5th November is Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, in the UK. This is a celebration of the time a Catholic rebel tried to kill the entire Protestant British government but failed and as a result was sentenced to death. Now the British celebrate the death of Guy Fawkes! Nowadays, nobody thinks much about the origins but just enjoys a firework display. You can find out more on this fantastic website: www.projectbritain.com .
Here are two listening activities. Use the photocopy I gave you in class and see how much you understand. Click here to listen to the history of Bonfire Night from the website www.breakingnewsenglish.com and click on the screen below to watch the video about firework safety from the NHS (National Health Service) website.