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Origin Stories of April Fools' Day

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Video Length: 1:19

Updated on: 03/24/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the potential origin stories of April Fools' Day. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about April Fools' Day and pranks. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on a video quote, preposition context usage, and CCQ discussion activities based on vocabulary featured in the video. The grammar activity features descriptive adjectives. There are additional speaking and creative tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

The potential origins of April Fools' Day can be traced back as early as the 1300s.

Lesson Activities

April Fools' Day, Pranks
The 3 Origin Theories, Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Images, Collocations, Preposition Context Usage, CCQ Discussion
Descriptive vs. Simple Adjectives
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Holiday, International Day, April Fools' Day

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