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Dylan Thomas' life in Laugharne

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This is one of the four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. The video for this lesson was filmed in Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas had his most productive writing years after his adolescence. In this lesson, learners will practise listening and writing descriptions of different places.

Level: Intermediate/B1 onwards

Time: Approx. 90 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 practise using an English-English dictionary
  •  To give students opportunities to practise writing descriptions


  • Student worksheet
  • Dictionaries
  •  Access to the video The Life of Dylan ThomasLaugharne (available to watch below)