Language Assistants have mentioned that they are sometimes asked to give lesson about Shakespeare, and this lesson may be helpful in getting started planning a lesson on Shakespeare. In it, students do a quiz to find out how much they know about Shakespeare and his work, as well as a ‘find someone who’ activity. Students will work in pairs on an information gap reading, where they will also practise questions formation, and there is a speaking activity to get students talking about the world of theatre. Finally, students will try to match some famous Shakespeare quotes and discuss their meaning.
• To learn about Shakespeare
• To practise reading skills
• To practise question formation
• To develop speaking skills
Age group: 12- adult
Level: B1 / B2
Time: 60 minutes
Materials: Shakespeare Student worksheet, reading texts and lesson plan.
By: Jo Budden
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