This Essential UK lesson plan is part of a series of four entitled Destination UK. They look at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. This one gives learners an insight into life in Northern Ireland. Task 1 is to designed to help clarify the confusion that students often face between exactly what the difference is between Great Britain, the UK and the British Isles. Task 2 is a simple true or false activity and Task 3 is a reading about life in Northern Ireland. Task 4 looks at some local language and Task 5 is based on the national dish of the country, the Ulster Fry. Task 6 looks at some traditional jokes based on the famous ‘Irishman, Englishman, Scotsman and Welshman’ concept.
Topic: Northern Ireland
• To review terminology for describing the UK.
• To practise reading skills.
• To practise question formation.
• To learn some local expressions.
• To practise speaking about food and culture.
Age group: 12 - adult
Level: B1 - B2
Time: 60 minutes
Materials: Destination UK – Northern Ireland student worksheet and reading texts.
By: Jo Budden
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