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5th November is Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain. It’s a very popular festival in which there are firework displays and bonfires. But the origins of the festival are not really a cause for celebration.

Listen to this explanation of Guy Fawkes Night from  The first part is about its origins and the second part is about present day celebrations.

You can watch this video to find out more about the history of Guy Fawkes.

Now watch this video about fire safety from the National Health Service in the UK (NHS). Where there’s fire, there will be accidents! Do you think people are as safety conscious where you live?


Hey, guys!! I hope that you have enjoyed our lesson as much as I have. Here you are the videos we’ve seen in class and the link to the page where you have all the instructions for your podcasts. Don’t forget that you can ask any doubt on our facebook group. Have a nice and scary weekend!!!!

Finally, don’t forget that your story has to be told using past (narrative) tenses, so don’t forget to take a look at the presentation we saw in class, just before the videos.

Next Friday we celebrate Father’s Day in Spain. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated in Ireland and in the UK. In these two countries Mothering Sunday is celebrated 3 Sundays before the Easter Sunday. In Spain, we celebrate it the first Sunday of May, whereas in the USA it is celebrated a week later, i.e., the second Sunday of May.

If you want to know more about this festival, you can read the Wikipedia. If you want ideas on how to celebrate this day or if you want to prepare a present for your mum, you can check the site  Kaboose or Mother’s Day on the Net, where you can also find out more things about this celebration.

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day in your family? I usually have lunch with my mother and grandmother. It is a tradition we  never miss. Tell us how you celebrate it in the comments section. Thanks for your contribution in advance.

To finish this post, I just want to leave you with the cartoon that appears today in The English Blog. Very funny indeed.

Mother's Day in the English Blog

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