David Copperfield and Miss Betsey

This lesson is for high intermediate level students and above. It involves reading an extract from Dickens' work for gist and then reading for detail. Students then focus on how adverbs are used in the text.

Level: B2+

Age group: Older teens/adults

Timing: 60 minutes


  • For students to practice reading a literary text for gist and detail.
  • For students to practise the effects of adverbs on meaning.

Plan components

Lesson plan: download

Worksheets: download worksheet 01/ download worksheet 02

By Richard Lunt

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