(Level: Intermediate / B1 to B2 / ** to ***)
|Gold Beach on D-Day|
Picture credit: wikipedia.org
It was a very emotional moment for the veterans who came back to Normandy to remember the comrades they had lost nearly a whole lifetime ago.
Among them was Tony Colgan who brought his grandson Anthony with him on a poignant trip to the places that were to define his whole life.
|D-Day map credit: BBC|
The following words and phrases could be useful:
It was all hell breaking loose...: a situation becoming terribly violent and noisy C'était l'enfer (qui s'abattait sur nous)
the toll (of the wounded and the dead): number of losses (because of a battle, war...) les pertes / le nombre de blessés et de morts
|Tony and his grandson at the Bayeux Cemetery|
Photo credit: BBC
Decide whether the following utterances are true or false.
Justify all your answers!
- Tony came back to Normandy for the first time in 70 years.
- He came with his grandson because he wanted to show him the beach he had landed on on 6 June 1944.
- He never thought he could die.
- Most men from Tony's unit fell on D-Day.
- Anthony's promise was that such cruel events would never happen again.
You can also watch the video on the BBC site by clicking HERE
When you are finished, you can check your answers