The English Indonesian Joke Book is a collection of 100 jokes in easy English available for the first time in digital format. It is a great way for Indonesian speakers to improve their English or for English speakers to brush up their Indonesian.
So what does the English Indonesian Joke Book look like?
On each page there is a joke, in pretty simple English, sometimes with a cartoon and any difficult words are translated at the bottom of the page.
Teacher: Your handwriting has improved.
Boy: Thank you, sir.
Teacher: Now I can see how bad your spelling is.
handwriting – tulisan tangan
to improve – meningkatkan
spelling – ejaan
On the following page you can see a translation in Indonesian. There were all done by the professional Indonesian translator, Muhamad Rivai.
Guru: Tulisan tanganmu sudah meningkat.
Anak laki-laki: Terima kasih, Pak.
Guru: Sekarang saya bisa melihat betapa buruk ejaanmu.
Will it really help me improve my English?
If you read all the jokes in the book you will read around 3600 English words - and have fun at the same time. You'll learn some great jokes which you can tell your friends and you can learn some interesting vocabulary. You will also see lots of grammatical structures, some of which you may not have seen before. The more you read, the more your brain will absorb these correct grammatical structures.