This lesson is about Shakespeare’s life. It provides students with an insight into the major events of his life, with a focus on pronunciation of past tense forms, asking questions and the lexis of life events. 

Topic: The life of Shakespeare

Level: A2

Time: 80 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to read for detail, read aloud, transcribe dictated text, ask and answer questions
  • To develop students’ vocabulary of life events
  • To give practice with reading, writing, listening and speaking, focusing on pronunciation
  • To raise students’ awareness of Shakespeare, his life and work



  • Student worksheet A & B
  • Shakespeare's life timeline - Cut into strips  




My students spotted a mistake in the fifth event on the timeline document- Shakespeare's first daughter was Susanna, not Anne.


James, Seoul Teaching Centre

Hi James,

Sorry you haven't got a reply any sooner, but just to let you -and anyone else- know that the mistake was fixed back in April.

Thanks very much lot for pointing it out,


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