This lesson prepares the students to learn more about the Magna Carta by describing and explaining the social structure in England 800 years ago.

The listening and reading sections have some challenging vocabulary, which students are encouraged to use in the later speaking activities.

Topic: English society at the time of the Magna Carta
Level: B1
Time: 90 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to talk about daily life using past tenses and “used to”.
  • To develop students’ understanding of England at the time of the Magna Carta.
  • To provide opportunities for students to compare England 800 years ago to their own contexts.

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Hello Sigo,
Thanks for your comment - There isn't a recorded listening for this lesson. If you look at the lesson plan, the listening element is in the warmer activity. The teacher reads the statements about life in the Middle Ages and students listen to decide if the statements are true or false, moving to one side of the classroom or the other according to their answer. It's really a type of 'live listening'.
Hope that helps,

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