Migration and the First World War

This lesson is about migration during the First World War. It provides students with information about where, why and when people migrated. It allows students the opportunity to compare migration trends around the War with today.

As the German Army advanced through Belgium in August 1914, tens of thousands of civilian refugees left their homes to escape the war. Over 1 million fled the country, many to the Netherlands, including these people leaving Antwerp at the beginning of October. Others made their way to France and Britain. © IWM (HU 52449)
Topic: Migration during the First World War; migration nowadays
Level: B2
Time: approximately 70 minutes
  • To develop students’ ability to listen for gist and specific information
  • To provide practice at listening to a lecture extract and taking notes

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