Elementary Podcasts

Carolina and Emily don't seem to be enjoying the end-of-year party, but Adam and Jo enjoy talking about 'everyone' and informal ways of saying 'How are you?'

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Intermediate: B1

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Hello everyone,
I am very bad on telling jokes.I remember one from Gordon in series one about a chicken who went to a library, and said to the librarian book book ..... I loved this one and I miss Gordon jokes , navi was also good on telling jokes.

its very intersting keep going

I was the most 'Outstanding' student in school...you could always see me standing outside the classroom :p

Hi everyone,

This is time's joke. Listen to this one:

A child, standing in front of the mirror, closed the eyes. His father wondered and asked him: What are you doing in front of the mirror blindly? And the child answered: I want to see how I sleep.

I think that telling jokes is a thing connected with the culture you belong to. So, the way an English joke is made differs from an Arabic or African or Chinese one. I could tell a funny Arabic joke translated into English, but maybe English people wouldn't laugh because of culture difference. On the other hand, the character of who tells the jokes plays a major role.

i´ve been listening the podcasts since the beginning , all of you are awesome ... congratulations!!! thaks for helping me to improve my English language skills ...

Hello well I don't have jokes but I liked the joke (From series 2 from episode 5) it make me laugh all the time and I repeat it all the time A man goes into the library. Lots of people are sitting at tables reading and studying. He walks up to the desk and says to the women (In a loud voice) Id like a train ticket to Manchester please. The women behind the desk looked shocked and says I'm sorry sir this is a library. The man looks a bit confused for a few seconds and then says OH I'm terribly sorry ...... .(Whispering) I d like a train ticket to Manchester please

Hi. Adam & Jo ! How're you doing today ? Well, I enjoyed today episode. Now, I want share with you some interesting jokes, I hope you will enjoy?
Some jokes has been given following!
1.
A boy said to a girl:-"Come in my heart and stay here forever".
Girl replied:-"Should i remove my sleepers???"
boy,"No honey, its not a temple , come without removing!!!!!"

2.
Employer : We need someone for this Job, who is Responsible.
Applicant : Sir, your search ends here, in my previous job, whenever anything went wrong, they said I am Responsible...

Hello, nice to hear from you again, and thanks for reading my comment.

In the story, Emily says 'Everyone and his mum' (are here). You know what, one of my friends told me something similar before. She said when you wanted to say that there were so many people you could say 'Every man and his dogs are here'. I think these two expressions have similar meanings. Is it more appropriate to use the latter one for a carnival or things like that? Because dogs are allowed in carnivals, aren't they?

Now short stories I found from ChinaDaily website. You know when we learn English, we sometimes get things confused. These ones are about English learners.

When a US colleague asked me what I had for lunch, I said "dog food," which should have been "doggy bag."

When I was in Britain, one of my Chinese classmates wanted to make some chicken soup, so he went to the grocery. He said he wanted to buy "chicken," not knowing the word "hen." So when the grocer showed him a rooster, my classmate shook his head and said"I don't want this one, I want his wife!"

A friend in New York City asked strangers the way to the Statue of Liberty and said "Where is the Free Woman?"!!!

One of the airport staff asked me "Who are you flying with?" and I said "Myself." He was surprised and then laughed, adding "Which airline?"

Do these count for jokes? Geeze, I can't help laughing!

i read macbeth,at school and much ado about nothing, for six form college. however, i read an african writer chinua achebe things fall apart, who got the same nobel prize as bertholt brecht leben des galilei at school and the latter at six form college called gymnasium. while at school i attended a language college course b2 cambridge uni fce where i learnt formal and informal ways of greetings such as, how do you do as formal and how are you doing for informal.

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