Britain is famous for its literature. It was home to many great novelists, poets and play writers, who found inspiration here. In this lesson found out about some of these talented people and their great works.
1. Watch the video
2. Match the adjectives to their definitions
a. Not found in many numbers. Not many of
b. Having the form of a curve; bent
c. Writings, studies or content that are connected to literature
d. Making you feel full of hope or encouraged.
e. Existing or happening now
f. Connected with what's happening now
g. Very unusual, special, unexpected or strange
h. Special in some way.
3. Match the vocabulary to their definitions
a. An area where someone lives, works or does business.
b. The original copy of a book or article before it is printed.
c. An important person
d. Letters or numbers on a piece of paper.
e. An event at which objects such as paintings are shown.
f. The group of people together in one place to watch or listen to a play or show.
g. Death of a close person or a friend
h. A person who writes novels
I. An unpleasant condition, especially a serious or sad, difficult one
5. Answer the questions
1. Who was one of Britain's greatest writers?
2. What is Shakespeare's Globe?
3. What happened to the original Shakespeare's Globe in 1613?
4. When was the original Shakespeare's globe built?
5. Why was it built?
6. Why is it an extraordinary building?
7. How many performances are there each year?
8. How many people attend these performances each year?
9. Who was inspired by the Dorset countryside?
10. Who loved and was inspired by the Lake district?
11. Who was inspired by the plight of the poor?
12. Where did Charles Dickens Live?
13. What is Charles Dickens house used as today?
14. What were some of Charles Dickens' greatest works?
15. What is Dickens dream?
!6. Why was he such an important figure?