The Reading / Listening - World War 1 - Level 5

The UK's Press Association released 100 new photographs to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The selection originally consisted of fading black and white images. They were carefully recreated to provide us with a clearer idea of what happened in and after 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. One photo shows a soldier having a haircut in a makeshift barbershop on the Albanian front. World War 1 was called "the war to end all wars".



A UK-based photo colouriser, Tom Marshall, said he wanted to do something special to commemorate the 100-year anniversary. He began the project in 2014, which coincided with the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. He said he wanted to, "mark the centenary of the end of the First World War...in tribute to the men and women 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."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    World War 1 - Level 4 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. photographs to mark
  2. fading black
  3. provide us with a clearer
  4. wounded
  5. fighting in the
  6. the day after
  7. in a makeshift
  8. on the Albanian
  1. barbershop
  2. the centenary
  3. soldiers
  4. front
  5. the war ended
  6. and white images
  7. trenches
  8. idea

Paragraph 2

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

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The UK's Press Association released 100 new photographs (1) ___________________ centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The selection originally (2) ___________________ black and white images. They were carefully recreated to (3) ___________________ a clearer idea of what happened in and after the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs (4) ___________________, prisoners of war, fighting in the trenches, and scenes in London the day after (5) ___________________. One photo shows a soldier having a haircut (6) ___________________ barbershop on the Albanian front.

A UK-based photo colouriser, Tom Marshall, said he wanted to do something (7) ___________________ the 100-year anniversary. He began the project in 2014, which coincided with the centenary (8) ___________________ of WW1. He said he wanted to, "(9) ___________________ of the end of the First World War... (10) ___________________ the men and women who lived (11) ___________________, and those who lost their lives." He added: "I included men and women of several nationalities, races and religions, as the entire world (12) ___________________ the war." World War 1 was called "the war to end all wars".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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ndedsoldiers,prisonersofwar,fightinginthetrenches,andscenesinLo
ndonthedayafterthewarended.Onephotoshowsasoldierhavingahair
cutinamakeshiftbarbershopontheAlbanianfront.AUK-basedphotoc
olouriser,TomMarshall,saidhewantedtodosomethingspecialtocomm
emoratethe100-yearanniversary.Hebegantheprojectin2014,whichc
oincidedwiththecentenaryoftheoutbreakofWW1.Hesaidhewantedt
o,"markthecentenaryoftheendoftheFirstWorldWar...intributetothe
menandwomenwholivedthroughthewar,andthosewholosttheirlives.
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religions,astheentireworldwasaffectedbythewar."WorldWar1 was
called"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)

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Free writing

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Answers

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