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.
Wing Nut Films/IWM
Download resources :
> They Shall Not Grow Old Film: Bringing WWI to Life
> Remembering British WWI Soldiers
> In the Trenches