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English Dictation Test - Intermediate
A bit of help - Guy Fawkes
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Slow - Write
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.
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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