Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd December

The Christmas truce.

Rob and Finn talk about an extraordinary event on Christmas Day which happened one hundred years ago. English and German soldiers fighting each other during World War One left their positions to sing together and play football. Listen to the conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

This week’s question:

People didn’t have email in the early 20th century so they wrote lots of letters. How many letters were delivered to the front – the place where the fighting happened – every week? Were there:

a) One million

b) Five million

c) Twelve million

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.