Special days in Britain

Watch the video about holidays, traditions and special days in Britain. Then do the exercises below.

1 Group the words. Which words can go to more categories?

band, boat, card, carol, conker, cracker, dancing, drums, firework, ghost, gunpowder, guy, hat, hill, Hindu, hit, kisses, Ladies’ Day, London, maypole, music, parliament, party, plot, presents, pudding, race, River Thames,  romantic, rose,  singer, turkey, university, witch

Guy Fawkes Night  
Valentine’s Day
Hallowe’en
May Day
Gloucester Cheese Rolling
Oxford-Cambridge
Royal Ascot
Glastonbury Festival
Notting Hill Carnival
Diwali
Chestnut Day
Christmas

2 Match the dates and the events.

December 24-26; June 14-18 in 2016; March 27 in 2016; May 1; October 31, February 14, November 5, August 28-29 in 2016; June 22-26 in 2016; May 30 in 2016.

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