These 2 PowerPoint slides provide a very quick, non-threatening introduction to some of the most commonly used words in Shakespeare's language. Slide 1 simply lists approximately 10 words with a definition for each. Slide 2 lists several quotes from Shakespeare using the aforementioned words.
This is a very quick activity with many opportunities for follow up. For example, students can immediately use the old words in contemporary sentences of their own. If they have access, they can thumb through the play to find examples of the words and paraphrase the sentences as they find them.