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Shakespearean problems

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This lesson provides students with the opportunity to learn about some of Shakespeare’s best known characters and story lines in contemporary language which is tailored to suit their level. It will also raise students’ awareness of different ways of giving advice in English and provide practice at reading. 

Topic: Shakespearean problems

Level: A2

Time: 60 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to give advice in English
  • To give students practice in working out the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by context
  • To introduce students to some well-known Shakespearean plots and characters 


  • Student worksheet
  • Problem page rolecards