Page 1

Worksheet 3a

In the trenches

Activity 1: Read the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ on page 38 of the Student’s t’s Book and decide whether the points below are true or false. Activity 2: Find evidence in the poem to support your true/false decision for each point. Add your evidence to the table below.

Points

True or false?

Evidence

The men in the trenches are tired.

The men in the trenches are healthy.

Gas is used as a pon in the weapon ches. trenches.

The gas is a yellow colour.

It was quiet in the trenches.

The poet, Wilfred Owen, thinks the saying ‘Dulce et decorum est/Pro patria mori’ is true.

Masterclass 3: ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ SMART ENGLISH PROGRESS IN AFs: READING AF2

© Smart Learning Ltd


Worksheet 3b

Poetry detectives

Activity: Read the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ on page 38 of the Student’s Book, then answer the questions below, making points and supporting the points with evidence. When you have finished, pass your worksheet to a partner who will decide whether you have achieved a Level 4 in each answer.

Question 1: What was the fighting in the trenches like? Make a point: Evidence from the text:

Question 2: What weapons were used in the trenches? Make a point: Evidence from the text:

Question 3: What do you find out about the men’s uniforms? Make a point: Evidence from the text:

Question 4: What does the poet say about the effect of gas on a soldier? Make a point: Evidence from the text:

Question 5: This poem is very critical of war. Do you agree? Make a point: Evidence from the text:

Masterclass 3: ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ SMART ENGLISH PROGRESS IN AFs: READING AF2

© Smart Learning Ltd

AF2 READING WS3  

AF2 READING

Advertisement