Macbeth is one of a series of lesson plans to accompany the short animated videos of five of Shakespeare’s plays on LearnEnglish Teens.


In this lesson, learners will discuss what they would do if they ruled their country, and reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of having power. They will then watch a video about Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and check their understanding of the key events in it. Learners will then read a horoscope and guess which character in the play it is about. Finally, they will write their own horoscopes for one of the characters based on what happens to them in the play


• To practise speaking skills.
• To practise listening skills.
• To review the use of future tenses.
• To practise writing skills


Teens 13 years old +




45 minutes or 3 shorter segments

The lesson plan and worksheet can be downloaded in PDF format below.

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