This is a reading comprehension passage to be used in conjunction with the 2003 documentary: The Fog of War.
It is intended for advanced adult classes and can be used as a way of introducing Robert McNamara, or it can be used after the students have watched the documentary as a focal point around which to base discussion. The film covers a great many important historical events which make it an ideal subject for discussion. However, I have also included the 'Eleven lessons' as these produce many more talking points making for a lively and engaging conversation class. Even with advanced students I would always recommend a) letting them have the film 1 week in advance of the class and b) ensuring that the copy you provide has English subtitles available- this last will assist your students greatly, increasing the amount of language they absorb and thereby allowing them to enjoy the film all the more.
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