Chatterbox #11 – April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day! Have you ever celebrated this funny holiday? It is celebrated all over the world in different ways. In this episode we give you some vocabulary for playing tricks on people and tell you more about April Fool’s Day history!


Expressions included in the learning materials

  • April Fool’s Day
  • To fool/a fool
  • Jokes, tricks, and pranks
  • A hoax
  • A joke
  • A trick
  • A prank
  • Gullible
  • To get into it

Sample transcript

Maura: So, a hoax is when you pretend that something is happening but it really isn’t happening.
Jessie : Yeah, it is kind of like telling a lie.
Maura: But it is a fun lie, especially on April Fools Day just for fun.
Jessie : Exactly.
Maura: Right, so if I came today in shorts and a t-shirt and I said, “Oh Jessie, I was just at the beach and it was 30 degrees”. That would be a hoax. That would be a joke because unfortunately it is not that warm in Montreal yet.
Jessie : I don’t think I would believe you. I’m not that gullible.
Maura: Yeah, you probably wouldn’t. So what kind of jokes have been played on you on April Fools Day?

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips