Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.


1. According to the video, why do countries or groups form alliances?

2. When did World War I start?

3. How long did World War II last?

4. Why were these wars called "world wars"?

5. How many people died in World War I?

6. Which country was not a French colony at the time of World War I?

7. When did World War I end?

8. When did World War II start?

9. How many people were killed in World War II?

10. How many countries joined together to create the United Nations in 1945?

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1. Work in small groups. Although there is little danger of wars in Europe today, what other problems are there? Make a list of your ideas. If you have solutions for any of these problems, note them down.

2. Present your ideas to the class.

3. As a class, decide what the most serious problems are. How could they be resolved?


Do you ever watch war or spy films or play video games about wars or spies? Write about 150 words on one of the following topics:

- A film or video game which involves wars or spies.

- A spy story you have read.

- Would you like to be a spy? Why? / Why not?

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