The life of Dylan Thomas

This is one of the four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. In this video, the speakers draw a timeline of Thomas’ life between 1933 and 1949. In this lesson learners will also practise writing about the past and connecting events using adverbials of time.

Level: Intermediate/B1 onwards

Time: Approx. 80 min 

Main aim(s):

  • To improve students’ listening skills
  • To engage students with Thomas’ work and encourage extensive reading

Subsidiary aim(s):

  •  To introduce/review adverbials of time
  •  To give students opportunities to practise the use of adverbials of time and past tenses


  • Student worksheet
  • Dictionaries
  • The video The life of Dylan Thomas London (available to watch below)

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