This lesson is about Dorothy Lawrence, a British woman who disguised herself as a man and travelled to the front line during the First World War, where she worked as a soldier before her capture and arrest. It provides students with practice of reading for detail, summarising, discussion, role play and writing a newspaper article.  

Topic: Dorothy Lawrence: the only woman to go to the front line in the First World War

Level: B2/C1

Time: 90 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to read and summarise text
  • To give practice of role playing an interview
  • To give practice of writing an article


  • PowerPoint Presentation 
  • Student worksheets 




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