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April Fool’s Day. 1.What do you know about April Fool’s Day? 2.Do you have a similar day in your country? 3.Do you like practical jokes? 4.Have you played a trick on anyone recently? 5.Who’s the joker in your class / family?
The Origin of April Fool's Day. We are still uncertain about the origins of celebrating April 1st as April Fools Day or All Fools Day although it is now generally accepted that it originated in France in the 16th century. The most widespread theory about the origin of April Fool's Day involves the Gregorian calendar reform of the late sixteenth century. Although popular, this theory has a number of problems with it. The theory goes like this: In 1582 France became the first country to switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar established by the Council of Trent (1563). This switch meant, among other things, that the beginning of the year was moved from the end of March to January 1. Those who failed to keep up with the change, who stubbornly clung to the old calendar system and continued to celebrate the New Year during the week that fell between March 25th (known in England as Lady Day) and April 1st, had various jokes played on them. For instance, pranksters would surreptitiously stick paper fish to their backs. The victims of this prank were given the epithet Poisson d'Avril, or April Fish. Thus, April Fool's Day was born.
Can you fill in the missing letters to find the English words? 1. _ _ a_ _ You grow it. (plant) 2. _ a _ _ _ It is opposite of small. (large) 3. a _ _ _ _ A man who acts in a play or in a film. (actor) 4. _ a _ _ _ You wear it on your hand to know the time. (watch) 5. _ _ a _ _ It’s the same as “to go away”. (leave)
Guess the riddles 1. I have four legs, but I can’t walk. (a chair) 2. It’s not a man, it’s not a woman, but it teaches us. (a book) 3. It’s white and cold and sweet. All children like it. (ice – cream) 4. I am tall and green, I am in the garden. (a tree) 5. It doesn’t have legs, but it goes. (a clock)
6. I am tall and green, I am in the garden. (a tree) 7. It doesn’t have legs, but it goes. (a clock) 8. Of our deep river it joins the two banks. When it helps me cross it, I say, “Thanks!” (a bridge) 9. My face is black, as black as night. On it with chalk all pupils write. (a blackboard)
Early Yes Small Less Sell Long Good Down Near Rich High Hot Thick Find the antonyms Late No Big More Buy Short Bad Up Far Poor Low Cold Thin
FIND OUT HIDDEN NUMBERS. 1. If I’ve said something to hurt you, I'm sorry. 2. Listen carefully to the dialogue on the tape-recording. 3. It would be better to learn the language thoroughly. 4. When the plane took off, I very much wanted to cry. 5. We thought that was the best year of our lives. 6. Now their team is even with ours. 7. "Honesty is the best policy" is a well-known maximum. 8. The papers I xeroxed didn't turn out very well. 9. Paul is going to leave today, Robert went yesterday.
FIND OUT HIDDEN COLOURS. Some parts of the face are the eyes, eye, brow, nose and mouth. I'm not really dumb; lack of sleep made me forget the answers. If I tell you what she said, will you agree never to tell anyone? In the box we found a pencil, a pin, keys and a few coins. The wheelbarrow hit eleven rocks as it rolled down the hill. When the nurse gives you the injection, just yell "Ow!" if it hurts.