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To be or not to be...

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This lesson is about Hamlet’s ‘To be or not to be’ speech. It provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with the situations and events in the play, and then look at parts of the speech in detail.

Topic: The ‘To be or not to be…’ speech from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet

Level: B2

Time: 80 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to read Shakespeare’s language.
  • To develop students’ vocabulary, giving opportunities to use new words in spoken and written form.
  • To introduce students to a well-known play and speech.


The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded below in PDF format.