The Reading / Listening - World War 1 - Level 6

New photographs have been released to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The UK's Press Association issued the selection of 100 images from a century ago. They were originally fading black and white images but have been painstakingly enhanced and recreated. They provide us with a clearer idea of what happened during 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 after the day the Armistice was signed to end the war. One shows a soldier having a haircut in a makeshift mountain barbershop on the Albanian front.



A UK-based photo colouriser recreated the coloured photos. Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do something special to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the time was called "the war to end all wars". Mr Marshall said: "I began colourising black and white photos professionally in 2014, coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914....To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, I decided to collate 100 images I've colourised 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 easier levels:

    World War 1 - Level 4  or  World War 1 - Level 5

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. WORLD WAR 1: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about World War 1. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       photographs / centenary / selection / images / a century ago / soldiers / prisoners /
       anniversary / reporters / World War 1 / tribute / nationalities / races / religions
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. NO MORE WAR: Students A strongly believe there will be no wars in the future; Students B strongly believe there will always be wars.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. WARS: What do you know about these wars? Complete this table and share what you wrote with your partner(s). Change partners often.

 

What I know

What I want to know

World War 1

 

 

World War 2

 

 

The Iraq Wars

 

 

The war on terror

 

 

The war on drugs

 

 

Other __________

 

 

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5. WAR: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "war". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • famous sites
  • seascapes
  • landscapes
  • faces
  • the 19th century
  • babies
  • weddings
  • city streets

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. mark a. A number of carefully chosen things.
      2. centenary b. Acknowledge, honor, or celebrate an important event or occasion with a particular action.
      3. selection c. Gradually growing faint and disappearing.
      4. fading d. With great care and thoroughness.
      5. painstakingly e. The hundredth anniversary of an important event.
      6. enhanced f. Being a temporary substitute; OK for now.
      7. makeshift g. Further improved the quality, value, or extent of something.

    Paragraph 2

      8. commemorate h. The date on which an event took place in a previous year.
      9. anniversary i. An act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
      10. coinciding j. Celebrate an event, a person, or a situation by doing or building something.
      11. outbreak k. Occurring or happening at or during the same time.
      12. tribute l. More than two but not many.
      13. several m. The sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease, etc.
      14. entire n. With no part left out; whole; all.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The new photos are from the USA Press Association.     T / F
  2. One hundred photos have been released.     T / F
  3. Some photos show London after the Armistice to end the war was signed. T / F
  4. There is a photo of a soldier having a haircut in a temporary barbers.     T / F
  5. The photo colouriser is based in France.     T / F
  6. The photo colouriser started colourising photos professionally in 2010.     T / F
  7. The photo colouriser started his project as a tribute to people.     T / F
  8. The photo colouriser only colourised photos of British soldiers.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. released
  2. mark
  3. selection
  4. painstakingly
  5. makeshift
  6. commemorate
  7. outbreak
  8. collate
  9. several
  10. entire
  1. meticulously
  2. whole
  3. temporary
  4. observe
  5. start
  6. a number of
  7. issued
  8. celebrate
  9. range
  10. put together

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. mark the centenary of the end
  2. fading
  3. painstakingly
  4. prisoners of
  5. a makeshift mountain barbershop
  6. commemorate the
  7. the war
  8. the centenary of
  9. in tribute
  10. the entire world
  1. war
  2. to the men and women
  3. on the Albanian front
  4. 100-year anniversary
  5. enhanced
  6. the outbreak of WW1
  7. of the First World War
  8. was affected
  9. black and white images
  10. to end all wars

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
issued
clearer
haircut
fading
front
mark
signed
prisoners

New photographs have been released to (1) ____________ the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The UK's Press Association (2) ____________ the selection of 100 images from a century ago. They were originally (3) ____________ black and white images but have been painstakingly enhanced and recreated. They provide us with a (4) ____________ idea of what happened during and after the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs show wounded soldiers, (5) ____________ of war, fighting in the trenches, and scenes in London after the day the Armistice was (6) ____________ to end the war. One shows a soldier having a (7) ____________ in a makeshift mountain barbershop on the Albanian (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
time
centenary
lost
special
entire
recreated
professionally
tribute

A UK-based photo colouriser (9) ____________ the coloured photos. Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do something (10) ____________ to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the (11) ____________ was called "the war to end all wars". Mr Marshall said: "I began colourising black and white photos (12) ____________ in 2014, coinciding with the (13) ____________ of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914....To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, I decided to collate 100 images I've colourised in (14) ____________ to the men and women who lived through the war, and those who (15) ____________ their lives." He added: "I included men and women of several nationalities, races and religions, as the (16) ____________ world was affected by the war."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  New photographs have been released to mark the ______ end
     a.  centenary of them
     b.  centenary of then
     c.  centenary of the
     d.  centenary of their
2)  The UK's Press Association issued the selection ______
     a.  of 100 image is
     b.  off 100 imagines
     c.  of 100 images
     d.  off 100 images
3)  They were originally fading black and white images but have been ______
     a.  painstaking the enhanced
     b.  painstakingly enhanced
     c.  painstakingly enhance it
     d.  pain stake in enhanced
4)  The photographs show wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, fighting ______
     a.  in the tranches
     b.  in the trench is
     c.  in the teaches
     d.  in the trenches
5)  a soldier having a haircut in a makeshift mountain barbershop on ______
     a.  the Albanian top
     b.  the Albanian side
     c.  the Albanian front
     d.  the Albanian back

6)  Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do something ______
     a.  special to commemoration
     b.  special to commemorate
     c.  special to commemorates
     d.  special to commemorating
7)  the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the time was called "the _____ wars
     a.  wart to end all
     b.  war to end all
     c.  wart tend all
     d.  wart trend all
8)  coinciding with the centenary of the ______
     a.  outbreak of WW1
     b.  to break off WW1
     c.  up break of WW1
     d.  our break of WW1
9)  in tribute to the men and women who lived through the war, and those who ______
     a.  lost their life
     b.  lost there lives
     c.  lost they're life
     d.  lost their lives
10)  several nationalities, races and religions, as ______
     a.  the entry world
     b.  the in tyre world
     c.  the on tire world
     d.  the entire world

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New photographs have been (1) ___________________ the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The UK's Press Association issued (2) ___________________ 100 images from a century ago. They (3) ___________________ black and white images but have been painstakingly enhanced and recreated. They provide us with a clearer idea of what happened (4) ___________________ the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs show wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, fighting in the trenches, (5) ___________________ London after the day the Armistice was signed to end the war. One shows a soldier having a haircut (6) ___________________ mountain barbershop on the Albanian front.

A UK-based photo colouriser recreated the coloured photos. Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do (7) ___________________ commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the time was called "the war (8) ___________________ wars". Mr Marshall said: "I began colourising black and white photos professionally in 2014, (9) ___________________ centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914....To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, I (10) ___________________ 100 images I've colourised in tribute to the men and women who lived through the war, and those who (11) ___________________." He added: "I included men and women of several nationalities, races and religions, (12) ___________________ world was affected by the war."

Comprehension questions

  1. Who released the new photos?
  2. How many images were released?
  3. How many people did the article say died in the First World War?
  4. What kind of soldiers did the article say were in the photos?
  5. Where was a makeshift barbershop photographed?
  6. Where is the man who coloured the photos based?
  7. What was World War 1 called?
  8. When did the photo colouriser start colourising photos professionally?
  9. Why did the photo colouriser create his project?
  10. Who did the photo colouriser say was affected by the war?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Who released the new photos?
a) the UK's Press Association
b) CNN
c) the World Press Agency
d) Shuttershock
2) How many images were released?
a) 200
b) 118
c) 100
d) 114
3) How many people did the article say died in the First World War?
a) eight million
b) nine million
c) seven million
d) ten million
4) What kind of soldiers did the article say were in the photos?
a) officers
b) French soldiers
c) veterans
d) wounded soldiers
5) Where was a makeshift barbershop photographed?
a) Albania
b) Austria
c) Russia
d) Belgium

6) Where is the man who coloured the photos based?
a) Belgium
b) France
c) the USA
d) the UK
7) What was World War 1 called?
a) the final fight
b) the war to end all wars
c) the last war
d) the worst war
8) When did the photo colouriser start colourising photos professionally?
a) 2017
b) 2016
c) 2015
d) 2014
9) Why did the photo colouriser create his project?
a) for money
b) as a test
c) as a tribute
d) it was his hobby
10) Who did the photo colouriser say was affected by the war?
a) the press
b) the entire world
c) young men
d) soldiers

Role play

Role  A – The 19th Century
You think black and white photos of the 19th century are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their photos. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these black and white photos (and why): faces, city streets or weddings.

Role  B – Faces
You think black and white photos of faces are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their photos. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these black and white photos (and why): the 19th century, city streets or weddings.

Role  C – City Streets
You think black and white photos of city streets are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their photos. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these black and white photos (and why): faces, the 19th century or weddings.

Role  D – Weddings
You think black and white photos of weddings are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their photos. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these black and white photos (and why): faces, city streets or the 19th century.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'world'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'war'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • reporters
    • time
    • black and white
    • outbreak
    • tribute
    • religions
    • centenary
    • selection
    • century
    • images
    • soldiers
    • haircut




    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 - Colour photos to mark 100 years of end of WW1

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'war'?
    3. What do you know about the First Word War?
    4. How should the world commemorate the end of WW1?
    5. Should the photos have been colourised?
    6. Have you heard any war stories?
    7. What do we learn from war?
    8. What did your country do during WW1?
    9. What was life as a soldier like during WW1
    10. Could you be a soldier?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'photos'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of war photos?
    5. Would you like to see all the photos?
    6. Why wasn't WW1 "the war to end all wars"?
    7. What would your tribute be to those who died in WW1?
    8. How was the world affected by WW1?
    9. What adjectives best describe this news story
    10. What questions would you like to ask a war veteran?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    New photographs have been released to () ____ the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The UK's Press Association (2) ____ the selection of 100 images from a century ago. They were originally (3) ____ black and white images but have been (4) ____ enhanced and recreated. They provide us with a clearer idea of what happened during and after the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs show (5) ____ soldiers, prisoners of war, fighting in the trenches, and scenes in London after the day the Armistice was signed to end the war. One shows a soldier having a haircut in a (6) ____ mountain barbershop on the Albanian front.

    A UK-based photo colouriser recreated the coloured photos. Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do something special to (7) ____ the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the time was called "the war to end all wars". Mr Marshall said: "I began colourising black and white photos professionally in 2014, (8) ____ with the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914....To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, I decided to collate 100 images I've colourised (9) ____ tribute to the men and women who lived through the war, and those who (10) ____ their lives." He added: "I included men and women of (11) ____ nationalities, races and religions, as the (12) ____ world was affected by the war."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     dent     (b)     mark     (c)     spot     (d)     send    
    2. (a)     archived     (b)     issued     (c)     redeemed     (d)     vouched    
    3. (a)     placating     (b)     staging     (c)     grading     (d)     fading    
    4. (a)     painfully     (b)     painstakingly     (c)     painlessly     (d)     panting    
    5. (a)     winding     (b)     wounded     (c)     winded     (d)     wandered    
    6. (a)     mineshaft     (b)     apostrophe     (c)     makeshift     (d)     early shift    
    7. (a)     collaborate     (b)     corroborate     (c)     commemorate     (d)     calibrate    
    8. (a)     coincidence     (b)     coincidental     (c)     coinciding     (d)     confidence    
    9. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    10. (a)     lost     (b)     forgot     (c)     mislaid     (d)     dropped    
    11. (a)     several     (b)     reveals     (c)     verses     (d)     versus    
    12. (a)     contents     (b)     consists     (c)     entire     (d)     all

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. 100 images from a tneucry ago
    2. the eestclion of 100 images
    3. intpiaksngaly enhanced and recreated
    4. onuwded soldiers
    5. fighting in the renchtes
    6. a kseahmfit mountain barbershop

    Paragraph 2

    1. mmmeocarote the 100-year anniversary
    2. iincodicng with the centenary
    3. the utbreoak of WW1 in 1914
    4. in rbitute to the men and women
    5. several tinnialotiaes
    6. the tneire world was affected

    Put the text back together

    (...)  trenches, and scenes in London after the day the Armistice was signed to end the War. One shows a
    (...)  A UK-based photo colouriser recreated the coloured photos. Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do something
    (...)  war, and those who lost their lives." He added: "I included men and women of several
    (...)  recreated. They provide us with a clearer idea of what happened during and after the War, which
    (...)  special to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the time was called "the war to end
    (...)  soldier having a haircut in a makeshift mountain barbershop on the Albanian front.
    (...)  with the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914....To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, I decided to
    (...)  killed nine million people. The photographs show wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, fighting in the
    (...)  all wars". Mr Marshall said: "I began colourising black and white photos professionally in 2014, coinciding
    (...)  November 11, 1918. The UK's Press Association issued the selection of 100 images from a century
    (...)  collate 100 images I've colourised in tribute to the men and women who lived through the
    (...)  ago. They were originally fading black and white images but have been painstakingly enhanced and
    (...)  nationalities, races and religions, as the entire world was affected by the war."
    1  ) New photographs have been released to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on

    Put the words in the right order

    1. the   been   have   to   Photographs   mark   centenary   .   released
    2. a   The   images   from   ago   .   selection   century   of
    3. fading   images   .   were   white   originally   They   and   black
    4. Armistice   the   to   signed   The   War   .   was   end
    5. mountain   makeshift   a   Having   in   haircut   barbershop   .   a
    6. to   something   commemorate   .   wanted   special   do   to   He
    7. the   centenary   outbreak   .   Coinciding   of   the   with
    8. centenary   the   WW1   .   of   end   Mark   of   the
    9. of   several   included   I   women   nationalities   .   and   men
    10. world   affected   entire   was   the   by   war   .   The

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    New photographs have been released to lark / mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. The UK's Press Association issued / issuance the selection of 100 images / imaging from a century ago. They were originally fading / fade black and white images but have been painful / painstakingly enhanced and recreated. They provide us with a clearer / clarity idea of what happened during and after the War, which killed nine million people. The photographs show winding / wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, fighting in the trenches / benches, and scenes in London after the day the Armistice was singed / signed to end the war. One shows a soldier having a haircut in a makeshift mountain barbershop on the Albanian front / back.

    A UK-based photo colouriser recreated / recreation the coloured photos. Tom Marshall told reporters he wanted to do some / something special to commemorate / commemoration the 100-year anniversary of World War 1, which at the moment / time was called "the war to end all wars". Mr Marshall said: "I began colourising black and white photos professionally / professional in 2014, coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak / breakup of WW1 in 1914....To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, I decided to collate / locate 100 images I've colourised in tribute at / to the men and women who lived through the war, and those who lost their lives." He added: "I included / inclusive men and women of several nationalities, races and religions, as the entirely / entire world was affected by the war."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    new photographs have been released to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war on november 11 1918 the uks press association issued the selection of 100 images from a century ago they were originally fading black and white images but have been painstakingly enhanced and recreated they provide us with a clearer idea of what happened during 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 after the day the armistice was signed to end the war one shows a soldier having a haircut in a makeshift mountain barbershop on the albanian front

    a ukbased photo colouriser recreated the coloured photos tom marshall told reporters he wanted to do something special to commemorate the 100year anniversary of world war 1 which at the time was called the war to end all wars mr marshall said i began colourising black and white photos professionally in 2014 coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak of ww1 in 1914to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war i decided to collate 100 images ive colourised 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"

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    Newphotographshavebeenreleasedtomarkthecentenaryoftheendof
    theFirstWorldWaronNovember11,1918.TheUK'sPressAssociationiss
    uedtheselectionof100imagesfromacenturyago.Theywereoriginallyf
    adingblackandwhiteimagesbuthavebeenpainstakinglyenhancedand
    recreated.Theyprovideuswithaclearerideaofwhathappenedduringa
    ndaftertheWar,whichkilledninemillionpeople.Thephotographsshow
    woundedsoldiers,prisonersofwar,fightinginthetrenches,andscenesi
    nLondonafterthedaytheArmisticewassignedtoendthewar.Oneshows
    asoldierhavingahaircutinamakeshiftmountainbarbershopontheAlba
    nianfront.AUK-basedphotocolouriserrecreatedthecolouredphotos.T
    omMarshalltoldreportershewantedtodosomethingspecialtocomme
    moratethe100-yearanniversaryofWorldWar1,whichatthetimewas
    called"thewartoendallwars".MrMarshallsaid:"Ibegancolourisingblac
    kandwhitephotosprofessionallyin2014,coincidingwiththecentenary
    oftheoutbreakofWW1in1914....Tomarkthecentenaryoftheendofthe
    FirstWorldWar,Idecidedtocollate100imagesI'vecolourisedintributet
    othemenandwomenwholivedthroughthewar,andthosewholosttheirl
    ives."Headded:"Iincludedmenandwomenofseveralnationalities,rac
    esandreligions,astheentireworldwasaffectedbythewar."

    Free writing

    Write about World War 1 for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There will never be another world war. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. WORLD WAR 1: Make a poster about World War 1. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. WAR: Write a magazine article about war. Include imaginary interviews with people who think there will never be another world war and with people who think there will be another world war.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on World War 1. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on war. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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