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Shakespeare’s Plays
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ESP Macbeth Plot Summary

Teaching level
Spanish
Topic
Macbeth
Resource type
Classroom resource

This is a two-page plot summary of Macbeth. Ideal to familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts in Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy.

ESP Macbeth Character Overview

Teaching level
Spanish
Topic
Macbeth
Resource type
Classroom resource

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).

Macbeth Plot Summary

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Macbeth
Resource type
Classroom resource

This is a two-page plot summary of Macbeth. Ideal to familiarise your students with the what and whereabouts in Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy.

Shakespeare Family Tree

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)A2B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

This family tree introduces Shakespeare’s immediate family: his parents and siblings, his own children, and grandchildren.

Explore Shakespeare’s Family

Teaching level
A2
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

Work out the answers to these questions about Shakespeare’s family with the help of the family tree.

Shakespeare’s Family

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

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.

Shakespeare’s Family Fun Facts

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

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

Shakespeare’s Family Tudor Journalist Template

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

This is the template you can use in combination with the Tudor Journalist resource.

Shakespeare’s Family Tudor Journalist

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

Let your students inhabit the role of a Tudor journalist and come up with headlines and news stories about the Shakespeares in Stratford! Can be used together with the Shakespeare’s Family Fun Facts and Shakespeare’s Family Tudor Journalist Template.

Macbeth – Match the Quotes and Images

Teaching level
A2B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0
Topic
Macbeth
Resource type
Classroom resource

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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