Year 8

Churchill: Reading and rhetoric analysis to raise morale

Year 8

Churchill: Reading and rhetoric analysis to raise morale

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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will examine the opening of Winston Churchill's iconic 'we shall fight them on the beaches' speech, and consider how he used quite an unusual way of motivating his audience.

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6 Questions

Q1.
What is an appositive?
A noun to persuade a phrase within a sentence.
Correct answer: A phrase to describe or explain a noun within a sentence.
A phrase to persuade a noun within a sentence.
A sentence to describe or explain a noun within a phrase
Q2.
Winston Churchill did this when he left the Conservatives to join the Liberals:
Correct answer: 'crossed the floor'
'ran the floor'
'stood on the floor'
'walked the floor'
Q3.
Churchill's speech was made just after the famous evacuation at:
Dunbirk
Duncar
Correct answer: Dunkirk
Duntrain
Q4.
ignominious means:
Public fame
Public fear
Public praise
Correct answer: Public shame
Q5.
Using language, Churchill:
Exaggerates the danger for the enemy
Exaggerates the media
Correct answer: Exaggerates the threat of the enemy
Exaggerates the war
Q6.
Churchill doesn't motivate within the opening because he needs to:
Not spend a long time talking
Correct answer: Present the enemy as a significant challenge
Present the enemy as not really threatening
Think about what he says