Get ahead for the new school year! This A2+-level article can be used in parallel with the warm-up activities implemented at the beginning of the school year, as it deals with the Pledge of Allegiance in every school in the U.S.A, as a daily patriotic ritual, as well as recent protests against the national anthem at American football games, in the NFL, schools and universities.
Vocabulary: patriotism, protest, school, sports, numbers
Grammar: simple present, preterite
Phonology: /ɪ/, /iː/ and /aɪ/, /dʒ/
Cultural element: The Pledge of Allegiance and the U.S. National Anthem
You’ll find a short interview with an American university student about reciting the Pledge when she was at school, with interactive comprehension activities, in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4.