April Fools’ Day

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  1. usually explained the next day

  2. the origin of this celebration

  3. has been popular since the 19th century

  4. playing practical jokes

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by . The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
Some newspapers, magazines, and other media report fake stories, which are or below the news section in small letters.
Even though this day , it is not a public holiday in any country. It is believed that is the Roman festival of Hilaria.

Source: Wikipedia


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  1. Have you ever played a practical joke on someone? What was it?

  2. Do you think practical jokes are funny? Why or why not?

  3. What is the best practical joke that you’ve ever seen or heard of?

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