• Section B 2b
  • Read the passage quickly.
  • Then match each paragraph with the main idea.
  • April Fool's Day is a celebration that takes place in different countries around the world.
  • It happens on April 1st every year
  • and is a day when many people play all kinds of tricks and jokes on each other.
  • One April Fool's Day,
  • a reporter in England announced that there would be no more spaghetti
  • because the spaghetti farmers in Italy had stopped growing spaghetti.
  • Many people ran to their local supermarkets to buy as much spaghetti as they could.
  • By the time people realized that the story was a hoax,
  • all of the spaghetti across the country had been sold out.
  • In another famous trick a TV show in England reported the discovery of special water.
  • They said this water would help people lose weight
  • and that one customer had already lost a lot of weight in just four months.
  • By the end of the day, more than 10,000 people had phoned the TV station to find out how to get this water.
  • Many April Fool's jokes may end up being not very funny.
  • A famous TV star once invited his girlfriend onto his show on April Fool's Day.
  • He asked her to marry him.
  • The lady was so happy because she really wanted to get married.
  • However, when she said 'yes', he replied, 'April Fool!'
  • That little joke didn't have a very happy ending.
  • The TV star lost both his girlfriend and his show was canceled.
  • One of the world's most famous tricks, however, happened in October rather than April.
  • In that month in 1938, actor Orson Welles announced on his radio program that aliens from Mars had landed on the earth.
  • He described where they had landed and told how they were moving across the United States.
  • Welles made it sound so real that hundreds of people believed the story,
  • and fear spread across the whole country.
  • By the time police officers announced that the story was a hoax, thousands of people had left their homes.
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