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Lady Macbeth and How to Get What You Want

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This lesson will introduce students to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays: Macbeth.

Topic: Persuasive language in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Level: C2

Time: 90 minutes


  • To build on students’ knowledge of character adjectives.
  • To develop students’ awareness of persuasive techniques (such as flattery, reassurance, put-down, etc.) and to provide an opportunity to practise using them.
  • To raise awareness of the differences between vocabulary in Shakespeare’s time and today.