This lesson focusses on the topic of personal freedoms and rights using video clips and discussion questions.

The lesson provides students with the opportunity to watch two British politicians (Baroness Hamwee and Baroness Royall) discussing issues relating to personal freedoms.
The videos can be accessed from the Parliament website:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Topic: Rights and personal freedoms

Level: C1/C2

Time: 60-90 minutes approximately


  • To develop students’ knowledge of personal freedoms and rights
  • To develop students’ ability to listen for detail
  • To give practice of discussing topics relating to personal freedoms and rights
  • To develop students’ vocabulary of lexis relating to personal freedoms/laws

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