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Week 3: 4th May

VE Day

Comprehension 1 


V.E. Day Comp


Use the article below to answer the following questions.

  1. Name three ways in which the end of the war was celebrated?
  2. Explain why the author writes that 'it was a day of mixed emotions'?
  3. Who were the:
    a) Allies?
    b) Axis Powers?
  4. Why did Japan enter World War Two? When did the war end in the Far East?
  5. Find and copy the word which suggests lots of people headed to London.
  6. How do you know that some evacuees found their new lives exciting?]
  7. Look at the section Preparing for the Party. How did the Government make sure the celebrations would be extraordinary?
  8. How many services were at St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the end of the war? Why were there so many?
  9. Why was it so important that famous buildings across London were lit up on V.E. Day? Explain your answer using evidence from the text.
  10. How did the palace ensure that the Queen was safe during the celebrations?

Comp 2



Below you will find a document containing differentiated comprehensions on V.E. Day. They range from 1 star (less complex) to 3 star (more complex). Do the one which you think would be best for you, whether you want a challenge or to just practise. 

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