This lesson encourages learners to speculate about a passage from A Tale of Two Cities, and later use that speculation to generate their own writing.

Level: B2+

Age group: Teens/adults who enjoy creative writing

Timing: 90 mins approx


  • To encourage students to engage with and speculate about a literary text, and to turn that speculation into accurate writing
  • For students to practise reading for gist and detail

Plan components: The lesson plan and worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below

By Richard Lunt

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Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 14:00


Thanks for pointing out the broken links for this lesson plan. We will work on getting the links back up as soon as possible - sorry for the inconvenience. Best wishes, Cath

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