Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 July 2017 > Ready to Use

This B1-level article focuses on an important yet little recounted moment during WWII, the evacuation of British and Allied forces from the beaches of Dunkirk by the Royal Navy, aided by hundreds of civilian boats. This symbol of solidarity has been adapted into a movie by director and screenwriter Christopher Nolan.

Language and structures

  • Historical aspect with specific vocabulary around the war
  • Cultural references to famous movies by Christopher Nolan and key actors.
  • Numbers
  • Past tense with use of irregular verbs
  • The passive

SN_M_GMF3_U6_Blitz-kidsThe Home Front
Give me five! 3e Unit 6 "Blitz Kids" looks at another aspect of civilian involvement in WWII Britain.
Download a sample double-page here.

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