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In the drop down boxes above you can select resources for language teaching or for English teaching in general, or you can choose resources that fall into a particular category, i.e. whether they are play-related, deal with the historical context of Shakespeare’s life and times, introduce Shakespeare’s language, or invite creative responses to topics around Shakespeare and his works. Or you can simply browse our entire bank of fun and flexible classroom resources!

 

Shakespeare’s Invented Words – B1

Shakespeare coined hundreds of words – here is a small selection of them and some exercises around them for language learners (CEFR B1).

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Shakespeare’s Invented Words – A2

Shakespeare coined hundreds of words – here is a small selection of them and some exercises around them for language learners (CEFR A2).

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Macbeth – Character Overview

This is an overview of the most important characters in Macbeth (based on the selection of characters in most Graded Reader editions of the play).

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Macbeth – Wordsearch

A word search activity around some useful words for Macbeth.

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Macbeth – Match the Quotes and Images

This activity should be doable for students from an A2 level onwards, particularly after having done the active introduction to Macbeth. Students are asked to pair some of the quotes used in this activities to matching illustrations.

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An Active Introduction to Macbeth

This is a fun first contact with the story of the Scottish play. This introduction makes use of an easy drama technique called ‘whoosh’ that involves the entire class.

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Shakespeare’s Family Fun Facts

This fact sheet gives you some more details about the Shakespeare family, including ten facts you might find surprising.

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Shakespeare’s Family History

This resource introduces the most famous family in Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out what Shakespeare’s father did for a living, who Shakespeare married, and what happened to his children.

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