Tag Archives: ELL

Run, Run as Fast as You Can

Q: What does the gingerbread boy put on his bed? A: Cookie sheets! Explanation: A gingerbread boy is a type of cookie that is made out of gingerbread and cut in the shape of a person.  Many people in the … Continue reading

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Word Wizard

Q: What is a wizard’s favorite class in school? A: Spelling! Explanation: To spell a word (verb) is to say each letter in the word one by one: l – e – t – t – e – r. (Spelling … Continue reading

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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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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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Bogged Down

Q: What is the difference between a pirate and a cranberry farmer? A: A pirate buries his treasure while a cranberry farmer treasures his berries! Explanation:  Cranberries are a sour fruit, related to blueberries, that are used to make cranberry sauce and … 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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