Shakespeare's The Tempest

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

Cath McLellan


In this lesson, students will watch a video about Shakespeare’s The Tempest. There is an introduction activity where students discuss magical powers, they will watch a video and check their understanding of the story, and finally students work in pairs to write a message in a bottle from Miranda, one of the characters from the play.


  • To practise listening skills.
  • To practise speaking skills.
  • To develop writing skills with a descriptive text.
  • To develop vocabulary skills.


Teens 13 years old +




45 minutes or 3 shorter segments


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

Click here to go to the Shakespeare extension activities or download them below.


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