We change the clocks at the end of October so we have more light in the mornings but it gets dark very early, between 4 and 5 o’clock. The weather starts to get colder and the leaves fall off the trees. Some animals, for example bats and hedgehogs, go to sleep for the winter. This is called hibernation.
November 5th is called Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night. Some people go to a party where they light a big fire outside, called a bonfire, and have fireworks. They might eat baked potatoes, sausages and toffee apples. Other people have a few fireworks in the garden. About 400 years ago, some people decided to blow up the king and the Houses of Parliament but they were stopped. People lit bonfires to celebrate that the king lived. Nowadays, people don’t think about the history but just enjoy the fireworks!
In November, some people start to think about Christmas shopping. The shops are full of Christmas trees, decorations and presents to buy but for some people, November is too early!
About the blog
Follow the blog for mini lessons and tips on how to improve your English.