Humor – Puns

Many English speaking writers are famous for their wit, from William Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde to Douglas Adams. Wit is typically described as an author’s creativity and brevity when using language. Some forms of wit are respected such as satire, metaphors, or a quick funny quip. The lowest form of wit however is the pun. A pun is when words share the same sound but have different meanings which is fairly common in English, and this is used to make a joke. Words that sound the same but have different meanings are homonyms. Puns are intended to be funny but are often greeted with a groan from the audience. Sometimes even when speaking naturally a pun may occur and the speaker will say, “No pun intended” when they realize what they have said.
Here are some examples of puns!

The farmer did not receive his reward because he was outstanding in his field.
“Outstanding in his field” can mean that he was an excellent farmer and it can also mean that he was literally standing on his farm land.

My bicycle fell over because it’s too tired.
This makes sense when spoken but less sense when written. “Too tired” means exhausted, but it sounds just like “two tired” which means the bicycle has two wheels and is unstable.

Puns Quiz

Match the word with its definition and try writing some puns of your own!

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Describing the Weather – part 2

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Do you know how to describe the weather? Test your knowledge of some useful weather words!

Read the text and match the vocabulary words to their definition.

The weather forecast for this week predicted light showers. When I left the house for work, it was already drizzling. I’m glad I brought my umbrella because when I arrived at work it really started pouring down. After about thirty minutes it stopped about the sun came out again. When I took my lunch break and went outside, it was humid but there was a nice breeze.

Describing the Weather - Quiz 1

Read the text and match the vocabulary words to their definition.

Describing the Weather - Quiz 2

Complete the sentences using the adjectives.

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Olympic Swimmers Superlatives

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Take a look at this chart with information about 3 famous Olympic swimmers! Who is the best? The fastest?

Olympic Swimmers Superlatives - True or False

Choose true or false for the following statements.

Olympic Swimmers Superlatives - Fill in the Blank

Write the correct superlative to complete the sentence.

 

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