Lesson Plan: Telling Jokes

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:

  1. What are the topics Fabrizio talks about?
  2. 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 friendif 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 worldyou 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 likebecause 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.

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