Literature is Great

      This lesson is about literature, with a focus on the UK. It develops the students’ ability to speak in long turns and use idioms, which originate from the works of Shakespeare. Cognitive processing reading skills are also developed through speed reading an authentic text based on the life of Charles Dickens. The students’ own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussions.

      Level: B1+

      Age group: Older teens/adults

      Timing: 90  minutes


      • To give a short presentation about a book/novel that the student has read.
      • To practise using idioms which originate from Shakespeare’s work (speaking and writing).
      • To develop the ability to read quickly by accessing information about the life of Charles Dickens and finding as many facts as possible.

      Plan components

      Lesson plan: download lesson plan

      Worksheets: download worksheet

      By Amanda Wilson

      The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

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