Remembering British WWI Soldiers

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > Ready to Use

This A2+ level article is an opportunity to mention the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and see how Anglophone countries commemorate their fallen soldiers. It can be used as additional input to what the students study in History. It can also raise the interest of some students to watch the archive film “They Shall Not Grow Old” by Peter Jackson.

Vocabulary: war, numbers (using commas to separate thousands and using points) and dates, nationalities, qualifying adjectives

Grammar: preterite, the passive form, the conditional (reception)

Phonology: the different sounds the plural “s”

Cultural element: British involvement in WWI



Find more of heroism in wartime in Speakeasy Files 3e: including the remembrance, soldiers, trench life, propaganda and women and children's experience of war.


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