• Topic: Poetry about the Magna CartaLevel: B2 Time: 75 minutes + 20 minutes for the optional haiku activity Aims:To improve pronunciation through rhyme and rhythm activitiesTo use descriptive language to write short poems (haikus)To analyse poetry...
  •  Topic: English society in the Middle AgesLevel: B2Time: 55 minutesAims:to develop students’ negotiation skillsto develop students’ awareness of some of the problems faced by people living in the 1200s. 
  • Topic:  Events leading up to the Magna CartaLevel:   A2/B1 Time:   60–90 minutes Aims: To develop students’ vocabulary to describe character To develop students’ ability to pick out specific information while listeningTo provide...
  • Topic: Two London festivals: The Lord Mayor’s Show and Notting Hill Carnival        Level: A2 Time: 50–60 minutesAims: To develop students’ ability to read about and describe special eventsTo develop students’ vocabulary relating to...
  • Topic:   The English towns associated with the Magna CartaLevel:   B1/B2   Time:   60–90 mins (plus 30 minutes if writing task 5 is completed in class) Aims: To develop students’ ability to read a variety of text styles To develop...
  • Topic: English history: the Middle Ages and the Magna CartaLevel: A2Time: 45–60 minutesAims:• To develop students’ fluency through a jigsaw reading and speaking task• To develop students’ vocabulary to talk about key historical events – battle, tax...
  • Topic: The origins of the English ParliamentLevel: B2 / C1Time: 1 hourAims:To develop students’ ability to read a historical text.To familiarise students with the historical origins of the parliamentary system in Britain.MaterialsPowerPoint slides...
  • Topic: The British Parliament: A journey of a bill into a lawLevel: B2/upper-intermediateTime: 1h (60 min)Aims:To develop students’ ability to listen to and extract information from a video clipTo practise students’ speaking skills for giving...
  • Topic: Looking at the process of parchment making and scribingLevel: B1Time: 90 minutesAimsTo provide practice of proofreading.To develop students’ ability to write letters of application.To practise interview skills.To give students practice of...
  • The lesson examines one of the key clauses of the Magna Carta, still part of English law today, and provides students with the concepts and language required to take part in a debate on rights and freedoms.The quotation from the Magna Carta used in...
  • Students look in detail at some useful collocations and vocab in this topic, then participate in a role play.Topic: PoliticsLevel: B2/C1Time: 90 minsAims:To develop students’ ability to listen to a series of differing views on a single topic....
  • The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament © Parliament Education ServiceThe lesson will provide opportunities for students to express their own views and will finish with a discussion on bringing democracy into the classroom.Topic: Democracy...
  • The lesson provides students with the opportunity to watch two British politicians (Baroness Hamwee and Baroness Royall) discussing issues relating to personal freedoms. The videos can be accessed from the Parliament website:Video 1: http://www....
  • The lesson provides students with information about the sealing of the Magna Carta and lists ten promises that King John broke. It allows students to identify and use ‘will’ for promises.Topic: The Magna CartaLevel: A2/B1 Time: 60 - 90...
  • In the lesson, students will watch the beginning of a short film entitled General Election Explained, which should be used to spark debate and provide background knowledge.They will consider why it is important to vote and discuss the reasons why...
  • The listening and reading sections have some challenging vocabulary, which students are encouraged to use in the later speaking activities.Topic: English society at the time of the Magna CartaLevel: B1 Time: 90 minutesAims To develop students...