The British Museum

Target audience: Young Learners

Level: Elementary

Language Focus: Reading

Practice Type: Exam Practice, Young Learners Flyers

Lesson Plan:

  1. Read the text
  2. Write some words to complete the sentences about the story. You can use 1,2,3 or 4 words.
  3. Check your answers
  4. Download extra practice and do it
The British Museum has one of the largest libraries in the world. It has a copy of every book that is printed in the English language. That’s why there are more than six million books there. The museum gets about two thousand books and papers every day.
The British Museum has a very big collection of printed books and manuscripts. They are both old and new. They keep the oldest manuscripts in glass cases to protect them from the visitors.
You can also find there some of the first English books printed by Caxton. Caxton was a printer who lived in the fifteenth century. He made the first printing machine in England.
Many famous people studied in the reading room of the British Museum. Charles Dickens, a very popular English writer, spent a lot of time in the British Museum Library. He started his famous book “Oliver Twist”


____One of the largest_____libraries in the world is situated in the British Museum.


  • They keep more than ______________________ books in the British Museum.
  • Every day they bring two thousand _____________________ to the Museum.
  • There is a very big collection of ___________________books and manuscripts.
  • The visitors of the museum can not touch the manuscripts because of ________________.
  • The name of the printer who made ­­­­­­­­________________________ was Caxton.
  • There is ___________________ in the British Museum, where a lot of famous people studied.
  • One of the popular books by Charles Dickens ________________  “Oliver Twist”.


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Keys: 1. six million, 2. books and papers, 3. old and new, 4. the glass cases, 5. the first printing machine, 6. a reading room, 7. is called