Category Archives: ESL

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

Posted in ELL, ESL, humor, Joke, jokes, jokes explained, kids jokes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ELL, ESL, Joke, jokes, jokes explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Education, ELL, ESL, humor, Joke, jokes explained, reading, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Catch and Release

Q: What can you catch but not throw? A: A cold! Explanation: Are you familiar with the expression, to catch a cold?  when you catch a cold you get a cold (runny nose, sneezing, maybe coughing, …) from someone else.  Cold sometimes means the … Continue reading

Posted in ESL, humor, Joke, jokes, jokes explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweet Honey in the Hair

Q: Why do bees have sticky hair? A: They use honey combs! Explanation: You already know that bees make honey.  Honeycomb is where honey is stored in the hive.  The honeycomb is made of many hexagons (a 6 sided figure like a snowflake … Continue reading

Posted in ESL, humor, Joke, jokes, jokes explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost Sleep

Q: Why did the boy run around his bed? A: Because he was trying to catch up on his sleep! Explanation: To catch up on something (such as sleep) is to do something you have not had time to do.  You catch up on … Continue reading

Posted in ELL, ESL, humor, Joke, jokes explained, kids jokes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Your Marks…

Q: How do you keep an elephant from charging? A: Take away its credit cards! Explanation: When an elephant runs towards you or something else, we say the elephant is charging, much like a bull might charge (run) at the cape of a … Continue reading

Posted in ELL, ESL, Joke, jokes, jokes explained, kids jokes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment