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1 1.What is the video clip mainly about? 2.When and where did it begin? 3.How did it start?

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3 Lesson 76 April Fools' Day 'To end our special news bulletin,' said the voice of the television announcer, 'we're going over to the macaroni fields of Calabria. Macaroni has been grown in this area for over six hundred years. Two of the leading growers, Giuseppe Moldova and Riccardo Brabante, tell me that they have been expecting a splendid crop this year and harvesting has begun earlier than usual. Here you can see two workers who, between them, have just finished cutting three cartloads of golden brown macaroni stalks. The whole village has been working day and night gathering and threshing this year's crop before the September rains. On the right, you can see Mrs. Brabante herself. She has been helping her husband for thirty years now. Mrs. Brabante is talking to the manager of the local factory where the crop is processed. This last scene shows you what will happen at the end of the harvest: the famous Calabrian macaroni-eating competition! Signor Fratelli, the present champion, has won it every year since And that ends our special bulletin for today, Thursday, April lst. We're now going back to the studio.'

4 “we're going over to the macaroni fields of Calabria,” said the voice of the television announcer. macaroni-eating competition! A. a type of food B. a region of a country C. an item of news D. a type of plant

5 Two workers have just finished cutting three cartloads of golden brown macaroni stalks. A. a quantity of things B. a part of a plant C. an item of news D. a type of plant

6 The announcer said, “We are going over to the White House for an important announcement” I've got to go over my notes for tomorrow's exam, so I am not going to see the new movie at the theatre tonight --Would you please go over this form for me to see if I ’ ve filled it in right?

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8 'To end our special news bulletin,' said the voice of the television announcer, 'we're going over to the macaroni fields of Calabria. Macaroni has been grown in this area for over six hundred years. Two of the leading growers, Giuseppe Moldova and Riccardo Brabante, tell me that they have been expecting a splendid crop this year and harvesting has begun earlier than usual. Here you can see two workers who, between them, have just finished cutting three cartloads of golden brown macaroni stalks. The whole village has been working day and night gathering and threshing this year's crop before the September rains. On the right, you can see Mrs. Brabante herself. She has been helping her husband for thirty years now. Mrs. Brabante is talking to the manager of the local factory where the crop is processed. This last scene shows you what will happen at the end of the harvest: the famous Calabrian macaroni-eating competition! Signor Fratelli, the present champion, has won it every year since And that ends our special bulletin for today, Thursday, April lst. We're now going back to the studio.'

9 1. Does the bulletin imply to the viewers that it might be a hoax? 2. What was the purpose of the news broadcast? A.To report a splendid crop B.To end a new bulletin C.To remind people of a festival D.To make fun E.To share something ridiculous 3. Title

10 Taco Bell Buys the Liberty Bell On April 1, 1996 a full page ad appeared in six major American newspapers (including New York Times, Washington Post) announcing that the fast food chain Taco Bell had purchased the Liberty Bell( 美国 独立自由钟 ). The full text of the ad read: In an effort to help the national debt, Taco Bell is pleased to announce that we have agreed to purchase the Liberty Bell, one of our country's most historic treasures. It will now be called the "Taco Liberty Bell" and will still be accessible to the American public for viewing. The Liberty Bell will divide its time between Philadelphia and the Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine. While some may find this controversial, we hope our move will prompt other corporations to take similar action to do their part to reduce the country's debt.

11 Responses to the news Responses to the announcement that it was only a prank

12 Jack took an old computer keyboard and changed the order of keys. It was quite simple. He pushed the keys slightly with a screw driver 螺丝刀 and they popped out, after which he replaced these keys in a random order. Then he connected the keyboard to the computer. The next day his wife used the computer and typed her essay. She is very good at typing. When she is typing, she never looks at the keyboard. So this time she did everything as usual. When she finished it and printed it, she found the essay was a total mess! She almost went nuts! My water broke (video)

13 In 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a- lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes. The planet Pluto 冥王星 would pass behind Jupiter 木星, temporarily reducing the Earth’s own gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that it occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation— just like astronauts in space. Minutes later after 9:47 AM, BBC began to receive hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. Some people said they had floated up to the ceiling!

14 The macaroni growers a have been expecting a splendid crop this year. Mrs Brabante has been helping her husband on the farm for thirty years now. The whole village has been working day and night gathering this year's crop before the September rains.

15 A.how long for since 1.How long has it been raining? It has been raining for four hours. 2.I have you been learning English for 8 years. 3.Clara is still doing her homework. She's been doing it all day. 4.Goggy hasn't been feeling well recently. B. your feeling 1.You're out of breath. Have you been running? (you're out of breath now) 2.Michael is very tired. He's been working very hard. (he's tired now) 3.Why is your hat so dirty? What have you been doing? 4.Where have you been? I've been looking for you for the last half hour.


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