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Fired On April Fools' Day

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Video Length: 3:43

Updated on: 03/29/2023

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults, students watch a short comedy skit video about an employee who gets fired on April Fools' Day and thinks it's a prank. It includes discussion questions, and conversation and vocabulary activities about pranks and April Fools' Day. Students then do some listening/viewing comprehension activities based on the video. The viewing follow-up includes a discussion task about the video, and an activity featuring some of the vocabulary in the video with additional discussion. There are optional prank tasks, including one role play 'prank call' task and another prank planning task. There is a quiz & review as well as a lesson reflection included.

Video Description

April Fools Day is meant for fun pranks but on this day in the office things take a turn...

Lesson Activities

April Fools' Day, Pranks
Short Answers, True/False, Prediction Check
Adjectives Describing Pranks, Video Context Usage
Optional Prank Tasks, Quiz & Review, Lesson Reflection

Lesson Topics

April Fools' Day, Pranks

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