This unit is designed to introduce students to one of Dylan Thomas’ most celebrated poems. It gives students the opportunity to gradually engage with the language in the poem and to promote awareness of how poets use language to describe scenes and embed complex ideas in their descriptions. It also gives learners the opportunity to try to employ similar techniques and develop their creative writing.

Level: Intermediate/B1 onwards

Time: Approx. 80 min

Main aims:

  • To introduce students to one of Dylan Thomas’ most famous poems
  • To motivate students to engage with poetry
  • To raise students’ awareness of how poets use language

Subsidiary aims:

  • To help students expand their vocabulary
  • To give students opportunities to develop the four skills
  • To give students opportunities to develop critical reading skills
  • To give students the opportunity to do some creative writing

Materials:

  • Student worksheet (see below)
  • Access to the reading of Fern Hill (see below)
  • Dictionaries

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