This lesson is about one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Hamlet. Students learn about the characters and listen to a summary of the plot.

Topic: Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet

Level: B1

Time: 75 minutes


  • To develop students’ knowledge of the story plot and themes of Hamlet.
  • To develop students’ ability to listen for specific and general information and to take notes.
  • To give practice of reading for information and sharing this information with other students.


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

Lesson Plan283.12 KB
Audio file6.94 MB

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