This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at pre-Intermediate and above explores the theme of the Northern Ireland. Students will build their knowledge of Northern Ireland and practice their reading skills.


This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about Northern Ireland. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the countries that make up the UK. Students will have the chance to read about Northern Ireland and find out a little about its people and culture.

Note this is an old plan, so the webpage it links to is no longer available. You can print out the texts from the worksheets below though.


Northern Ireland


Pre-Intermediate and above


60-90 mins


  • To develop all four communication skills
  • To revise language of describing places


Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks and answers to tasks.

Download lesson plan 175k pdf

Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Six tasks based around the culture of Northern Ireland.

Download worksheets 100k pdf

For more information about this topic you can visit these sites:

Jo Budden, Teacher, Materials Writer, British Council, Spain

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Language level
Language Level: 
Pre-intermediate: A2

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