Learn English and have fun
For one thing, jokes are generally rather short, so it might be ONE of the easiest ways to practice your listening. Also, they are fun and quite memorable, that is to say the words and structures used in the joke will stay with you for a long time.
Jokes and IELTS
In IELTS listening section 2, you are expected to listen to one person talking (like when you listen to a joke), and in IELTS speaking part 2, you are given a topic card to speak about. You are supposed to give a monologue for a short time of 1-2 minutes (like when you listen to a joke).
A family of mice were surprised by a big cat. Everybody was scared to death! Father Mouse jumped and said, “Bow-wow!” The cat ran away. “What was that, Father?” asked Baby Mouse. “Well, son, that’s why it’s important to learn a second language.”
This audio joke is taken from the book “Just Joking”. Click the blue button below and enjoy it. (script available)
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