Tag Archives: ESL

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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Hickory Dickory Clock

Q: What time is it when your clock strikes 13? A: Time to get a new clock! Explanation: When a clock “strikes the hour” it means that it is exactly on the hour, 8:00 or 11:00 for example (not 8:17 or … Continue reading

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Them’s Fighting Words!

Q: Why did the dentist and the manicurist decide not to be friends?A: Because they were always fighting tooth and nail! Explanation: A dentist is a doctor that improves the health of your teeth.  A manicurist is a specialist who … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pieces

Q: Is collecting shells on the beach easy to learn?A: Yes, you’ll pick it up right away! Explanation: Picking up shells on a beach is easy because, if the beach has shells, you just bend over and lift them up with … Continue reading

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A Weight Off My Shoulder

Q: Why was the pirate sad when his parrot left? A: It gave him the cold shoulder! Explanation: Yes, the last parrot joke for a while. Have you seen those pictures of a pirate with a parrot sitting on his shoulder?  … Continue reading

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A Parrot and a Shtick

Q: What is bright orange and sounds like a parrot?A: A carrot! Explanation: Yes! A second parrot joke! As you can hear when you read the joke aloud, parrot rhymes with carrot. This joke is funny because the question has a … Continue reading

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