Literature is Great

This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about literature. Students will develop their skills to speak in long turns.


This lesson is about literature, with a focus on the UK. It develops the students’ ability to speak in long turns and use idioms, which originate from the works of Shakespeare. Cognitive processing reading skills are also developed through speed reading an authentic text based on the life of Charles Dickens. The students’ own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussions.






90  minutes


  • To give a short presentation about a book/novel that the student has read.
  • To practise using idioms which originate from Shakespeare’s work (speaking and writing).
  • To develop the ability to read quickly by accessing information about the life of Charles Dickens and finding as many facts as possible.


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Submitted by sarah66 on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:27


Hello, looks like agreat worksheet! Unfortunately the link to the plan doesn't seem to work Please help

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:48

In reply to by sarah66


Hi Sarah66 Thanks for letting us know - we have been having a technical problem with the site, which is being dealt with. I've updated the links for this lesson, and they are working fine here now. Can you try again and let us know if you are still having problems? Thanks, Cath

Sorry to hear that - in theory it should be fixed. I'll send this on to the technical team and see if we can get it fixed. Apologies, Cath

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