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The Merchant of Venice

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Questions for Act 1 Scenes 1 and 2
Five questions focusing on plot development and character re  … read more
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Act 3 Scene 2: questions on Portia
Questions focusing on Portia, and Bassanio choosing a casket.  … read more
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Discussion activity: critical interpretations
Students are given a number of quotations and opinions on the  … read more
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WJEC Eduqas exam style questions
A selection of exam style questions designed for students working  … read more
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Practice exam questions for AQA based on characters
Two exam style practice questions based on the relationship between  … read more
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Act 4 Scene 1: comprehension questions
Detailed comprehension questions focusing on this key scene.  … read more
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Act 1 Scene 3: comprehension questions
Comprehension questions focusing on Shylock and Shakespeare's  … read more
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Portia's speech
Tasks to explore Portia's 'Quality of Mercy' speech, starting  … read more
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Improving writing quality
A resource to encourage students to think more carefully about  … read more
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Thoughts and crosses revision
This resource is designed to support students in their revision  … read more
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Act 5 workbook
A series of comprehension tasks to help students understand the  … read more
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Act 4 workbook
A selection of comprehension activities for the whole act, with  … read more
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Fun ways to memorise Shakespearean quotations
Lots of ideas for students to use when revising for any Shakespeare  … read more
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Act 3 workbook
A series of comprehension activities for students to work through  … read more
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Act 2 workbook
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Act 1 workbook
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Spotlight on Jessica
Students explore the character of Jessica through discussion  … read more
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Quiz on Act 3
A pub quiz style PowerPoint presentation, with 22 questions and  … read more
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Spotlight on Portia
A number of activities for students to complete based on the  … read more
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Quiz on Acts 1 and 2
A 'pub style' quiz PowerPoint presentation for Acts 1 and 2 of  … read more
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'Your mind is tossing on the ocean'
Using the opening lines of the play, students match up the quotation  … read more
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Who's who?
Create a diagram showing the relationships between the characters  … read more
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Artistic representations of Shylock
Students study a selection of paintings and interpret how Shylock  … read more
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Historical background
A true/false starter exploring Elizabethan attitudes to Jewish  … read more
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Creative writing ideas
A set of ideas for written tasks, one for each scene in the play.  … read more
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Sympathy for Shylock?
Explore students' reactions to this character.  … read more
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What did they say?
Key quotations to investigate, order and sort. Teacher's copy  … read more
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