Friday the 26th of April, 2019
Català | 
English | 
Ziggurat Escuela Corporativa de Idiomas

Vuestro aprendizaje, nuestro éxito

Innovative English Training

Ziggurat RSS
Thursday the 13th of December, 2018
Rating (0 votes)

BAD CHRISTMAS JOKES (4)

LISTEN TO THE DAILY VITAMIN HERE:

Happy Thursday, everyone! Are you enjoying our silly week of Christmas jokes? We have another one to make you laugh today...well, we hope it makes you laugh.

Joke: Christmas is a time that everyone gets Santamental.

Why is this funny?

This sentence should use the word "sentimental." Sentimental is an adjective we use to describe people who are strongly influenced by emotional feelings (happiness, sadness, nostalgia, etc.). Instead, the joke uses the word "Santamental," which makes a joke about having feelings related to Santa during the holidays. 

Are you laughing? Or maybe you are shaking your head at this bad joke?

Join us tomorrow for one more holiday joke!

Thank you for reading.



Wednesday the 12th of December, 2018
Rating (0 votes)

BAD CHRISTMAS JOKES (3)

LISTEN TO THE DAILY VITAMIN HERE:

Welcome back, Daily Vitamin readers!

It's our third day of Christmas Jokes. Are you ready to laugh? Here is your joke of the day.

Question: Why was Santa's helper depressed?
Answer: Because he had low elf-esteem. 

Do you get it? Did it make you laugh (or at least smile)?

Santa's helpers are called elves (the singular form is elf). This joke plays with the expression "self-esteem" and uses “elf-esteem” instead. 

We hope you enjoyed today's joke!

Join us tomorrow for another one. Take care!



Tuesday the 11th of December, 2018
Rating (0 votes)

BAD CHRISTMAS JOKES (2)

LISTEN TO THE DAILY VITAMIN HERE:

Hello and welcome back, everyone!

It's day two of our Holiday / Christmas Jokes theme. We think we have the perfect joke for our grammar-loving Daily Vitamin readers.

Here is today's joke.

Question: What do you call Santa's helpers?
Answer: Subordinate Clauses. 

Do you get it?

In English grammar, a subordinate clause is a clause, typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main clause. Here is an example. 

Example 1: She answered the phone when it rang. 

“When it rang” is the subordinate clause ("when" is the subordinate conjunction). 

So, what's the joke? In English, the word "subordinate" also means "lower in importance or rank." It is used to describe people who work for another person. Therefore,
Santa's helpers are subordinates of Santa Claus. They are subordinate clauses

We hope you're laughing (or at least smiling) at this grammar joke. Join us tomorrow for another one!

Thank you for reading. 



Monday the 10th of December, 2018
Rating (0 votes)

BAD CHRISTMAS JOKES (1)

LISTEN TO THE DAILY VITAMIN HERE:

Happy Monday, everyone!

Today we begin our second week of holiday-related posts, and we are celebrating the season with a week of Holiday Jokes. Are you ready to laugh (or cry?) a little? One of the more difficult things to do in your second language is tell and understand jokes (no matter how good or bad they are).

Here is today's joke:

Question: Who is a Christmas tree’s favourite singer?
Answer: Spruce Springsteen. 

Do you get it?

A spruce is a type of Christmas tree, and it sounds like the name Bruce (as in the famous American rock singer, Bruce Springsteen). 

That's all for today. Laugh again with us tomorrow! ;-)



Friday the 07th of December, 2018
Rating (0 votes)

HOLIDAY SONGS (THE CHRISTMAS SONG)

LISTEN TO THE DAILY VITAMIN HERE:

Hello, everyone!

Today is our last day of Holiday Songs; we are finishing with the song "THE CHRISTMAS SONG." This is a classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. We're going to use the version by Nat King Cole today. In the song, Cole uses the word "AGLOW."

Definition of AGLOW: Glowing. 

Example 1 (from the song): Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow / Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

Example 2: The sky was aglow from the fireworks. 

Example 3: The church was aglow from the candles. 

Here is the link to today's song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwacxSnc4tI

And here you can read the lyrics:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you


That's all for this week. Next week, we will have some fun holiday-related jokes.

Have a great weekend!