This lesson is about two brothers, one a soldier who fought in the Battle of the Somme, the other a conscientious objector who was imprisoned for his refusal to do any work that supported the war effort. Students read some background about the brothers, do a jigsaw reading about their experiences during the war and then role play a newspaper interview with one or both of the brothers.

The Brocklesby brothers

Topic: The very different experiences of two brothers in the First World War – one as a soldier and the other as a conscientious objector

Level: B1

Time: 60–75 minutes

Aims:

  • To develop students’ ability to read for detail
  • To develop students’ ability to listen for detail
  • To provide speaking practice through a role play interview with a journalist

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