英語を聞く: Swallowing the dictionary

From BBC English
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by James Hardbluster

April Fools’ Day 2012

A drug which could implant the entire vocabulary of a language into the taker’s body is being trialled in the UK. If successful, it’s predicted that mankind’s centuries-long struggles with foreign language learning could be over in a gulp.

(…) this invention has the potential to change human history, end all wars, and put a stop to boring grammar lessons. However, critics of the drug say that it has some serious side effects, such as verbal diarrhoea, a tendency to talk endlessly about the weather and a habit of apologising for no reason.

After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Would you like to have access such drug? Why?
2. What is ‘April Fools’ Day’? Have you heard of it before?
3. Write your own April Fools’ Day’s article.

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