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  Weekender 2006 / 7  


- Calling time on calling time


- Children in Need


- Remembrance Day


- Guy Fawkes

Remembrance Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the guns of Europe fell silent. After four years of terrible fighting, The First World War ended. This moment is still commemorated by millions of people in Britain every year. In this edition of Weekender, find out more about Remembrance Day.

You can also try our quiz in the Extras section below to practise some of the language used in the programme and you can refer to the vocabulary table below for helpful phrases.

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Words and expressions from the programme

to commemorate
to do something to show that you respect and remember something that happened

Remembrance Day
a day when people in Britain remember those killed in wars

a poppy
a red flower that some people wear on their clothes to commemorate the dead

to pay your respects
to do something to show that you respect something or someone

to be poignant
to make you feel sad and emotional

to reflect on something
to think deeply about it and what it means

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