Shakespeare lesson plan competition for teachers
Saturday 31 May 2014 - 00:00
Baku, Azerbaijan

William Shakespeare, the world’s greatest dramatist, was born 450 years ago, on 23 April 1564.  There are celebrations all over the world in honour of this anniversary, and in Azerbaijan the British Council is celebrating all this year, with teachers, students, artists, actors, and everyone who loves Shakespeare.

Here’s your chance to join us – and to win some Shakespeare prizes!

Shakespeare and his family: a lesson plan for grades 7-11

This lesson is about Shakespeare’s family. It provides students with an insight into his family background with a focus on use of the present simple and the lexis of family.

Topic:     Shakespeare and his family
Level:     A1
Time:      45 minutes


  • To develop students’ ability to ask and answer questions orally
  • To develop students’ vocabulary: family members
  • To practice reading, writing, listening and speaking  in the present simple
  • To raise students’ awareness of Shakespeare’s life

Instructions for teachers: Register on website and teach the lesson using the link.  Explain to students that they have to register on website and email registration confirmation emails to their English teacher.  Collect all registration confirmation emails of your students and forward them to Shakespeare project coordinator  and to this email address: . Deadline is 31 May 2014.

Instructions for students: Register on and watch the video . Post your comments under the video – telling us three things you like about Shakespeare. Students will get prizes for the best answers from the British Council Azerbaijan.