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Dictation - Bonfire Night

A bit of help - Guy Fawkes


Play the .mp3 files (they are large so be patient).

1. Just listen. I will speak, quite quickly, in a natural voice.

2. Listen and write I will speak more slowly.

3. Listen to the first file again - Check and make any corrections you think necessary.

4. Check what you have written.














Dictation Text - Bonfire Night

Though many children in Great Britain look forward to November 5th (Bonfire Night) very few know exactly what they're celebrating.

Guy Fawkes was a Roman Catholic who, in 1605, joined a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament while King James and his ministers were inside. He was caught red-handed, tried and brutally executed the following January.

Every year people celebrate the failure of the so-called 'gunpowder plot' by setting off fireworks and lighting bonfires with a guy on top; a guy is an effigy of Guy Fawkes.

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