Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
THE HOMAGE TO CATALONIA examines the Spanish Civil War in the in the mid Thirties.
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the book.
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about George Orwell? What can the students tell about the book by looking at its cover and reading the title? What do the students expect from the novel? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. With the students look at the questions that Orwell asks in the opening chapter. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions Orwell poses. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pairs and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes compare the student's ideas and for each one ask what will have to happen in the story for these answers to come true.
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