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Litter poem

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This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at Pre-Intermediate level and above is based on the theme of litter. Students will develop their vocabulary and express their ideas on litter in the form of a poem.


This lesson introduces learners to some of the main issues related to litter, through poetry, and raises awareness of what can be done to reduce it.


Litter, poetry


Pre-Intermediate and above


60-90 minutes


  • To consolidate and extend understanding of vocabulary associated with litter pollution
  • To develop an ability to understand and respond to poetry
  • To be able make suggestions to solve problems
  • To follow sentence stress patterns and rhythm to read a poem aloud
  • To express their ideas on litter in the form of a poem


Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

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Worksheets: materials which can be printed out for use in class. These worksheets contain:

  • Litter poem and word work
  • Facts about litter
  • Student poem worksheets

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Language level
Language Level: 
Pre-intermediate: A2