In this lesson students read an extract from 'A Christmas Carol' and examine the characters in the text. They then discuss the theme of...

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

This lesson encourages learners to think about their own stylistic choices, after reading an extract from Dickens' Bleak House.

This lesson is for high intermediate level students and above. It involves reading an extract from Dickens' work for gist and then...

This Heroes and Villains film explores the relationship between the writer and the city he lived in.

This lesson enables learners to practise skills of reading for gist, reading for detail, and understanding meaning from context. They...

In this lesson students focus on reading and understanding dialogue in an extract from Great Expectations. There is also a chance for...

In this lesson students learn about divorce law through a jigsaw reading activity and then give a short presentation on an aspect of it...

In this lesson students take part in a visualisation activity before reading, listening to and discussing passages from Dickens' work....

This lesson for high intermediate level students and above illustrates the relevance of Dickens in today's economic climate. It involves...

Has dealing with bureaucracy ever been a simple process? In this lesson students read Dickens' humorous account of officialdom then they...

Little Nell is a character from The Old Curiosity Shop

Miss Havisham was one of the main characters in Great Expectations, and is the first in our series of Heroes and Villains.

Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens' third novel - centred on the life of a young man supporting his family. 

Oliver Twist is the orphan in the novel of the same name - and one of Dickens' most famous creations.

In this lesson students read about crime and punishment then discuss their opinions in a debate on the death penalty.

Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character in A Christmas Carol, and perhaps Dickens' most famous creation.

Bill Sikes was very much a villain, from the novel Oliver Twist.

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

Uriah Heap is a character from David Copperfield.

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In this lesson students read an extract from 'A Christmas Carol' and examine the characters in the text. They then discuss the theme of...

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

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This lesson encourages learners to think about their own stylistic choices, after reading an extract from Dickens' Bleak House.

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This lesson is for high intermediate level students and above. It involves reading an extract from Dickens' work for gist and then...

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This Heroes and Villains film explores the relationship between the writer and the city he lived in.

1

This lesson enables learners to practise skills of reading for gist, reading for detail, and understanding meaning from context. They...

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In this lesson students focus on reading and understanding dialogue in an extract from Great Expectations. There is also a chance for...

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In this lesson students learn about divorce law through a jigsaw reading activity and then give a short presentation on an aspect of it...

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In this lesson students take part in a visualisation activity before reading, listening to and discussing passages from Dickens' work....

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This lesson for high intermediate level students and above illustrates the relevance of Dickens in today's economic climate. It involves...

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Has dealing with bureaucracy ever been a simple process? In this lesson students read Dickens' humorous account of officialdom then they...

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Little Nell is a character from The Old Curiosity Shop

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Miss Havisham was one of the main characters in Great Expectations, and is the first in our series of Heroes and Villains.

0

Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens' third novel - centred on the life of a young man supporting his family. 

0

Oliver Twist is the orphan in the novel of the same name - and one of Dickens' most famous creations.

0

In this lesson students read about crime and punishment then discuss their opinions in a debate on the death penalty.

0

Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character in A Christmas Carol, and perhaps Dickens' most famous creation.

0

Bill Sikes was very much a villain, from the novel Oliver Twist.

0

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

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Uriah Heap is a character from David Copperfield.

0

Little Nell is a character from The Old Curiosity Shop

0

Uriah Heap is a character from David Copperfield.

0

Oliver Twist is the orphan in the novel of the same name - and one of Dickens' most famous creations.

0

Bill Sikes was very much a villain, from the novel Oliver Twist.

0

Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens' third novel - centred on the life of a young man supporting his family. 

0

Has dealing with bureaucracy ever been a simple process? In this lesson students read Dickens' humorous account of officialdom then they...

0

This lesson for high intermediate level students and above illustrates the relevance of Dickens in today's economic climate. It involves...

0

Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character in A Christmas Carol, and perhaps Dickens' most famous creation.

1

In this lesson students read an extract from 'A Christmas Carol' and examine the characters in the text. They then discuss the theme of...

0

This Heroes and Villains film explores the relationship between the writer and the city he lived in.

0

This lesson is for high intermediate level students and above. It involves reading an extract from Dickens' work for gist and then...

0

In this lesson students focus on reading and understanding dialogue in an extract from Great Expectations. There is also a chance for...

0

In this lesson students take part in a visualisation activity before reading, listening to and discussing passages from Dickens' work....

0

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

0

Miss Havisham was one of the main characters in Great Expectations, and is the first in our series of Heroes and Villains.

0

In this lesson students read about crime and punishment then discuss their opinions in a debate on the death penalty.

1

This lesson enables learners to practise skills of reading for gist, reading for detail, and understanding meaning from context. They...

3

In this lesson students learn about divorce law through a jigsaw reading activity and then give a short presentation on an aspect of it...

4

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

0

This lesson encourages learners to think about their own stylistic choices, after reading an extract from Dickens' Bleak House.

  • Watch "Little Nell" below.
  • Watch "Uriah Heap" below.
  • Watch "Oliver Twist" below.
  • Watch "Bill Sikes" below.
  • Watch "Nicholas Nickleby" below.
  • Level: B2/C1 +Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 90 minutesAims:To develop skills of reading for gist and detail.To practice producing humorous dialogues.Suggested timetable fit:
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 90 minutes Aims:
  • Watch "Ebenezer Scrooge" below.
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adults Timing: 90 minutes (plus homework)Aims:To develop students’ ability to understand detail.To encourage students to appreciate characterisation in a piece of creative writing.For students to reveal character in...
  • Watch "Dickens and London" below.
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 60 minutes Aims:
  • Level: B2/C1 +Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 90 minutes (plus homework)Aims:
  • Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adultsTiming: 60 minutes (as a lesson)/ 90 minutes (as a teacher training session)Aims:
  • Level: B1+Age group: Older teens/adults Timing: 60 mins approxAims: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...
  • Watch our video about Miss Havisham - and watch out for activities for you to use with it, coming soon!
  • Level: B2 - C1Time: 90 - 120 minutesAims:
  • Lesson type: reading (with writing extension)Level: Pre-Intermediate/low IntermediateTime: 60 minutes, plus homework.  Writing can be extended into subsequent lessons.Aims:To practise skills of reading for gist, reading for detail, and understanding...
  • Level: B1.  (Recommended for legal English course, but can be used for other professionals or adult general English class.)Time: 90 minutesAims:
  • Level: B2+Age group: Teens/adults who enjoy creative writingTiming: 90 mins approxAims:To encourage students to engage with and speculate about a literary text, and to turn that speculation into accurate writingFor students to practise reading for...
  • Level: B2+Age group: Teens/adults who enjoy creative writingTiming: 90 mins approxAims:For students to understand how stylistic choices can influence meaning, and practise making such choices in their own workFor students to practise reading for...