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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

Do you like jokes?

2)

Are you good at telling jokes or do you know anyone who tells good jokes?

3)

Do you always get (understand) the jokes you hear?

4)

Are the jokes you hear always funny?

5)

What makes a joke funny?

6)

Do you understand jokes from other countries or jokes told in English?

7)

What is the funniest joke you know?

8)

Do you ever think your country’s leaders or sports teams are a joke?

9)

Are there times when jokes are bad and should not be told?

10)

This is an English joke: Q. What do you call a fish with no eyes?
A. fsh. What do you think of this joke?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What kinds of jokes are there in your language?

2)

In English there are sick jokes, private jokes, cruel jokes and dirty jokes. What do you think these are?

3)

What are jokes in your country usually about?

4)

Can you take a joke when someone plays a joke on you?

5)

Have you ever done anything that is beyond a joke?

6)

Do you laugh at children’s jokes?

7)

Do you laugh at your own jokes? Is it OK to do this?

8)

In English, there are ‘mother-in-law’ jokes and ‘blonde’ jokes. Are there groups of people in your country that are commonly joked about?

9)

Are there racist and sexist jokes in your country? What do you think of them?

10)

This is an English joke: Q. What do you call a deer with no eyes?
A. no idea. What do you think of this joke?


 


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