PET Reading Part 4

Five sentences have been removed from the text below. For each question (1-5), choose the correct answer (A-H).
There are three extra sentences which you do not need to use.
  • April Fools' Day
  • April Fools' Day, also known as All Fools' Day is not a national holiday in England. The idea is to trick other people, to try to make them believe things that are not true. 1) Although most of the tricks have been used for a long time, they often succeed.

    The simplest pranks usually involve children who, for example, tell each other that their shoelaces are undone. 2) Sometimes people are told that their jackets have been torn or they are sent on a false business errand. 3) They produce sensational news on television, radio, and in the press. 4) Those who continue to play jokes in the afternoon are April fools themselves.

    Several theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. 5) So the origin of the "custom of making April Fools" remains uncertain and unknown.

  • A) Children stick paper fish to their friends' backs.
  • B) The media also join in.
  • C) April Fools' Day is not a national holiday.
  • D) Both children and adults play all kinds of practical jokes then.
  • E) Why do we do this, and where did it start?
  • F) Unfortunately, none of them are interesting.
  • G) Then they cry out "April Fool!" when the victims glance at their feet.
  • H) In the UK, the jokes and pranks should stop by noon.