I have taught this novel many times and there many different ways to teach it. This introductory power point lesson starts by establishing the terms of ‘utopia’ and ‘dystopia’ before moving through a biography of Orwell’s life and work. Through structured questions the lesson endeavours to make the link between Orwell’s life, work and ideology. The lesson closes with an imaginative writing task where the students imagine a utopian or dystopian future. This lesson has never failed to get a reaction from the students enjoy!