Selected English Jokes (ESL/EFL Version with Audio)

ebook Million-Word Reading Projecct Collection III

By Qiliang Feng

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This is Book 11, Collection III, of the Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) readers. It is suitable for learners with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words.
Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) is a reading project for ESL/EFL learners at the elementary level (with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words). In two years, for about fifteen minutes each day, an ESL/EFL learner can read one million words, and reach the upper-intermediate level, gaining a vocabulary of about 3,500 words and a large number of expressions.

[Text Information]
Readability | 79.59
Total word count | 15162
Words beyond 1500 | 1145
Unknown word percentage (%) | 7.55
Unknown headword occurrence | 1.78
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more | 24
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more | 241

Apart from being fun, reading jokes is a good way for ESL/EFL learners to improve their understanding of English. Some jokes show different ways in which words are used, and such jokes make it easier for learners to remember the language points.
Here is an example:
"Is she making him a good wife?"
"Well, not exactly; but she's making him a good husband."
In this joke, the word "make" is used in two different patterns. In the first one, "make him a good wife" means "become a good wife for him", while in the second, "make him a good husband" means "train him so that he will become a good husband."
A good teacher always knows when to use a joke in his classroom. He may say, "That reminds of a joke/story" during his lesson and then a story follows. This will arouse the students' interest in his class and students never fail to like such a teacher.

Selected English Jokes (ESL/EFL Version with Audio)