This lesson is about Shakespeare’s play King Lear. It provides students with a summary of the plot of through text and cartoon strip. Due to the complexities of the story, the class is divided in half for most of the lesson so students work in small groups on the either events of King Lear’s family or Gloucester’s family and then share their information to create the whole picture.

Topic: Shakespeare’s King Lear

Level: A2

Time: 90 minutes

Aims

  • To develop students’ ability to compare preferences
  • To develop students’ ability to retell a complex story
  • To introduce students to the plot of Shakespeare’s King Lear

Materials:

  • Story Pictures A and B
  • Student worksheets A and B
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