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The creation of Under Milk Wood

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This is one of four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. In this video, the speakers talk about how the idea for the play developed in Dylan Thomas’ mind and also about its first production. Learners will practise listening and creative writing.


Level: Upper-intermediate/B2 onwards

Time: Approx. 80 min

Main aim(s):

  • To improve students’ listening skills
  • To engage students with Thomas’ work and encourage extensive reading

Subsidiary aim(s):

  • To improve students’ vocabulary range
  • To raise students’ awareness of collocations
  • To give students opportunities to do some creative writing


  • Student worksheet
  • Dictionaries
  • Optional: Collocation dictionaries
  • The video The work of Dylan ThomasUnder Milk Wood