• Topic: The main events of the First World WarLevel:  B2/IntermediateTime:  60–80 minutesAims: To develop students’ ability to read for gist and detail To give practice of war-related vocabulary To develop students’ knowledge about the main...
  • Topic:   advances in military technology during the First World WarLevel:   B2Time:    60 minutesAims: to develop students’ ability to make notes in order to present ideas to a group to give practice of speaking and listening skills...
  • Topic: Morality in the First World WarLevel: B2Time: 75 minutesAims:• To develop students’ ability to argue for and against• To develop students’ ability to contrast different ideas• To give practice of speed reading. 
  • The podcast can be accessed from http://www.1914.org/podcasts/podcast-20-trench-life/; the extract used is from -11.16 to -10.02. A French wiring party in a section of trench in the Argonne © IWM (Q 53490) Topic: Daily life in the trenchesLevel: B2...
  • The podcast is from the Imperial War Museum’s series of podcasts ‘Voices of the First World War’ and can be accessed from the First World War Centenary site: http://www.1914.org/podcasts/podcast-12-zeppelins-over-britain/Only a small section of the...
  • The texts are based closely on authentic eyewitness accounts of the outbreak of war in 1914 from the Imperial War Museum’s collection of podcasts: http://www.1914.org/podcasts/podcast-2-outbreak-4-august-1914-2/.Austria-Hungary began mobilizing its...
  • Topic: The very different experiences of two brothers in the First World War – one as a soldier and the other as a conscientious objectorLevel: B1Time: 60–75 minutesAims:To develop students’ ability to read for detailTo develop students’ ability to...
  • 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...
  • Students will start by looking at some First World War recruitment posters, like the one to the right, which men like Frederick Wade would have seen. The students will also have a group discussion about patriotism in the present day.© IWM (Art.IWM...
  • By the middle of the war, it was increasingly difficult to maintain the Army’s front-line strength.  To release soldiers to fight, the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in March 1917 to do jobs like cooking, driving and clerical work which had...
  •  Troops of the West Indies Regiment cleaning their rifles on the Albert - Amiens road, September 1916. © IWM (Q 1201)Topic: The role and lives of Afro-Caribbean soldiers during the First World WarLevel: B1Time: 60 minutesAimsTo develop students...
  • Topic: Letter writing and censorship during the First World WarLevel: A2Time: 80 minutesAimsTo develop students’ reading and discussion skillsTo give practice of present simple and present continuousTo introduce the concept of censorship during...
  • Topic: Dorothy Lawrence: the only woman to go to the front line in the First World WarLevel: B2/C1Time: 90 minutesAimsTo develop students’ ability to read and summarise textTo give practice of role playing an interviewTo give practice of...
  • French reservists in Paris are mobilised and leave the Gare du Nord. © IWM (Q 81852) Topic: Numbers and the First World WarLevel: A2Time: 1 hour 15 minutesAimsTo develop students’ knowledge of big numbers in EnglishTo give practice opportunities to...
  • Topic: First World War Poetry: Exposure by Wilfred OwenLevel: C2Time: 2 hoursAims:To develop students’ ability to read and discuss poetry.To give practice of identifying language features in poetry.To develop vocabulary associated with war...
  • These British reservists of the Grenadier Guards are reporting for their medical inspections on the day after Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914. © IWM (Q 67397) Topic: How people tried to be excused from military service in World...
  • Topic: World War I poetryLevel: B1 / B2Time: 90 minutesAims:To introduce students to the poetry of World War I.To develop students’ vocabulary relating to World War I and poetic devices.To give practice of reading aloud, memorising and retaining...