Violence in Shakespeare's Macbeth

This lesson encourages a personal response from students, asking them to discuss how ambitious they are personally.

Topic: Plans to commit murder in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth
Level: B2  
Time: 80 minutes
  • To develop students’ ability to read Shakespeare’s language
  • To develop students’ vocabulary 


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


Click here to listen to Macbeth's speech

Click here to listen to Lady Macbeth's speech

Lesson Plan341.64 KB


Submitted by Aneleter on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 12:33

I found this a very interesting and useful activity to work with teenagers and make Shakespeare available to them. Since I'm not a native speaker, I'd like to have an audio file with the speeches of both Lord and Lady Macbeth. Could you please tell me how to access them? Many thanks.

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 12:42

In reply to by Aneleter

Dear Aneleter - the audio for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth should now be accessible. Apologies for the inconvenience, Paul

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