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.

      Lawrence comes home early from school one day and finds his mother with a man other than his father. What is he to do?

      Average: 4.1 (47 votes)

      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.

      Time: at least an hour.    Topic

      Average: 2.8 (24 votes)

      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.

      This is a revised and considerably shortened version of the original 2004 kit. The wealth of additional materials from the original kit has not been lost, however, and is contained in a <

      Average: 3.8 (115 votes)

      Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

      Beryl Bainbridge's black comedy takes as its setting a noisy, argumentative working class family in Liverpool, getting ready to see a pantomime based on Peter Pan.

      The ever-youthful Peter Pan and Charlie - the father of the family, suffering from what appears to be indigestion - provide the basic ingredients for an unforgettable night out.

      Average: 3.9 (37 votes)


      School is a topic which has a lot of potential for young learner teachers: it can be easily extended and should be revised frequently as students need the right language for work in the classroom.

      On LearnEnglish Kids you will find a range of activities, grammar work and vocabulary games all based on the topi

      Average: 3.4 (296 votes)


      'Weekend' is a short story by the author Fay Weldon, and published by Penguin in 'Modern British Short Stories'. It originally appeared in 'Cosmopolitan' magazine in 1978.  This version of the BritLit kit was significantly revised in 2009.

      About this BritLit Kit

      Average: 3.5 (110 votes)

      Moses's Little Brother

      The story ‘Moses's Little Brother’ was writter by Ron Butlin, who is from Scotland. The activities that go with it are suitable for secondary age students.

      The story can be seen as both a political statement and a demonstration of the argument between faith and rational thought.

      Average: 3.9 (28 votes)
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