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Bonfire Night: Listening


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UNIT: Listening

TASK: Multiple choice

PURPOSE: Develop listening comprehension

LEVEL: Upper Intermediate


A free printable worksheet is designed for ESL/EFL classrooms in order to help students of English develop and improve their skills in listening. The text of the task provides information on the origin and customs of Bonfire Night festival, also known as Guy Fawkes Night. The script and the answers are provided on a separate page. There is no audio to support the activity, so the script is to be read out to the students during the lesson. The text is rater long but written at accessible language. The worksheet provides twelve multiple choice questions in order to check students’ understanding of a spoken text. This is a useful activity for students aiming at sitting a test in English.

The same text and set of questions can be used as a reading activity. Have a look at this version of the worksheet:

Reading About Bonfire Night

Using picture prompts and illustrations is a great way of enhancing listening and reading comprehension. You might want to use the selection of images offered by ESOL worksheets to support this and other activities based around Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night:

Bonfire Night Images

Working on target vocabulary is an important pre-listening task. Consider using the following worksheet to pre-teach or recap vocabulary relevant to Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night:

Bonfire Night: Vocabulary

Would like to teach grammar alongside the topics on culture and traditions related to festivals in English-speaking countries? Have a look at this worksheet aiming at practicing using irregular verbs in sets of sentences about celebrating Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night:

Bonfire Night: Irregular Verbs

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