In this lesson students read an extract from 'A Christmas Carol' and examine the characters in the text. They then discuss the theme of festivals as preparation for a writing task on the same topic.

Level: B2+

Age group: Older teens/adults

90 minutes (plus homework)


  • 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 their own pieces of writing.

Suggested timetable fit:

  • To fit with the timing of a local festival (especially Christmas for a multilingual group studying in a native speaker environment).
  • To fit with a lesson on describing character.

Plan components

Lesson plan: download lesson plan 01 / download worksheet 02 (teacher's notes)

download worksheet 01 / download worksheet 02

By Richard Lunt

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Submitted by Aidan Seitkhanova on Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:04

I've read this novel and I know the content of this novel. This novel can give a lot of information about culture in UK. Because of having tasks for groups, in pairs and individually teacher can give participation for all students. This lesson plan includes all skills. For example, I like task when students read, listen and imagine this story in their head.

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