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Shakespeare and love: Romeo and Juliet

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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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