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


1. When was the First World War in Europe?

2. When was the Second World War?

3. How many people were killed during these wars?

4. When was the first initiative taken towards forming a European Union?

5. How many countries were involved at the beginning?

6. How many countries are in the European Union today?

7. What do these countries try to do?

8. Which of the following issues is NOT mentioned on the video?

9. Why is it difficult for the EU to come to agreements?

10. What was the original goal of the European Union?

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1. Work in small groups. Each of you represents a different country. First, do the following individually:

- Think of a name for your country.

- Note down your country's opinions about:

a) A common currency.

b) The environment.

c) Regulations for going from one country to another (e.g. passport, ID card, nothing).

In your groups, discuss the issues above and try to come to agreements.

2. Present your ideas to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups' ideas and make notes.

4. Vote on the best agreements.


Think about the following questions:

- What are the good things about your school?

- What are the bad things?

- If you could, what changes would you make?

Write about 100 words explaining your ideas.

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