Bonfire Night- Listening comprehension (C1)

To practise your listening comprehension, you can listen to this clip about a British man’s childhood memories about Bonfire Night:

Then, answer the questions on this self-grading google form:

  • Link to the google form here (opens in new tab).
  • You can read the transcript here

Gunpowder (2017)- BBC show about the Gunpowder Plot

Bonfire Night (November 5th) is coming. So, the BBC has been showing a three-part drama about the Catholic conspirators that tried to blow up Parliament in 1605. It stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Liv Tyler (Armageddon, Lord of the Rings) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

If you’re interested in it, you can watch it on streaming services such as

*The show has received widespread criticism for being too explicit and “gory”, with graphic depictions of violence. Viewer discretion is advised. 


Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night

On November 5th, “Guy Fawkes night”, also called “Bonfire Night” is celebrated across the UK. Would you like to know what it is? Watch this video to learn about the origins of the celebration.

ASSIGNMENT (1BC-1E): Remember you have to go to Edmodo. Watch the video about Bonfire Night that you will find there, and answer the questions to it. You need to answer the questions by Sunday 6th November.


There is a poem traditionally used on Guy Fawkes day, which appears in the film V for Vendetta. You may watch it below (click CC the second time you watch for subtitles):

Kids may carry a “guy” around (a dummy they’ve made), asking passers-by for money, saying “penny for the guy?”. You may see it if you watch this clip from a British TV show:

People in the UK get together to see the bonfires burn. There are fireworks, and they may light sparklers. They eat, among other things, bangers (=sausages). You may see all of this quickly in this supermarket ad (click CC the second time you watch for subtitles):

 Last year, we even had our very own Guy Fawkes at school:

Bonfire Night at CEIP Josefa Amar y Borbón

Carmen C. comparte con nosotros las fotos que muestran el proyecto que han llevado a cabo los alumnos de 6º de su centro, el CEIP Josefa Amar y Borbón, con motivo de Guy Fawkes Day / Bonfire Night, el 5 de Noviembre. Una de las investigaciones históricas que realizan durante el curso ha sido sobre esta fecha, y en este caso han trabajado el tema en las áreas de inglés y plástica.






También nos recomienda una de las páginas que han utilizado para el proyecto,

¡Muchas gracias por compartir vuestro trabajo, Carmen!

Remember, Remember…Bonfire Night

Una de las celebraciones británicas de mayor importancia es la “Bonfire Night”, en la que se recuerda el intento fallido por parte de Guy Fawkes y otros conspiradores de hacer volar el Parlamento inglés, en 1605. Si queréis trabajarlo aquí tenéis algunas ideas: