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Life in the trenches

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This lesson is about daily life in the trenches during the First World War.

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

Level: B2

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
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