are many web pages where you can find short jokes. They may be simple like this one:

"Am I the first man you have ever loved?" he said.

"Of course," she answered "Why do men always ask the same question?".

They may force you to look some words up in the dictionary:

Why couldn't Cinderella be a good soccer player?
She lost her shoe, she ran away from the
ball, and her coach was a pumpkin.”
(Requires basic knowledge of the Cinderella story and that both ball and coach have double meanings.)

Or you might even guess the meaning reading the word in a context:
Two cows are standing in a field.
One says to the other "Are you worried about
Mad Cow Disease?
The other one says "No, It doesn't worry me, I'm a horse!"

Brian, a Scottish friend of mine has sent me a couple of links to pages that you should visit to get your daily humor dose.

The first one includes many categories, jokes for children:

What did the traffic light say to the car?
Don't look, I'm changing.”

Or for cannibals: “Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?”

And if you feel like something even simpler, try the smileys and SMS in varied categories too that you could find in the second page Brian suggested:

smileys: wink ;-) tongue tied :-&

funny SMS: i want u 2 know dat our friendship means alot 2 me.U cry i cry.U lauf i lauf.U jump out of da window... I look down & den... i lauf again


1 comment:

  1. Me parece muy interesante la labor que estas realizando en este I.E.S.