Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
INFO

Lingua inglese

The War Poets: historical context
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Very few young men volunteered for military service in WWI.
B: The conflict was considered an adventure to be faced for noble ends.
C: British soldiers felt very proud of themselves after the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
D: Life in the trenches was hard because the soldiers had to endure rain, mud and rats as well as decaying bodies, bombings and poison gas.
E: Many common soldiers improvised sophisticated and refined verses, which people in the cities enjoyed reading.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
1

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen
The following features refer either to Rupert Brooke or to Wilfred Owen. Choose the correct alternative.
A: In his poems the soldier's mood is romantic.
B: In his poems the soldier's mood is disenchanted.
C: He condemned the war.
D: He idealised the war.
E: His imagery is drawn from nature and private feelings.
F: His imagery is nightmarish.
G: His message is that dying at war brings glory.
H: His message is that war and patriotism are deceitful.
Domande in serieDomande in serie
3

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

The War Poets: main features
Read the text below and find the four mistakes in it.

The War Poets were a group of workers who fought as volunteers in the Great War. In most cases they died in battle. These poets represented modern warfare in a realistic and conventional way, making people living comfortably at home aware of the horrors of the war. Their poems were considered traditional because, since their subject matter did not match with the twentieth-century poetic conventions, they had to find new forms of expression.
Trova erroreTrova errore
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Rupert Brooke: life
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Robert Brooke was educated at ________, where his father was a master.
2. He went to King's College, ________.
3. He became popular for his ________.
4. He was in contact with literary circles like the ________ Group.
5. He joined the war early, but died soon after, in April ________, from blood poisoning.
6. He died on the ________ Sea.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Rupert Brooke: works
Complete the text with the words below.

1. Brooke became famous for the five sonnets of 1914, based on the idea that war is clean and ________.
2. His poetry was characterised by an ________ about the war, which made him believe that the only thing that suffers is the body.
3. He saw death as a ________.
4. His poems were traditional in form and in their ________ attitude, which distinguished his work from that of the other War Poets.
5. His war sonnets were published when he died and made him hugely ________.
6. He became a new symbol of the 'young romantic ________'.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
3

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Rupert Brooke: The Soldier
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: This poem is noted for the story it tells.
B: Thanks to this poem, Brooke became a favourite poet among the young people of his generation.
C: This poem was published in 1918.
D: Structurally, the poem is a Petrarchan sonnet.
E: The tone of the poem is matter-of-fact and narrative.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Rupert Brooke: The Soldier
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The speaker
A: seems afraid of death.
B: says his grave will be in another country.
C: claims that his dead body will enrich the soil where it is buried because it will become dust.
D: views England as a parent who gave him life and brought him up.
E: emphasises the rudeness of the English people.
F: regards death in battle as a terrible shame.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Wilfred Owen: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Wilfred Owen worked as a teacher of ________ in France.
2. He visited a hospital for the ________ and, in 1915, decided to return to England and enlist.
3. In ________ he was sent to the French front.
4. He was injured and sent to a military hospital in Edinburgh to recover from ________ shock.
5. He met Siegfried ________, who encouraged him to continue to write.
6. He returned to the front in August 1918 and was killed in a ________ machine gun attack just before the armistice.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The verbs in the ________ stanza describe slow, weary movements due to physical exhaustion.
2. There are similes describing the soldiers during the ________ and the poet's dying friend.
3. Some images belong to the world of the ________, and to that of suffering and disease.
4. There are a few metaphors conveying the nightmare of ________.
5. The poet uses bitter ________ to underline that there is nothing noble or honourable in war.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est
Put the following sentences related to the poem's stanzas in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 4.

________ The sight of the dying friend returns in the poet's dreams.
________ The soldiers are retreating towards the trenches; they are tired and scared, they cough and are made blind and deaf as a result of the gas shells.
________ The poet describes his friend's horrible death from chemical warfare and conveys the message of the poem.
________ The poet describes a gas attack: the men try to put on their masks in the green light and the poet's friend is wounded.

Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza