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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Your April Fools' Day Lesson

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Anonymous Isabelle said...

I was really wondering what this lesson was !!! And I was not confident with my answers.....

April 1, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Danièle said...

many thanks for these morning smiles... you succeeded both make us smile and learn new words or idioms(for me)such as 'awesome power" and 'without further ado'

see you soon, dd

April 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Christelle said...

What else can I say ? GREAT !!! This lesson was quite great and I enjoyed it so much. Actually I was a little bit sad and you make me smile. Thank you all.

April 1, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a funny lesson. It's more easy to learn english with smile than with computer. Hihihihi

April 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! LOL! You always surprise me!
I liked it very much! I was an april's fool untill the end!

April 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lesson was so funny!!! During a few seconds, I wondered what had happened to our English teacher (, now I don't know!). However I did my best to find the good answers!!! You made me laugh, thank you and congratulations!

April 1, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Anonymous jorge said...

Thank you for that funny lesson. I laught a lot.

April 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Anonymous GG AI R0b0t said...

He110 Every0ne,

1 am very happy to meet you a11 at 1ast! Thank you for 1aughing at my j0kes!

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April 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous genv. said...

Thanks a lot, it was pleasant for a lazzy one like me, no to work too hard to- day and... just laugh.

April 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Naziha said...

Until today's lesson i was sure that nobody has made joke on april fools but i was trapped by a computer!!!!great idea and surprise
thanks for this joke

April 1, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clever clogs to all one of you! you got me! not only it was funny but also i learn furthermore words and also a joke.
plus, i was running late to do my homework gymglish lesson : therefore what a good surprise to see a short lesson.
i go to bed sooner than i predicted.
best regards to all gymglish team.
stories are good andd your creativity make us believe that we're welcome at each lesson!


April 1, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Jicé said...

I really had a good time with that last Funky Friday. Many thanks to all of you!
I have no personal April Fools’ Day experience to relate, but I’ve found an article in the last issue of “Courrier International” published this week entitled “Spaghettis’ harvesting, a whole know-how”. Given that I’m a student of yours, I’ll try to draft it in English as accurately as possible. Please, be lenient to me...
Here’s the story:
In April 1957, the BBC duped all of the British into believing with a phoney documentary about spaghetti farming in Switzerland.
The report shows a family from the canton of Tessin during an annual harvesting.
One can see several women carefully gathering sprigs of spaghettis in a tree before to put them dry in the sun. The end of March is a huge anxiety for the pasta’s producers in the whole Europe, explains the distinguished commentator, Richard Dimbleby, also saying that a hard frost could damage the flavour of the crop. “Much of you have certainly seen some pictures about large plantations in the Pô valley” says a voice-over, adding that the last crops had beaten all the records “thanks to the disappearance of the weevils which made attacks against spaghettis”...
“When the sprigs are up to the ripeness, they all have the same length thanks to the know-how handed down from generation to generation”, emphasizes Mr Dimbleby.
At the time, only few British ate Italian pastas, gazing at them as exotic goods. Moreover, The BBC had – and still has of course a good reputation. The hoax went perfectly. The report got mixed reactions. The BBC was inundated with letters. Certain people wanted to know where they could get hold of these shrubs, etc.
I hope that this little story is clear enough in its wording to make you smile...

April 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Hannah Benedict said...

Jicé, that's a beautiful summary or a classic April fool! I *hope* it wouldn't fool as many Brits nowadays, but you can't be sure!

April 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

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