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Magna Carta towns

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The Magna Carta towns are places that, 800 years ago, were the most important cities in England. They have important historical connections with the Magna Carta. This lesson has a variety of texts: ‘spot the error’, a quiz, a multiple matching activity and role play information cards. It finishes with an optional writing activity, which can be set for homework. 

Topic:   The English towns associated with the Magna Carta

Level:   B1/B2  

Time:   60–90 mins (plus 30 minutes if writing task 5 is completed in class)


  • To develop students’ ability to read a variety of text styles

  • To develop students’ ability to talk/write about holiday itineraries

  • To develop students’ interest in English places and history

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