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Key Events of the Middle Ages

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This lesson is about some of the key events of the Middle Ages. It provides students with some useful vocabulary and the opportunity to learn some basic facts, while developing reading and speaking skills.


Topic: English history: the Middle Ages and the Magna Carta

Level: A2

Time: 45–60 minutes


• To develop students’ fluency through a jigsaw reading and speaking task

• To develop students’ vocabulary to talk about key historical events – battle, tax, revolution, etc.

• To develop students’ understanding of the context to the Magna Carta


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