How to tell a joke

Are you good at telling jokes?

Yes? Excellent! But, have you ever been in a situation where you start telling a joke and you get your tone of voice wrong? Or maybe you wait too long to deliver your punchline because you’ve added too many details? Then, slowly you realise that you’ve lost your audience’s attention. It’s happened to us all, you are not alone. 

In this English for Life episode, British Council English teacher Kate gives you advice on how to tell a joke in English. 

Along with being an excellent teacher, Kate is also a stand-up comedian, so you can trust her advice!

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