Who were the real Peaky Blinders?

Here you have an interesting video with questions to use in your English class 1 to 1

Type of activity: Video with questions for ESL teaching

Level: B1-B2

Duration of the video: 12:03


  1. What was Birmingham like in by the second half of 19th century?
  2. What caused the increase and raise of violent gangs?
  3. Why were kids recruited by the peaky blinders?
  4. Why did they wear those fancy caps?
  5. How does the show differ from reality?
  6. Describe what a “real” peaky blinder would wear
  7. Why was the way of dressing important?
  8. Were the Peaky Blinders that scary?