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Tale of Two Cities: opening

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In this lesson students listen to an extract from Dickens' work, do a vocabulary matching task, take part in a discussion based on the listening and then focus on intonation.

Level: B1+

Age group: Older teens/adults

Timing: 60 mins approx


  • To encourage students to use existing knowledge in deducing meaning from textual context.
  • For students to practise listening for detail.    
  • For students to practice expressing meaning through intonation.

Plan components

Lesson plan: download

Worksheets: download worksheet 1/ download worksheet 2a/ download worksheet 2b

Audio: below

By Richard Lunt

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

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