Bonfire Night

bonfire night

Bonfire Night, have you ever heard of it? We have some activities to learn about this annual tradition in the UK if you haven’t. Then you have a chance to write an email to a friend about a festival or celebration in your country.

  • Time

    30-40 minutes

  • Main Skill

    Writing

  • Topic

    Culture - Bonfire Night

Video
Email
Quiz
Vocabulary
Exam Practice

Every year on the 5th of November in the UK we light fires and set off fireworks, but why? Learn about British culture and Traditions with Anna English

In this email, you are asked to include the following:

  • describe what the celebration or festival is
  • outline what you and your family do during this event
  • explain what your friend may find particularly interesting

Here is an example:

How much do you know about Bonfire Night? Try this quiz to find out.

Here are the keywords and phrases to learn:

  • candyfloss
  • festival
  • firework display
  • guilty
  • gunpowder
  • Guy Fawkes
  • organized event
  • roast dinner
  • social interaction
  • toffee apples

Your friend will visit you during a festival or celebration in your country.

Write an email to a friend about the visit.

In your email, you should:

  • describe what the celebration or festival is
  • outline what you and your family do during this event
  • explain what your friend may find particularly interesting

Write about 120 to 160 words.

Use this video to help you.

IGCSE ESL Skills

  • Speaking

    Skills to communicate with others to express thoughts and feelings.

  • Listening

    Skills to improve active listening in order to develop responses to what someone is saying.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.

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