WHAT IS THE BERLIN WALL?

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

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1. Where was the Berlin Wall built?

2. When did the Second World War end?

3. Which country controlled East Germany?

4. Which part of Germany was under communist rule?

5. Who was the communist leader?

6. What kind of political regime was there in the German Democratic Republic?

7. When was the Berlin Wall built?

8. Who built it?

9. Why?

10. When was the wall destroyed?

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SPEAKING

1. Work in small groups. You live in a nice house with a big garden. Your neighbour wants to build a high wall between his garden and yours to stop your cats from going into his garden. You don't like the idea at all. Think of arguments and alternatives to persuade him not to build the wall.

2. Present your arguments to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups' arguments.

4. Vote for the best argument.

WRITING

Work in small groups.

A number of walls have been built during the history of mankind. Investigate and prepare a presentation on one of them. Here are some ideas but you can choose any wall you like.

- The Great Wall of China.

- The West Wall, Jerusalem.

- The Walls of Troy, Turkey.

- Hadrian's Wall, England.

- The Walls of Ston, Croatia.

Warning! Do not copy information from the internet. Write your presentation in your own words and make it more fun! You should include photos and/or drawings too to make your presentation more interesting for the class.

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