Category Archives: ESL

Puppy Time

Q: What do you call a dog that can tell time? A: A watch-dog! Explanation: A watchdog is a dog that guards your house; they are also known as guard dogs. (Watchdog can also refer to a group or agency … Continue reading

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Can you ear me now?

Q: What has many ears but cannot hear? A: A field of corn! Explanation: “Ear” has two meanings (when used as a noun, a thing): 1) Most people (and most animals) have an ear on each side of their head that allow them … Continue reading

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Stealth

Q: What kind of shoes does a ninja wear? A: Sneakers! Explanation:  A very long time ago in Japan, ninjas worked as secret agents for the government; they were spies who were trained in the martial art of ninjutsu.  They were known … Continue reading

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Among the Hidden

Q: Can a leopard hide anywhere he wants? A: No, he is always spotted! Explanation:  If you have ever seen a leopard, you will know that leopards have spots. Spots are the round marks that a leopard has on its fur. … Continue reading

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Worse Than Its Bite

Q: Why is a tree like a noisy dog? A: Because each has a lot of bark! Explanation:  Dogs bark; barking is the noise they frequently make (some dogs bark less then others).  In this case, ‘bark’ is a verb, an action. … Continue reading

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A Purrfect Joke

Q: What color is a happy cat? A: Purr-ple! Explanation: Cats make two common sounds- they meow and they purr (they can also howl and screech but those sounds are not as common).  Purring is that low, rumble that you can feel on … Continue reading

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Brilliance

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses during class? A: Because her students were so bright! Explanation: Have you ever seen a teacher wear sunglasses while teaching in a classroom?  I haven’t.  Most people only wear sunglasses when they are outside in the … Continue reading

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