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

This lesson encourages an exploration of how the meaning of the word ‘tragedy’ has evolved since Shakespeare’s time. It provides students...

This lesson aims to introduce students to the historical and religious context of Shakespeare’s England through exploring the...

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

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

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

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

This lesson is based around the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It...

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

According to linguist David Crystal, only 5 to 10 per cent of Shakespearean English is different from modern English. However, even that...

Students will have the opportunity to find out more about Shakespeare’s private life and will role-play the main characters of his...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shakespeare's idioms: Lesson 1

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

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Shakespeare and tragedy
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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Disguise and deception

This lesson aims to introduce students to the historical and religious context of Shakespeare’s England through exploring the...

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Women in Shakespeare's plays

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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Such Tweet Sorrow

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

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Macbeth

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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Plays and plots

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

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Shakespeare and love: Romeo and Juliet

This lesson is based around the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It...

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Shakespeare and comedy

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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Shakespeare's language
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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Shakespeare’s daughter

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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Shakespearean problems

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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The life of Shakespeare

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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King Lear

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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Crime and punishment in Shakespeare's time

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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Othello

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

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Shakespeare and his family

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...