Hamlet Act 1 resource

This work pack is intended to support beginner EAL learners to access Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet when being studied as a class text. It is intended to be used in conjunction with resource packs on the other four acts of the play, and other EAL Nexus resources on Hamlet.

The pack contains an easy to follow summary of the plot of Act 1 in accessible English, accompanied by flashcards of key words. This summary is supported with several DARTs activities which EAL learners can explore collaboratively or independently. The aim of the pack is to enable beginner EAL learners to understand  the plot of Hamlet and to become familiar with the main characters and their situation. Answers to the DARTs activities are also provided so learners can correct their own work where appropriate. This is a highly visual resource with Manga-style illustrations to appeal to young people.

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Licence Information

This resource is free to use for educational purposes. © British Council 2015.

This resource was originally developed by EAL Nexus. Images are from Self-Made Hero’s Manga Shakespeare series.