domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2009


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BBC World Service
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April Fool's Day

Jackie and Kate discuss April Fool's Day and talk about some of the better known pranks associated with it.
April Fool's Day is the one time of year when we traditionally play jokes on our friends and colleagues. This week Kate and Jackie discuss some of the better known hoaxes as well as explain some of the vocabulary associated with the day.

April Fool's Day
This week's question: In the UK, we are traditionally allowed to play jokes on people until what time in the day?
Is it:a) midnightb) middayc) 4 o'clock
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!
Vocabulary from the programme
practical joke
a type of joke which is played at someone else's expense
a trick which deceives people into believing something that's not true, usually on a larger scale
spoof story
a story that's not true, presented as though it were real
taken in by
to believe something that isn't true
describes someone who believes things easily
a type of practical joke


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