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ESL English Lesson: London – Notting Hill Carnival
David Robinson

Today, let’s talk about the world famous Notting Hill Carnival in London. Traditionally it is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The annual event attracts more than one million visitors and has over 40,000 volunteers. The huge street carnival has been running since 1964. It allows London’s Afro-Caribbean community to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. The carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity.

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest celebration of its kind in Europe. Visitors can see the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street carnival. They can also see the many vibrant costumes the dancers will wear.

Reading: Students should now read the article aloud, swapping readers every paragraph. Article quiz, Discussion: Did the headline make you want to read the article? Have you ever been to the Notting Hill Carnival? Grammar, Homework, Sentence starters, etc.

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