MI6: The British Secret Intelligence Service

This lesson offers a variety of activities based on MI6, The British Secret Intelligence Service, which was officially recognized by the UK government in 1995.

Firstly, students are introduced to the topic, and then do a quiz, which will present some of the vocabulary they will need later in the lesson. They will then read a text about MI6 and check their understanding of it. There is an information gap activity where students will have to form questions to ask each other, a code-breaking activity and finally a discussion on the topic of spies and spying.

• To learn lexis related to spies
• To practise reading skills
• To practise question formation
• To practise speaking skills

Age group: 12- adult

Level: B1 / B2

Time: 60 – 90 minutes

Materials: MI6 – British Secret Intelligence Service student worksheet and identity cards


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