Learn To Tell Jokes In English And Improve Your Speaking
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Learn To Tell Jokes In English And Improve Your Speaking

Boost Your English Speaking, Have Fun And Make New Friends By Learning To Understand and Tell English Jokes
4.5 (11 ratings)
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830 students enrolled
Created by Martin Luxton
Last updated 2/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Boost (boost = "push up") your confidence when people laugh at your English jokes.
  • Understand other people's jokes in English.
  • Make more friends because everybody likes funny people.
  • Speak, listen, read and write in English better.
  • Use a clever piece of technology on the Udemy website to help improve your listening (and you can use this technique on ANY Udemy course!).
  • Remember and use English vocabulary better.
  • Use your voice, body language, gestures and facial expressions to make your English more natural.
  • Use the storytelling skills you have learnt to make your own stories interesting and funny.
  • Avoid (avoid = "not have") problems because you will know what kind of jokes are OK and which are not OK.
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Requirements
  • Your English should be a minimum of Intermediate level (but I have done this with Beginners who told jokes better than Advanced students!).
  • There will be lots of explanations and examples to help you and don’t forget Udemy offers a 30 Day money back guarantee so, if the course is too difficult, you can get your money back!
  • Optional: to get the most from the course you should have a Youtube account and a camera (quality not important - smartphone OK) because I will be giving feedback and improvement tips to students who want to make videos of themselves telling jokes.
Description

This course is for students and teachers of English who want to improve their language skills, boost their confidence and have FUN! And if you feel your English studies have become too boring this is a great way to help you enjoy your lessons again.

The course explains the structure of the different types of English jokes and how they work.

The videos give a full explanation of all the vocabulary used in the jokes with the help of lots of pictures and text.

We practise telling jokes with the help of different materials including videos, downloadable PDFs and MP3 audio files.

For teachers of English this is a fantastic resource to help you make your own lessons more fun.

To go through all the material in the course will take you about 2 or 3 hours, but you should keep practising your joketelling for 15 minutes a day to get the most benefit from this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students of English who want to improve their communication skills (and have FUN!).
  • If you want to get a better job, this course will improve your social skills and make you more confident.
  • If you're bored of studying, this fun course is perfect to make you fall in love with English again.
  • For teachers of English this is a fantastic resource to help you make your own lessons more fun.
  • You shouldn't take this course if you love grammar and hate speaking :-)
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Curriculum For This Course
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What You Need to Know Before You Start Telling Jokes
3 Lectures 08:49

Welcome to this course on English Jokes. Let's see what you will learn by the end of the course.

Preview 03:03

Use a clever piece of technology on the Udemy website to help improve your listening (and you can use this technique on ANY Udemy course!).

Improve Your English Listening Skills Every Day With This Trick
02:43

A little vocabulary we need to know before starting the course.

Vocabulary
03:03
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The Main Types of Jokes
8 Lectures 26:41

We we will learn how a twist in the tail makes a joke funny. Activity: practise telling a joke about a student who hates going to school.

Preview 03:13

Keep practising until you feel ready to tell the joke to your friends.

Practise the Twist in the Tail Joke: School
00:52

We we will learn how using exaggerated stereotypes makes a joke funny. Activity: choose the correct punchline then practise telling a joke about golf players.

Preview 04:35

Keep practising until you feel ready to tell the joke to your friends.

Practise The Stereotype Joke: Golfer
01:45

We we will learn how different logic / a communication gap makes a joke funny. Activity: choose the correct punchline then practise telling a joke about a man taking a lion for a walk.

Different Logic or Communication Gap
05:56

Keep practising until you feel ready to tell the joke to your friends.
Practise The Different Logic Joke: Lion
01:13

We we will learn how a pun / play on words makes a joke funny. Activity: choose the correct punchline then practise telling a joke about seafood.

Play on Words or Pun
08:33

Keep practising until you feel ready to tell the joke to your friends.
Practise The Pun: Seafood
00:34

Let's see if you remember the 4 main different kinds of joke

Main Types of Joke
3 questions
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Other Types of Joke
4 Lectures 07:15

What is a gross joke and what does "Yuk!" mean? Activity: practise telling a gross joke about a worm and an apple.

Gross Jokes
02:18

Keep practising until you feel ready to tell the joke to your friends.
Practise The Gross Joke: Worm
00:35

What are riddles and what has a neck but no head? Activity: Practise telling 2 riddles.

Riddles
03:37

Keep practising until you feel ready to tell the riddles to your friends.

Practise the Riddles: Friday and Neck
00:45
About the Instructor
Martin Luxton
3.9 Average rating
61 Reviews
9,964 Students
3 Courses
Bachelor of Arts in English, Speaking/Business English Coach


Martin has been teaching English to students from Beginners to Advanced, from children to grandmothers, for over 25 years. He has helped thousands of students to pass many different types of exams including the Cambridge University KET, PET and IELTS and the ToEFL iBT. He was also a Cambridge examiner until a couple of years ago, when he decided to focus on teaching online.

Martin is a popular teacher trainer, having run many seminars and workshops for the British Council, Pearson Education, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. At these events he used a lot of materials and games he created himself, with an emphasis on fun and learning through laughter.

Nowadays, he specializes in improving speaking skills and training people to do presentations.

In his free time Martin loves reading, writing and watching films. He is also a prize-winning songwriter. And, as you might expect from his "English Jokes" course, he loves helping his young son develop his sense of humour.

"My wife is always telling me 'Our son's jokes are worse than yours!' " :-)