The Lighter Side of TEFL
 
 
 
 
The Lighter Side of TEFL

The Lighter Side of TEFL is a collection of activities taken from "The Lighter Side," a recurring feature section in English Teaching Forum. The text includes word games, crossword puzzles, idioms, limericks, jokes, riddles, and international folk tales. Each activity is self-contained on one page for easy duplication by the teacher and includes teaching suggestions and an answer key. There is also an audio component featuring humorous short pieces for listening comprehension.
The Lighter Side of TEFL
  • Introduction - 1 page
  • Answer Key - 20 pages
  • The Lighter Side of TEFL: Crossword Puzzles - 14 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on crossword puzzles, a challenging word game in which students must decide which word satisfies the clue and fits the number of available spaces.
  • The Lighter Side of TEFL: Idioms - 20 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on idioms, which are expressions that cannot be understood literally.
  • The Lighter Side of TEFL: Limericks - 4 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on limericks, which are light, nonsensical verses of five lines in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other and the third and fourth lines, shorter in form, make up a rhymed couplet.
  • The Lighter Side of TEFL: Word Games - 94 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on word games, which reinforce learned vocabulary.
The Lighter Side of TEFL
Audio Note:
The following lessons contain audio programs.

Instructions:
1. Click the lesson link in blue print to open the written text in a new window
2. Then click the play button on the audio player to listen to the audio version
The Lighter Side of TEFL: Folk Wisdom - 6 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on folk wisdom from different cultures around the world.
Note: The audio for this section of The Lighter Side is in 4 parts.
The Lighter Side of TEFL: Jokes and Riddles - 21 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on jokes and riddles, which play with language and make people laugh at the same time.
Note: The audio for this section of The Lighter Side is in 4 parts.
The Lighter Side of TEFL
The Lighter Side of TEFL: Puzzle Stories - 8 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on puzzle stories, which are "thinking" games that get students to think about what they are listening to or reading.
Note: The audio for this section of The Lighter Side is in 5 parts.
The Lighter Side of TEFL: Shaggy Dog Stories - 10 pages - This section of The Lighter Side of TEFL focuses on shaggy dog stories, which are long-winded tales that gradually work up to a surprise ending.
Note: The audio for this section of The Lighter Side is in 6 parts.
 
 
 
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