This lesson looks at John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields. It provides students with practice of reading and analysing a poem, with a specific focus on interpretation of meaning and rhyme and rhythm.

Topic: World War I poetry

Level: B1 / B2

Time: 90 minutes


  • To introduce students to the poetry of World War I.
  • To develop students’ vocabulary relating to World War I and poetic devices.
  • To give practice of reading aloud, memorising and retaining information, speaking clearly to others, analysing poetry.

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