Living in the UK

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at intermediate level and above is based on the theme of the UK. Students will develop the ability to read and assimilate information from various sources.


In this lesson, learners read about the different countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

They practise reading for specific information, and guessing the meaning of words from the context, both important reading micro-skills. There is an optional extension in the form of a role-play, in which groups of learners compete to persuade a professional couple to move to 'their' UK country.

Note this is an old plan, so the webpage it links to is no longer available. You can print out the texts from the worksheets below though.




Intermediate / Upper Intermediate


60-90 mins


  • To develop the ability to read and assimilate information from various sources


Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

Download lesson plan 104k pdf

Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Warm-up activity
  • Reading and vocabulary activities
  • Texts on regions of the UK and their culture
  • Role-play activity

Download worksheet 255k pdf

Catherine Morley, British Council, Mexico

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer. 

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Submitted by Radouane on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 14:46


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Submitted by grumbles on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:34


Thanks for the worksheet, I hope my students enjoy it. I think it is great, many different things for them to do.

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