IELTS Speaking Part 1 Jokes and Comedies: Talking about comedies or jokes in your actual IELTS speaking exam is never complicated at all as long as you have ideas and a good amount of topic vocabulary words like slapstick, dry humor,  physical comedy, and the like. Study the sample answers below and learn how the speaker developed his answers in an organized manner. 










Are you good at telling jokes?


(Answer 1)

I’m not sure if I’m good at it but my friends do laugh at me whenever I crack jokes. I usually tell one-liner jokes that crack them up. So, perhaps I am funny to them or maybe they’re just too polite or respectful and try to fake their laughs for my jokes. Well, I hope not!

(Answer 2)

I think I am and I’m confident in deadpanning which I believe I inherited from my grandpa. My dry humor comes naturally when I’m with my friends. And I couldn’t be prouder of myself for that because my friends said that they really enjoyed my company since I could make them laugh. 



(Answer 3)

Unfortunately not, I don’t have any talent for making people laugh. Honestly, I’m so envious of those people who can make timely witty jokes. I believe they’re awesome. I wish I had the skills like theirs. But anyway, I really love to hang out with those kinds of people as they make my life lighter and happier.




Crack a joke [phrase] – to tell a joke 

One-liner [noun] – a perfectly timed, short, and witty remark

Deadpan [verb as used in the answer] – to make a joke while looking serious 

Inherit [verb] – derive a quality or characteristic genetically from one’s parents 

Couldn’t be prouder [expression] – to be very proud

Envious [adj.] – jealous

Hang out [phrasal verb] – to spend a lot of time with someone



Do your friends like to tell jokes?



(Answer 1) 

Yes, they do! My circle of friends are all funny, some have dry humor, some make themselves the butt of the joke, and some try hard to be funny which makes them oddly funny. Whenever I’m with them, there’s no dull moment as we don’t take ourselves too seriously. I think I’m very lucky to be surrounded by these kinds of friends.



(Answer 2)

Well, not all of my friends do but just a few of them. I think being funny or being able to crack a good joke takes a skill. Not everyone is gifted with a good sense of humor, some people, especially my first group of friends are kind of serious about life and that’s alright as they are those people whom I can learn interesting life lessons and philosophies. The other group of friends that I have is the opposite, they’re bubbly and funny, which is really entertaining. 



Circle of friends [noun] – a number of friends who usually do things together

Dry humor [noun] – deadpan; humor presented with no change of expression

The butt of the joke [idiom] – the target of a joke 

Oddly [adv.] – strangely

Sense of humor  [noun] – a person’s ability to perceive and appreciate humor 

Bubbly [adj.] – full of cheerful high spirits



Do you like to watch comedies?


(Answer 1)

Of course! That’s my ultimate way to relieve my stress. In fact, I love to watch physical comedies like that of Rowan Atkinson, also known as Mr. Bean, and the late Charlie Chaplin. They’re geniuses in their craft and one-of-a-kind comedians. How I wish I could meet Mr. Bean in the flesh, I think it’d surely be one of the most memorable things in my life. 



(Answer 2)

Yes, definitely and I believe we all do! We all need to laugh now and then as life’s already hard. As the adage goes, ‘Laughter is the best medicine’, so it’s imperative to spend time watching comedies as it’s one great way to free ourselves from weariness. 




Ultimate [adj.] – best

Physical comedy [noun] – a form of comedy focused on manipulating the body for a humorous effect like slapstick, miming, clowning, etc.

Craft [noun] – skill 

Adage [noun] – a wise saying or proverb

Imperative [adj.] – absolutely necessary

Weariness [noun] – tiredness



Have you ever watched a live comedy show?



(Answer 1)

Yes but just once at a stand-up comedy bar in our city.  My friends and I went there out of curiosity. We just wanted to know what it’s like to be in a comedy bar and we weren’t disappointed as we laughed our heads off watching the performances of comedians. That was incredibly fun and a memorable experience. 


(Answer 2)

Oh, not even once, it’s hard to find comedy shows in this city because this is just a small city and the least populous city in this region. All these years, I’ve just been binging on Just For Laughs and other comedy series. I really do hope that one day I can attend a live comedy show either with my family or friends. I think it’s going to be terrific. 




Stand-up comedy [noun] – a type of comedy in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them 

Out of curiosity [phrase] – because of curiosity 

Laugh one’s head’s off [phrase] – laugh uncontrollably 

Populous [adj.] – densely populated 

Binge [verb] – watch multiple episodes

Terrific [adj.] – extremely wonderful


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And that’s all for IELTS Speaking Jokes and Comedies, recent topic! Now that you have some excellent ideas, develop your confidence and practice so you can surely achieve your target band score, or even get a band 9.0. Talking about comedies or jokes shouldn’t be complicated. Good luck!


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