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Diwali - My favourite festival

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This lesson focuses on the topic of festivals using Diwali as a starting point for talking about festivals in your students' country of origin.

Topic: Diwali, festivals, ways to celebrate, superstition

Lexical area: Celebrations

Cross curricular links: Religion, citizenship, social studies


  • Students will practise speaking skills for fluency.
  • Students will understand a text about Diwali and answer questions to demonstrate comprehension.
  • Students will develop skills for describing an event.

Age group: 12 - 17

Level: B1+

Time: 60 - 90 minutes

Materials: Diwali student worksheet, Diwali lesson plan.

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in PDF format 

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Language level
Language Level: 
Intermediate: B1