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14 Jan 2015

This lesson teaches idioms which were all used or invented by Shakespeare. It uses specially created illustrations to show the...

07 Nov 2014
This lesson encourages an exploration of how the meaning of the word ‘tragedy’ has evolved since Shakespeare’s time. It provides students...
Such Tweet Sorrow
28 Jul 2014

This lesson is about a performance of Romeo and Juliet carried out entirely on Twitter, using 140-character messages...

28 Jul 2014

This lesson will introduce students to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays: Macbeth. It will focus in particular on the character of...

Masks of comedy and tragedy
23 Jul 2014

This lesson provides an introduction to plays and plots. It explores the differences between plays and films with a reading...

22 Jul 2014

This lesson is based around the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It looks at the themes and language that...

18 Jul 2014

This lesson provides students with an introduction to the features of Shakespearean comedy, highlighting the similarities between what...

Shakespeare's language
23 Jun 2014
According to linguist David Crystal, only 5 to 10 per cent of Shakespearean English is different from modern English. However, even that...
15 Mar 2014

Students will have the opportunity to find out more about Shakespeare’s private life and will role-play the main characters of his...

15 Mar 2014

This lesson provides students with the opportunity to learn about some of Shakespeare’s best known characters and story lines in...

10 Feb 2014

This lesson focuses on crime and punishment in Shakespeare’s time. It aims to develop students' topic-related vocabulary by introducing...

Othello
10 Feb 2014

This lesson uses Othello to explore early modern and contemporary attitudes to race and gives students supported practice in analysing...

  • Topic: Shakespeare’s Idioms: Lesson 1Level: B2Time: 70 minutesAims:• To introduce five commonly used idioms that can be found in Shakespeare’s works• To give students practice in reading and understanding the idioms in everyday contexts• To...
  •  Topic: ShakespeareLevel: B2 / C1 Time: 70 minutesAims:• To develop students’ ability to read for information• To build students’ knowledge of lexis related to tragedy • To develop students’ awareness of the features of Shakespearean tragedy 
  • Topic: Shakespeare’s Romeo and JulietLevel: B2   Time: 60 minutes Aims:To develop students’ ability to scan for specific informationTo develop students’ vocabulary to talk about technology (specifically social media) and theatre and performanceTo...
  • Topic: Persuasive language in Shakespeare’s MacbethLevel: C1/C2 Time: 90 minutesAims:To build on students’ knowledge of character adjectivesTo develop students’ awareness of persuasive techniques (such as flattery, reassurance, put-down,...
  • Topics: Differences between plays and films; plots and emotions Level: B2 Time: 90 minutes Aims:to improve speaking and reading skillsto teach/revise vocabulary for stage plays and emotionsto encourage students to think about what goes into a...
  • Topic:   The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet Level:   B2+ Time:    90 minutes Aims:
  • Topic:   Shakespeare Level:   B2+ Time:    90 minutes Aims: To develop students’ ability to identify and use topic sentencesTo develop students’ knowledge of comedy and humour-related lexisTo develop students’ awareness of the features of...
  • Students will also learn some common vocabulary items and use their knowledge to ‘translate’ Shakespeare into modern-day English, as well as attempting to write in Shakespearean language themselves.Topic: Archaic Language in Shakespeare’s worksLevel...
  • Topic: the mystery of Shakespeare’s personal life and relations with his familyLevel: B2Time: 90 minutesAimsTo give practice of comprehensive reading and deducing the meaning of phrases from the contextTo develop students’ speaking skills for having...
  • Topic: Shakespearean problemsLevel: A2Time: 60 minutesAimsTo develop students’ ability to give advice in EnglishTo give students practice in working out the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by contextTo introduce students to some well-known...
  • Topic: Crime and punishment in Shakespeare’s timeLevel: B1/B2Time: 80 minutesAims: To develop students’ vocabulary associated with crime and punishmentTo give students practice of speaking (presenting an argument)To develop students’ awareness...
  • Topic: Shakespeare: Race in OthelloLevel: C2Time: 2 hoursAims To develop students’ ability to read and analyse Shakespearean language.To give practice in summarising an argument and using persuasive language in spoken and written form.To...