The Christmas truce
The Christmas Truce of 1914 is widely seen as one of the very few uplifting moments in the futility of the First World War. In this lesson, students will learn about the truce through listening to a podcast of the stories of soldiers who experienced it. After listening to this podcast, students will focus on the speakers’ use of narrative tenses and will go on to write a diary entry from the perspective of a WWI soldier. At Christmas 1914, there were a series of unofficial truces in no-man’s land. soldiers met between the trenches, talked, exchanged souvenirs and even played football. This is a photo of soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment talking happily with men from the 134th Saxon Regiment on Boxing Day. © IWM (HU 35801) You can access the podcast by clicking on the link below: Topic: The Christmas Truce during World War I Level: B2 Time: 90 minutes Aims: Copyright - please read All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only.
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