Sunday, September 6, 2009
Week 9: Telling Jokes and Stories
This week we are going to have some fun! Jokes in English are a good way to learn new vocabulary and practice grammar.
Level One : (The Perfect Son) Click here, read the joke and listen to the MP3
Level Two : (A Second Opinion) Click here, read the joke and listen to the MP3
Level Three : (Two Riddles) Click here, read the joke and listen to the MP3
For more ESL Jokes click here.
Try this tongue twister - good for pronunciation, especially the sound, 'ch' :-)
How much wood would a wood chuck chuck (flash exercise)
She sells sea shells (practice the 'sh' sound)
I saw Susie sitting (practice the 's' sound)
Level 2 & 3
We have just watched a story on video about jokes made at work which can offend. I am interested to hear your workplace stories - funny or bad.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH CHRISTOPHE FROM BELGIUM TELL HIS STORY ABOUT THE WORST JOB HE EVER HAD.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO VOXOPOP. TELL ME ABOUT THE WORST JOB YOU EVER HAD? Where was it? When? Who was involved? What happened? How did it happen?
GRAMMAR - Should, Ought to, had better ...
Watch this video if you are not sure how to use should, ought to or had better
Level 3 : Writing letters of complaint
Exercise 1 : Rental Property Problems
Go to this page - copy and paste into Word - then practise writing a letter of complaint to Bowman's Realty about problems a - f in our class reading text. Use the reading text to help you complete the task.
Exercise 2 : Problems with a Purchase
Go this page - copy and paste into Word- then practice writing a letter about something you bought which is faulty.
You can copy and paste other templates into Word from this website.