Learn English with 5 Stupid Jokes!

Learning English can be FUNNY! This special lesson is all about simple, easy jokes that dads tell their kids. We call them these "dad jokes". These jokes are a great way to learn English because they are based on pronunciation, puns, and vocabulary. You'll hear five simple dad jokes along with explanations. I'll also go over the vocabulary in detail so you can really master some new vocabulary. Take the quiz, and practice speaking by telling these jokes to your family and friends. Most importantly, continue having fun with your English!
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TRANSCRIPT

Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on improving your English with dad jokes. "Dad jokes?" you ask. "What are dad jokes?" Simply put, dad jokes are jokes that dads tell their kids in an effort to make them laugh, when in reality, they usually just make them roll their eyes or groan. Err. But, dad jokes can be an excellent way to improve your English, because they often play with word meanings and word sounds. So, especially if you are an intermediate level English learner, dad jokes can be a great way to enter the world of English jokes. So, let's look at some examples now, and we'll come back and talk about 'em.

Hey, Leah, I got a good one. Why couldn't Dracula's wife fall asleep? Don't know? Because of his coffin! Get it? Because coffin is where, you know, Dracula sleeps, and, like, it rhymes with "coughing", [coughs], so Dracula's wife couldn't fall asleep because of his coughing. It's pretty good? No? Okay. I bet your friend Caitlin would have laughed.

It's so good. Hey, Caitlin, I got a good one. What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music! Nothing? Get it? Because rap is a type of music, and mummies are wrapped in bandages. No? Still nothing. I bet your friend Roberta would have laughed.

Come on, baby. Come on. Come on. Ugh. A commercial. Hey, Roberta, I got a good one. What was Beethoven's favourite food? Ba-na-na-na! Get it? Because, like, a banana is a food, and like, ba-na-na-na, that's, like, the beginning to Beethoven's 5th Symphony. No? Nothing? Kids these days. I bet your friend Maria would have laughed.

Hey, Maria, I got a good one. Why didn't the shrimp share his treasure? Because he was a little shellfish! Huh, huh? You get it? Because, like, a shrimp and a crab and a lobster are, like, shellfish, and "shellfish" kind of rhymes with "selfish", which means you don't like to share. So, he didn't want to share his treasure. Still not funny, huh? Okay, I'm just going to get your Pop-tart, and I really, really bet that your friend Krystal would have laughed her head off.

I always hate this. Krystal, I got a good one. What do calendars eat? Dates! Get it? Because, like, a date is a type of food, and like, dates are also found on a calendar. No? Nothing? What's wrong with kids these days?

As you can see, dad jokes can be pretty funny, or just bad; it probably depends on your sense of humour. So, before we go, let's review these jokes, and then you can go and tell them to your friends, your family, and be laughed at or watch people roll their eyes, or you can just explain it to them, and… Whatever.

So, number one: "Why couldn't Dracula's wife fall asleep? Because of his coffin!" So, like the dad said in the video, a coffin is the place where, you know, vampires sleep. "Coffin" sounds like "coughing". Pretty funny.

Next: "What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music!" So, again, rap is a type of music, but to wrap… Mummies are wrapped in bandages.

Next: "What was Beethoven's favourite food? Ba-na-na-na!" Which is, you know, the beginning of his most famous symphony.

Number four: "Why didn't the shrimp share his treasure? Because he was a little shellfish!" So, a shrimp, a crab, lobster, these are all shellfish. "Shellfish" sounds like "selfish", and "selfish" means you don't like to share.

And finally: "What do calendars eat? Dates!" So, a date is a type of food, a date is also something you can find on a calendar.

So, again, share them with your friends and let me know what kind of reaction you get. And if you enjoyed this video, as always, you can comment on it, like it, subscribe to the channel, check me out on Facebook and Twitter. And if you want to review the jokes, as always, you can check out the quiz on www.engvid.com, where you can also donate, if you want to support the site. So, until next time, thanks for clicking.

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