Romeo and Juliet is one of a series of lesson plans to accompany the short animated videos of six of Shakespeare's plays on LearnEnglish Kids.

Rachael Ro


In this lesson plan, which can be delivered as a 45-minute lesson or as shorter segments over three lessons, learners will be introduced to the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet through a short animated video. They will watch the video and complete comprehension activities, and then will be guided to think about and discuss the idea of 'family feuds' from the play. Finally learners will develop their speaking skills by role playing a situation where two friends have done something mean to each other.


  • Learners will develop strategies for watching and understanding a short video based on the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.
  • Learners will develop comprehension and speaking skills by discussing ideas from the play.
  • Learners will develop speaking skills through a personalised speaking activity based on an element from the play.


Older primary (9–11 years)


1 x 45-minute lesson or three shorter segments


The lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below. 

The Romeo and Juliet video, worksheet and other materials can be accessed here:

The Shakespeare extension activities for kids can be accessed here:



Hello . I like the videos very much but can I download them to use in my classroom ? or how can I do that ?

Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately the videos on our sites cannot be downloaded to your own computer, but can be accessed online.

TE team

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