This Essential UK lesson plan is part 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 England.
Task 1 is a guided visualisation to find out what students think of when they think of London. Task 2 asks students to think about what they consider to be English icons and to think about icons that represent their own country. Task 3 is a simple gap fill for students to complete with statistics about England. Task 4 is a reading from the British Council’s UK in Focus website and Task 5 is a fun activity based on Cockney Rhyming Slang. Task 6 needs a map of England and asks students to plot cities and locate some famous landmarks.
As with all of the Destination UK lessons, try to make use of your students who have visited the country and can share information with the group. The lesson can also be a springboard to go onto exploring traditions and cultural differences between the UK and the country you are working in.
• To visualise and then write about a trip to London
• To practise speaking in a discussion about icons
• To practise reading skills
• To learn rhyming slang and write a short dialogue
Age group: 12 - adult
Level: B1 - B2
Time: 60 minutes
Materials: Destination UK – England student worksheet.
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