Bonfire Night


Join Joe to find out why the British celebrate people trying to blow up Parliament! 


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • When do people usually set off fireworks?
  • Have you heard of Guy Fawkes?

Now listen to Joe as he explores the special British tradition of Bonfire Night.




Hallo, could you explain me why ,, come UP and meet UP with my friends..,, Can I just say ,,come and meet with my friends,,?

Hello Jellena1983,

Both 'come up' and 'meet up' are phrasal verbs. Both can be found in our dictionary - see the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the right - and you can find out more about phrasal verbs in general on our phrasal verbs page.

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Hi every body
Word on the street is the great program for improving your listening. I have finished listening all for two times in three months. It's hard to understand for the first time but it's better for the second time. I will try the third time even though more than fourth time. I believe that I will understand more after fifth time listening.
Huu Thanh

Hi Huu Thanh,

Thanks for your feedback and for sharing this great advice with everyone! It's certainly true that you can learn much more from these videos by listening to them multiple times, and even more by reading the transcripts out loud and imitating the pronunciation.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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"So it’s hundreds of people involved in an event of this size" in that sentence reduction - " 's " -mean of has or is? thanx

Hello Elgun_V,

In this sentence 'it's' means ' it is'.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. I love this website. My students are going to practice for the Trinity Speaking exam Grade 5 and we'll be touching on "Bonfire Night". It's going to make my class very interesting when I can show them your video on the same topic. TQ!