It provides students with the opportunity to listen to authentic recordings of two First World War soldiers describing life in the trenches, and to read a diary extract describing a typical day in the trenches.
You will need to access the podcast episode Voices of the First World War: Trench Life for this lesson. The extract used starts at 9 minutes 17 seconds and ends at 10 minutes 29 seconds
Topic: Daily life in the trenches
Time: 70 minutes
- To develop students’ ability to listen for detail
- To develop students’ ability to read for gist and detail
- To give practice of verb patterns