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This lesson teaches idioms which were all used or invented by Shakespeare. It uses specially created illustrations to show the...

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This lesson encourages an exploration of how the meaning of the word ‘tragedy’ has evolved since Shakespeare’s time. It provides students...
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This lesson aims to introduce students to the historical and religious context of Shakespeare’s England through exploring the theme of...

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This lesson examines the role of women in Shakespeare’s day (16th/17th century), and compares this with the roles and characters of some...

Such Tweet Sorrow
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This lesson is about a performance of Romeo and Juliet carried out entirely on Twitter, using 140-character messages...

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This lesson will introduce students to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays: Macbeth. It will focus in particular on the character of...

Masks of comedy and tragedy
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This lesson provides an introduction to plays and plots. It explores the differences between plays and films with a reading...

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This lesson is based around the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It looks at the themes and language that...

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This lesson provides students with an introduction to the features of Shakespearean comedy, highlighting the similarities between what...

Shakespeare's language
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According to linguist David Crystal, only 5 to 10 per cent of Shakespearean English is different from modern English. However, even that...
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Students will have the opportunity to find out more about Shakespeare’s private life and will role-play the main characters of his...

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This lesson provides students with the opportunity to learn about some of Shakespeare’s best known characters and story lines in...

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This lesson is about Shakespeare’s life. It provides students with an insight into the major events of his life, with a focus on...

King Lear and Cordelia
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This lesson is about Shakespeare’s play King Lear. It provides students with a summary of the plot of through text and cartoon strip....

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This lesson focuses on crime and punishment in Shakespeare’s time. It aims to develop students' topic-related vocabulary by introducing...

Othello
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This lesson uses Othello to explore early modern and contemporary attitudes to race and gives students supported practice in analysing...

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This lesson is about Shakespeare’s family. It provides students with an insight into his family background with a focus on use of the...

  • Topic: Shakespeare’s Idioms: Lesson 1Level: B2Time: 70 minutesAims:• To introduce five commonly used idioms that can be found in Shakespeare’s works• To give students practice in reading and understanding the idioms in everyday contexts• To...
  •  Topic: ShakespeareLevel: B2 / C1 Time: 70 minutesAims:• To develop students’ ability to read for information• To build students’ knowledge of lexis related to tragedy • To develop students’ awareness of the features of Shakespearean tragedy 
  • Topic: Disguise and deception in Shakespeare’s England Level: B2 Time: 80 minutes Aims: To develop students’ ability to read a text for gist and detailTo develop students’ understanding of (and extend their vocabulary relating to)...
  • Topic:  The role of women in the times and works of Shakespeare Level:  B2Time:  90 minutes Aims:To develop students’ reading and speaking skillsTo develop students’ vocabulary (adjectives of personality)To increase students’ familiarity with...
  • Topic: Shakespeare’s Romeo and JulietLevel: B2   Time: 60 minutes Aims:To develop students’ ability to scan for specific informationTo develop students’ vocabulary to talk about technology (specifically social media) and theatre and performanceTo...
  • Topic: Persuasive language in Shakespeare’s MacbethLevel: C1/C2 Time: 90 minutesAims:To build on students’ knowledge of character adjectivesTo develop students’ awareness of persuasive techniques (such as flattery, reassurance, put-down,...
  • Topics: Differences between plays and films; plots and emotions Level: B2 Time: 90 minutes Aims:to improve speaking and reading skillsto teach/revise vocabulary for stage plays and emotionsto encourage students to think about what goes into a...
  • Topic:   The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet Level:   B2+ Time:    90 minutes Aims:
  • Topic:   Shakespeare Level:   B2+ Time:    90 minutes Aims: To develop students’ ability to identify and use topic sentencesTo develop students’ knowledge of comedy and humour-related lexisTo develop students’ awareness of the features of...
  • Students will also learn some common vocabulary items and use their knowledge to ‘translate’ Shakespeare into modern-day English, as well as attempting to write in Shakespearean language themselves.Topic: Archaic Language in Shakespeare’s worksLevel...
  • Topic: the mystery of Shakespeare’s personal life and relations with his familyLevel: B2Time: 90 minutesAimsTo give practice of comprehensive reading and deducing the meaning of phrases from the contextTo develop students’ speaking skills for having...
  • Topic: Shakespearean problemsLevel: A2Time: 60 minutesAimsTo develop students’ ability to give advice in EnglishTo give students practice in working out the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by contextTo introduce students to some well-known...
  • Topic: The life of ShakespeareLevel: A2Time: 80 minutesAimsTo develop students’ ability to read for detail, read aloud, transcribe dictated text, ask and answer questionsTo develop students’ vocabulary of life eventsTo give practice with reading,...
  • Topic: Shakespeare’s King LearLevel: A2Time: 90 minutesAimsTo develop students’ ability to compare preferencesTo develop students’ ability to retell a complex storyTo introduce students to the plot of Shakespeare’s King LearMaterials:Story Pictures...
  • Topic: Crime and punishment in Shakespeare’s timeLevel: B1/B2Time: 80 minutesAims: To develop students’ vocabulary associated with crime and punishmentTo give students practice of speaking (presenting an argument)To develop students’ awareness...
  • Topic: Shakespeare: Race in OthelloLevel: C2Time: 2 hoursAims To develop students’ ability to read and analyse Shakespearean language.To give practice in summarising an argument and using persuasive language in spoken and written form.To...
  • Topic: Shakespeare and his familyLevel: A1Time: 45 minutesAims To develop students’ ability to ask and answer questions orallyTo develop students’ vocabulary of family membersTo give practice of reading, writing, listening and speaking using the...