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Secondary 1, English, Worksheet 3 – tbc

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a) Secondary 1, English, Worksheet 3, Section B, Comprehension and Vocabulary, Part 2, Q1
b) Secondary 1, English, Worksheet 3, Section B, Summary, Part 3
c) Secondary 1, English, Worksheet 3, Section B, Comprehension and Vocabulary, Part 1 (Q1-Q10)


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Title: The Battle of Britain

In June 1940, Nazi Germany seemed to be on the verge of conquering the whole of Europe. Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and even mighty France, who had resisted and eventually defeated Germany in the First World War, had fallen to the German army. Only Britain remained undefeated. The English Channel, 22 miles wide at its narrowest point, prevented the victorious German tanks from defeating the British

However, this natural barrier seemed to provide only temporary relief. The German airforce, or Luftwaffe, was making preparations to destroy the Royal Air Force (or RAF) and provide the air cover necessary for an invasion fleet to cross the Channel. On August 19, code-named by the Germans Eagle Day, the Luftwaffe began a series of massive air attacks on British airfields. Day after day, large fleets of German Dornier and Heinkel bombers roared over the English countryside, escorted by Messerschmitt fighters. They were intercepted by RAF Spitfire and Hurricane fighters. Although the RAF inflicted heavy losses on the Germans, the continual destruction of fighter bases and aircraft factories in Britain began to wear down the RAF. The British began to lose heart as they watched the seemingly invincible bombers roam overhead.

Then a fortunate turn of events caused the Germans to change their strategy. On the night of August 23, German bombs accidentally fell on London, the British capital. The British immediately started to bomb Berlin and other German cities in retaliation. The German leader, Adolf Hitler, was furious. He ordered the Luftwaffe to switch their bombing efforts onto just one target: London. On September 7, a huge fleet of bombers hit the East End in London, setting it ablaze. Many other parts of the city were also hit and severely damaged. Even the British Prime Minister’s residence was hit. However, the change in German tactics allowed the RAF to recover. The British repaired their damaged base and factories and on September 15, they inflicted such high losses on the Luftwaffe that four days later, Hitler ordered the invasion of Britain to be postponed indefinitely. In effect, the plan had been cancelled.

Although German bombers continued to make night raids on British cities, the Battle of Britain was over. Nazi Germany had suffered its first defeat.