Lesson Plan: Telling Jokes
Lead-in: Do you like watching comedy? Do you like watching any comedians in particular? Do you like telling jokes?
Watch the video:
- What are the topics Fabrizio talks about?
- For each topic, what is the joke he tells? Watch again to find out.
Match the setup with its punchline.
|I don’t think it’s a good idea.||where they hate Latinos and they are Latinos at the same time.|
|I feel like I can’t be his friend||if one of the Avengers decided to call himself the Avenger, and the rest of the group is like wait, what? That’s not how it works.|
|Texas is confusing to me. It’s one of the few places in the world||you should let Bill Gates control your mind.|
|There are actual people out there like that.||He’s probably gonna quit after a month because of too much anxiety. You know it’s gonna be I want to travel first.|
|For me, this is like||because I’m doing his Mom.|
|If you think that Bill gates will control your mind,||I appreciate your love for fine cinema.|
|Thank you Mr. Gates,||Why do they have a little stroke when they say the name of this country?|
Listen to Fabricio’s pronciation. Where does he place the stresses? What is the intonation like? Practice saying his jokes.
Extra: What other expressions does he use to:
- Establish a connection with the audience
- Reinforce the punchline.
Pick 2 or 3 jokes from this website.
Where is the best place for stress/ intonation?
Can you add anything to develop the setup/ reinforce the punchline/ establish a connection with the audience?
Tell the jokes to you classmates.