Bonfire Night/Guy Fawke's Night (UK Holiday) Video Worksheet

Bonfire Night/Guy Fawke's Night (UK Holiday) Video Worksheet

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Bonfire Night/Guy Fawke's Night (UK Holiday) Video Worksheet

This worksheet includes gist and detailed listening questions related to a YouTube video about Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawke's Night). This is a British holiday which is celebrated on November 5th. The tradition started to celebrate the failure of a plan to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament in 1605 (otherwise known as The Gunpowder Plot). 'Guys' are burned on top of bonfires, fireworks are set off and baked potatoes and toffee apples are typical foods eaten at this time. The poem (which we learned in school when I was a kid) is slightly different on the worksheet to what the girl quotes in the video. The one on the worksheet is the one I learned in school and the one that seems to be quoted the most: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/guy/rhymes.htm. I chose this video to complement worksheets about Bonfire Night available from the British Council's teen website: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/english-skills-practice/life-uk/bonfire-night-0. Answer key is included for the worksheets.