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All resources regarding: IELTS 5.5-6.5

Translating Early Modern English into Modern English

Translate some of Shakespeare’s lines into Modern English to understand the differences between Elizabethan English, also called Early Modern English, and the English we speak today. Fits with the info sheet on Early Modern English vs Modern English.

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Swear Like Shakespeare

Get your tongue around Shakespeare’s language with this simple insult generator and develop an understanding of dramatic conflict. An additional vocabulary sheet helps with words no longer in use.

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Macbeth in Context EFL

Looking for relevant historical context to the time when Shakespeare was writing Macbeth? This is a short and handy timeline including relevant vocabulay.

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Shakespeare WANTED Worksheet

This worksheet uses the information on the Shakespeare WANTED poster as a springboard for a couple of activities that check on the students’ understanding of the information and that encourage them to explore the mysteries surrounding Shakespeare’s life in a fun and creative way.

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Shakespeare WANTED

This poster offers a quick introduction to Shakespeare: who was he, what do we know about him (and what not), and what is he famous for. Ideal with the accompanying Shakespeare WANTED worksheet that uses information from the poster for some activities.

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Shakespeare’s Interesting Idioms

Shakespeare introduced many idioms and phrases to the English language, which have become almost proverbs by now. Here is a small selection of these, plus some activities to understand and use them in the correct context for language learners (CEFR B2).

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Shakespeare’s Invented Words – B2

Shakespeare coined hundreds of words – here is a small selection of them and some exercises around them for language learners (CEFR B2).

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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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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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