Tag Archives: ESL

A Little Off the Sides

Q: Why did the Christmas tree go to the barber? A: Because it needed to be trimmed! Explanation: Now that it is December, ’tis the season when many people prepare to celebrate Christmas.  For those who celebrate, buying and decorating a … Continue reading

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News Flash

Q: Why did the ice cream cone become a news reporter?A: Because he wanted to get the scoop! Explanation: Do you watch the evening news?  Listen to news on the radio or a podcast? Perhaps you read a newspaper?  News reporters … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties

“It’s time for recess,” Tom said playfully. “I can turn on the lights,” Tom said powerfully. Tom Swifties are a type of humor from a series of old books.  I have not read the books but I love the odd … Continue reading

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Wanna Make Something of It?

Q: Why don’t scientists trust the atoms they work with? A: Because they make up everything! Explanation: Everything is made of atoms.  Yes, those atoms, the ones that are found on the periodic table of the elements.  It is still hard … Continue reading

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All Wound Up

Q: Why don’t mummies take vacations from their work?A: Because they are afraid to unwind! Explanation: Most people enjoy taking a few days off from school or work to rest and relax, to unwind.  In this sense, to unwind means to relax … Continue reading

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Piqued My Interest

Q: Why can’t you play hide and seek with mountains? A: Because they are always peaking! Explanation: Hide and seek is a game that children play.  In this game, one or more child finds a place to hide while another child … Continue reading

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They Might Be Giants’ Words

Q: What is the best way to talk to a giant?A: Use big words! Explanation: When I think of giants, I think of characters like those from Roald Dahl’s The BFG, Jack and the Beanstalk, and A Monster Calls.  They are … Continue reading

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Dirtless

Q: Why did the thief wash his clothes after the robbery?A: He wanted to make a clean getaway! Explanation: A thief is a robber, someone who steals things. Washing your clothes, well, you already know, will make your clothes clean. A … Continue reading

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Zombie Out

Q: Why didn’t the zombie go to work? A: Because he felt rotten! Explanation: When you are sick, it is very important that you don’t go to work or school, especially now with COVID still making people sick.  If you feel … Continue reading

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These Wings are Made for Walking

Q: Why do birds fly south for the winter?A: Because it is too far to walk! Explanation: Where I grew up, in Minnesota, it was very common to see birds fly south for the winter. When all of the lakes freeze, … Continue reading

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