Jokes for the ESL Classroom

Riddles of Alphabet

Q: What letter of the alphabet is an insect?
A: B. (bee)

Q: What letter is a part of the head?
A: I. (eye)

Q: What letter is a drink?
A: T. (tea)

Q: What letter is a body of water?
A: C. (sea)

Q: What letter is a pronoun like “you”?
A: The letter ” I “

Q: What letter is a vegetable?
A: P. (pea)

Q: What letter is an exclamation?
A: O. (oh!)

Q: What letter is a European bird?
A: J. (Jay)

Q: What letter is looking for causes ?
A: Y. (why)

Q: What four letters frighten a thief?
A: O.I.C.U. (Oh I see you!)

Q: What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment but not once in a thousand years?
A: The letter “m”.

Q: Why is the letter “T” like an island ?
A: Because it is in the middle of waTer.

Q: In what way can the letter “A” help a deaf lady?
A: It can make “her” “hear.

Q: Which is the loudest vowel?
A: The letter “I”. It is always in the midst of noise

Q: What way are the letter “A” and “noon” alike?
A: Both of them are in the middle of the “day”.

Q: Why is “U” the happiest letter?
A: Because it is in the middle of “fun”.

Q: What word of only three syllables contains 26 letters?
A: Alphabet = (26 letters)

Q: What relatives are dependent on “you”?
A: Aunt, uncle, cousin. They all need “U”.

Q: What is the end of everything?
A: The letter “g”.

Q: What starts with E, ends with E and only has one letter?
A: An envelope.

Teacher: Maria please point to America on the map.
Maria: This is it.
Teacher: Well done. Now class, who found America?
Class: Maria did.

A: Did you hear that a baby was fed on elephant’s milk and gained twenty pounds in a week.
B: That’s impossible. Whose baby?
A: An elephant’s.

A: I’m in a big trouble!
B: Why is that?
A: I saw a mouse in my house!
B: Oh, well, all you need to do is use a trap.
A: I don’t have one.
B: Well then, buy one.
A: Can’t afford one.
B: I can give you mine if you want.
A: That sounds good.
B: All you need to do is just use some cheese in order to make the mouse come to the trap.
A: I don’t have any cheese.
B: Okay then, take a piece of bread and put a bit of oil in it and put it in the trap.
A: I don’t have oil.
B: Well, then put only a small piece of bread.
A: I don’t have bread.
B: Then what is the mouse doing at your house?!


A: Doctor, will I be able to play the piano after the operation?
B: Yes, of course.
A: Great! I never could before!

Q: If you drop a white hat into the Red Sea, what does it become?
A: Wet.


Q: What travels around the world and stays in a corner?
A: A stamp.

These need to be written.

Q: What do you call a pig with three eyes?
A: A piiig.

Q: What goes Oh, Oh, Oh?
A: Santa Claus walking backwards.


Q: What do elephants have that no other animal has?
A: Baby elephants.

Q: What did the ocean say to the beach?
A: Nothing, it just waved!

Q: What happens when “you” and “I” are gone?
A: Only 24 letters are left. (you=the letter “u” and I the letter “i”.)

ESL teacher: You must never begin a sentence “I is …”.
Clever student: Please sir, what’s wrong with “I is a vowel”.

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