English Listening Lesson on
 Poetry

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THE LESSON ON POETRY

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Poetry is a very beautiful thing. I love reading it. It’s very clever. It’s like reading a painting. The poet paints beautiful scenes and images with just a few words. I think it’s amazing how the poet can change our feelings so simply, and can make us think with so few words. I like poems about nature and love best. When I read a poem about the countryside or the sea, I can actually see what the poet saw. When a poem is about love or other feelings, it makes me think more. I think people need to study and read poetry more. In some cultures, poetry is more popular than songs. I know that in many Arab countries, poets are superstars. One form of poetry that seems to be crossing cultures is Japanese haiku.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Poetry ___________________ thing. I love reading it. It’s very clever. It’s like reading a painting. The poet ___________________ and images with just a few words. I think it’s amazing how ___________________ our ___________________, and can make us think with so few words. I like ___________________ love best. When I read a poem about the countryside or the sea, I can actually see what the poet saw. When a poem is about love or other feelings, it ___________________ more. I think people need to study and read poetry more. In some cultures, ___________________ than songs. I know that in many Arab countries, poets are superstars. One form of poetry that ___________________ cultures is Japanese haiku.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT POETRY SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about poetry in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about poetry for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about poetry. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about poetry. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POETRY POSTER Make a poster about poetry. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY POETRY LESSON: Make your own English lesson on poetry. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on poetry. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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