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Teaching level
Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Historical contextShakespeare's Language
Resource type
Classroom resource
Early Modern English JPG

This resource outlines the major differences between the English Shakespeare wrote – what language historians call Early Modern English – and the English we speak today, Modern English. Includes a short practical activity to deepen understanding, and an answer sheet.

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