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Charles Dickens at 200

Introduction:

Charles Dickens, one of the greatest writers in English literature, was born 200 years ago. 'The Teacher' becomes Dickens for a day to take you on a trip through London, the city which featured so heavily in his books. Along the way, he teaches some words and expressions. The video starts with an extract from 'Bleak House', one of Dickens's novels.

The Teacher dressed as Dickens

The Teacher at the Old Curiosity Shop, London

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Teacher's Homework

Have you ever come across Dickensian conditions in the modern world? Or have you ever met a scrooge?

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