April Fool’s Day is April 1st, a day when we play jokes on our friends and family and try to get them to believe something that isn’t true.

In this video, five English teachers get together to see if they can fool you! Happy April Fool’s Day!

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April Fools Day Video Script

Ready for an April Fool’s Day lesson?
Wait. Does everyone watching know what April Fool’s Day is?
I can sum it up in a single line: it’s a day when people play silly jokes on one another.
Right. We try to fool friends and family. And it’s all done in fun. And when people discover that it’s a joke, the joker can say, “April Fool’s!”
So five of us teachers have come together to see if we can fool you.
We’re each going to ask a true-false question. Some of us will tell the truth. Others are going to try to fool you.
Do I look like a person who can handle weapons?
Actually, I know how to use three types of weapons. True or false?
I briefly studied tae kwon do. And that’s when I learned how to use a long staff, a short stick, and nunchucks. Double and single.
Did you hear how I stated my list? A long staff, a short stick, and nunchucks. A common pattern is to use rising intonation on all but the last item of a list, as in one, two, and three. We use falling intonation on the last item.
For more information and practice, please check out my lesson on intonation patterns for stating lists and presenting alternatives.
I’m from the United States of America but do you know which state I currently live in? Well, if you follow ‘go Natural English’ you probably know the answer. I live in Missouri. True or false?
The answer is false. I made one of the Go Natural videos in Missouri when I was visiting family. My father lives there. But I am not from there and I don’t currently live there. But you can see the video I made and learn about how to use words stress correctly to sound more like a natural English speaker.
I went to graduate school to study Linguistics. True or false?
False! I went to graduate school to study opera singing.
Check out this video I made about intonation in American English and how it can help you sound more native. I have a short clip of me singing opera in that video!
I’m British and this is my husband, Jay. He’s American.
That’s true!
So he says tomahto and I say tomayto.
Is that true or false?
It’s false! It’s the other way round.
I say tomayto and she says tomahto.
So watch our video on British and American pronunciation differences to learn more.
Check this out. I used to work at a fish market. True or false?
True! Actually I worked at a fish market for six summers when I was a teenager.
Did you notice the rhythm while I was speaking? Did you? When we speak we stress the words that are most important for people to understand. Those words are on the beat in English. The other words – usually little grammar words – they shrink, they get smaller, or link together. That’s the shrinking and linking. If you’re interested in this topic – so important for practicing English – please check out this video I made.

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6 thoughts on “Can you spot a lie in English? Happy April Fool’s Day!”

  1. Thank you so much!
    Your YouTube channel is the most interesting one of all!
    And I think Rachels’ channel will be very useful!
    I hope you can also make some videos about pronunciation and intonation, trust me, they will be very popular because I think it is the greatest challenges we non-native speakers are facing!
    Looking forward to seeing your new videos!
    Best regards!

  2. picard jean claude

    thank for this lesson.
    but the sound of the music’s too loud.
    it’s difficult to hear the speach very well.

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