This lesson consists of two case studies based on real life stories of people living n the UK today.

The stories deal with their decision to give up an apparently successful and fast-paces lifestyle for a rural life in the Peak District. The topic encourages students to talk about their own lifestyles and priorities

Topic: Downshifting- the difference between rural and urban lifestyles

Cross curricular links: Personal and Social Education, Social Science, Geography

• to practise adjectives and to describe lifestyle
• To practise using comparatives and describing routines
• To discuss / learn popular expressions related to places
• To develop reading and speaking skills

Age group: teens

Level: B1 – B2

Time: 60 minutes

Materials: Changing Lives lesson plan and student worksheet


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