The Reading / Listening - World War 1 - Level 4

A selection of 100 new photographs has been released to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. The selection was originally faded black and white images. They were colourised to give us a better idea of what happened in the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs show wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, fighting in the trenches, and scenes in London the day after the war ended on November 11, 1918.



Photo colouriser Tom Marshall wanted to do something special to commemorate the 100-year anniversary. He began the project in 2014 - the centenary of the start of the War. He wanted to pay a, "tribute to [those] who lived through the war, and those who lost their lives." He added: "I included men and women of several nationalities, races and religions, as the entire world was affected by the war." WW1 was called, "the war to end all wars".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World War 1 - Level 5 or  World War 1 - Level 6

Sources
  • https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/color-photos-first-world-war-scli-intl/index.html
  • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/06/colour-gives-renewed-impact-100-year-old-images-first-world/
  • https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-war-colour-reworked-ww1-slideshow-wp-160042116.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. released to mark the
  2. faded
  3. give us a better idea
  4. wounded
  5. prisoners
  6. fighting in the
  7. scenes in
  8. the day after the
  1. of what happened
  2. London
  3. soldiers
  4. war ended
  5. centenary
  6. of war
  7. black and white images
  8. trenches

Paragraph 2

  1. do something
  2. commemorate the 100-
  3. He began the
  4. He wanted to pay
  5. those who lost
  6. several nationalities,
  7. the entire
  8. the war to
  1. races and religions
  2. end all wars
  3. their lives
  4. year anniversary
  5. world was affected
  6. a tribute
  7. special
  8. project in 2014

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A selection of 100 new photographs has been (1) ___________________ the centenary of the end of World War 1. The selection (2) ___________________ black and white images. They were colourised to give us a (3) ___________________ what happened in the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs (4) ___________________, prisoners of war, fighting (5) ___________________, and scenes in London the day after the (6) ___________________ November 11, 1918.

Photo colouriser Tom Marshall (7) ___________________ something special to commemorate the (8) ___________________. He began the project in 2014 - the (9) ___________________ start of the War. He wanted to pay a, "tribute to [those] who lived (10) ___________________, and those who lost their lives." He added: "I included men and women of several nationalities, (11) ___________________, as the entire world was (12) ___________________ war." WW1 was called, "the war to end all wars".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Aselectionof100newphotographshasbeenreleasedtomarkthecenten
aryoftheendofWorldWar1.Theselectionwasoriginallyfadedblacka
ndwhiteimages.Theywerecolourisedtogiveusabetterideaofwhathap
penedintheWar,whichkilledninemillionpeople.Thephotographsshow
woundedsoldiers,prisonersofwar,fightinginthetrenches,andscenesi
nLondonthedayafterthewarendedonNovember11,1918.Photocolou
riserTomMarshallwantedtodosomethingspecialtocommemoratethe
100-yearanniversary.Hebegantheprojectin2014-thecentenaryoft
hestartoftheWar.Hewantedtopaya,"tributeto[those]wholivedthrou
ghthewar,andthosewholosttheirlives."Headded:"Iincludedmenand
womenofseveralnationalities,racesandreligions,astheentireworldw
asaffectedbythewar."WW1wascalled,"thewartoendallwars".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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