Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata (The English Latvian Joke Book) is a fantastic way for Latvians to practise their English – and for foreigners who are trying to learn Latvian. Great jokes like:
“I’ve read so many books about smoking and drinking that I’ve decided to give it up.”
“Smoking or drinking?”
smoking – smēķēšana (We give you some vocabulary to help you)
drinking – dzeršana šeit 🙁 alkohola lietošana)
give (gave, given) up – atmest
And on the following page, a translation
”Es esmu izlasījis tik daudz grāmatu par smēķēšanu un dzeršanu, ka nolēmu to atmest.”
”Smēķēšanu vai dzeršanu?”
Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata Cartoons
There are lots of great cartoons in the book, all drawn by the award-winning Lithuanian cartoonist Ilja Bereznickas.
“I’ve lost my dog!”
“You should put an advertisement in the newspaper.”
“That’s crazy! He can’t read.”
lose (lost, lost) – pazaudēt
put (put, put) – likt, ielikt, ievietot
advertisement – sludinājums
crazy – traks, neprātīgs
“Man pazudis suns!”
“Tev vajadzētu ielikt avīzē sludinājumu.”
“Tas ir neprāts! Viņš taču neprot lasīt.”
Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata Quiz!
There are quizzes to test your level of English using jokes.
Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata – Audio!
Tim Shoesmith, an English entertainer, has recorded all of the jokes and there is an audio version of Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata currently available via iTunes. This means that you can hear the jokes while you read them which help you discover how the words are pronounced. For example:
Little boy: (in garden) Excuse me, Mrs Jones, can I have my arrow back, please?
Mrs Jones: Of course, Richard. Where is it?
Little boy: In the side of your cat.
garden – dārzs
arrow – bulta
side – sāns
Mazs zēns 🙁 dārzā) Atvainojiet, Džounsas kundze, vai es varu dabūt atpakaļ savu bultu, lūdzu?
Džounsas kundze: Protams, Ričard. Kur tā ir?
Mazais zēns: Jūsu kaķa sānos.
Ready to buy Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata ? Which version do you need?
Thousands of people have bought Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata which is available in a variety of formats but you need to choose the correct version for your device. (Don’t worry if you get it wrong, contact us and we’ll send you the correct version).
If you have an android phone then you probably need the EPUB version. Make sure you have an EPUB reader on your phone.
If you have a Kindle then you will need the MOBI version.
If you’re lucky enough to have an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer with ibooks, you can enjoy Angļu Latviešu Joku Grāmata as an audio version available on iTunes
Also please contact us if you’re not sure which version you need and we’ll be happy to advise you.
If you are a teacher or school, please contact us for very special rates for class licences of the book.
And don’t forget the audio version available on iTunes.
When you’re trying to improve your skills in a foreign language, reading is one of the best ways – and reading jokes is probably the best of all.