You are here

A Boyhood Home

Average: 3.9 (22 votes)

This lesson consists of two texts which explore the relationships between buildings and famous people who lived in them.

The texts here focus on John Lennon and ‘Mendips’ where he grew up. The first describes the work of The National Trust on a ‘mystery house’ in Liverpool.

Topic: The National Trust, the restoration of John Lennon’s childhood home and the life of Lennon

• to develop reading skills
• To practise speaking about past memories and life histories
• To review past tenses

Cross curricular links: History, Music, Cultural Studies.
Age group: teens

Level: B2

Time: 60 – 90 minutes minutes

Materials: A boyhood home lesson plan and student worksheet

Copyright – Please read

All the materials on these pages are free and available for you to download and copy for educational use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place these materials on any other web site without written permission from the BBC and British Council. If you have any questions about the use of these materials, please e-mail

Language level
Language Level: 
Upper intermediate: B2