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Carapace

A young Sri Lankan woman needs some advice. Her mother wants her to marry a rich man that she has never met, but what does her boyfriend think?

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Fairy tales; not just for kids

What do you remember about Snow White or The Three Little Pigs? In this lesson, students talk about well-known stories. They revise story telling vocabulary and then plan and write a fairy tale.

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Dream School

British kids are having problems at school. In this lesson, students read about a TV chef who wants to improve education in Britain. They invent their ideal school and then present their ideas to their classmates.

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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot is the story of a boy from a coal mining family who decides to be a ballet dancer. His decision causes, perhaps predictably, a great deal of family controversy. The novel by Melvin Burgess is based on the film of the same name.

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Orange Juice

Children’s laureate Michael Rosen has a way of presenting vexing questions in verse.  In ‘Orange Juice’ the voice of a youngster is heard wondering how to get revenge on the thief who keeps stealing the orange juice left on the doorstep each morning by the milkman.

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Journey to Jo'burg

The background of the story is South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo’burg to try to find their mother who is needed back in the family village.

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Revision activities

On this page you will find lots of ideas for classroom activities to help your students with revision.

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Coming Home

This BritLit kit is the first of an experimental kind in which video, audio and text are all used to create the full narrative; in fact, all three media need to be used for the story to be told.

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An Interview with Sir Peter

This activity is based on the real story of Merhan Karimi Nasseri, who found himself unable to leave Charles de Gaulle airport in France, but became a popular subject for TV and newspaper interviews. It is a pair-work speaking, listening, reading and writing exercise for students who are at a good intermediate level or above.

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Bend it like Beckham

'Bend it like Beckham' is better known as a film, but Nharinder Dhami's book of the same name follows the film faithfully, even reproducing some of the dialogue. The materials in this kit are based on the pivotal Chapter 7 of the book, and also make reference to the film.

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