Walter Tull: the UK's first black army officer

A reading comprehension and writing activity at L1/L2 and at E3 on Walter Tull, one of England’s first black professional footballers and the UK’s first black army officer. He has an inspiring story and was killed in action in France 100 years ago (March 25, 1918). David Lammy MP is calling for his Military Cross to be awarded posthumously as an inspiration to others. Plenty of possibilities for speaking and listening discussions around the topic.

Editor's note

Fully mapped to the new 2018 Functional English content which comes into effect September 2019. E3 Writing task is a letter, L1-2 task is a newspaper article. Most reading questions are finding main points or detail but there are also some questions on language features.

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2 x 7 page PDF files
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