Shakespeare and love: Romeo and Juliet

This lesson is based around the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It looks at the themes and language that Shakespeare uses to describe love. It gives students reading, speaking and writing practice.

Topic:   The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet

Level:   B2+

Time:    90 minutes


  • To contextualise the balcony scene (Act 2, Scene 2) in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in order to increase students’ interest in and awareness of drama in general and Shakespeare in particular

  • To practise both reading for gist and close reading

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Submitted by ljm on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 20:24


This lesson was featured in your newsletter only last week - and I was able to view the lesson plan two days ago ... it now seems to have disappeared! Will it be coming back? Thank you!

Hi, Thanks for your comment - we have had a technical issue with the site - the links are now working for me here - please try again, and let me know if you still have problems. Thanks, Cath

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