This lesson encourages learners to think about their own stylistic choices, after reading an extract from Dickens' Bleak House.

Level: B2+

Age group: Teens/adults who enjoy creative writing

Timing: 90 mins approx


  • For students to understand how stylistic choices can influence meaning, and practise making such choices in their own work
  • For students to practise reading for gist

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By Richard Lunt

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