• Watch "Little Nell" below.
  • Watch "Uriah Heap" below.
  • Watch "Oliver Twist" below.
  • Watch "Bill Sikes" below.
  • Watch "Nicholas Nickleby" below.
  • Level: B2/C1 +Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 90 minutesAims:To develop skills of reading for gist and detail.To practice producing humorous dialogues.Suggested timetable fit:
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 90 minutes Aims:
  • Watch "Ebenezer Scrooge" below.
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adults Timing: 90 minutes (plus homework)Aims:To develop students’ ability to understand detail.To encourage students to appreciate characterisation in a piece of creative writing.For students to reveal character in...
  • Watch "Dickens and London" below.
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 60 minutes Aims:
  • Level: B2/C1 +Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 90 minutes (plus homework)Aims:
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 60 minutes (as a lesson)/ 90 minutes (as a teacher training session)Aims:
  • Level: B1+Age group: Older teens/adults Timing: 60 mins approxAims:To encourage students to use existing knowledge in deducing meaning from textual context.For students to practise listening for detail.    For students to practice expressing meaning...
  • Watch our video about Miss Havisham - and watch out for activities for you to use with it, coming soon!
  • Level: B2 - C1Time: 90 - 120 minutesAims:
  • Lesson type: reading (with writing extension)Level: Pre-Intermediate/low IntermediateTime: 60 minutes, plus homework.  Writing can be extended into subsequent lessons.Aims:To practise skills of reading for gist, reading for detail, and understanding...
  • Level: B1.  (Recommended for legal English course, but can be used for other professionals or adult general English class.)Time: 90 minutesAims:
  • Level: B2+Age group: Teens/adults who enjoy creative writingTiming: 90 mins approxAims:To encourage students to engage with and speculate about a literary text, and to turn that speculation into accurate writingFor students to practise reading for...
  • Level: B2+Age group: Teens/adults who enjoy creative writingTiming: 90 mins approxAims:For students to understand how stylistic choices can influence meaning, and practise making such choices in their own workFor students to practise reading for...