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Life poems

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This unit is designed to explore Dylan Thomas’ poems in which the poet explores life experience and nature. It gives students the opportunity to explore the language in the poems from the poetic and the grammatical points of view.


Level: Upper-intermediate/B2 onwards


Time: Approx. 90 min


Main aim(s):

  • To explore two of Dylan Thomas’ poems
  • To engage students with Thomas’ work and encourage extensive reading
  • To promote (inter)cultural awareness


Subsidiary aim(s):

  • To help students expand their vocabulary with a focus on collocations
  • To give students opportunities to develop the four skills, especially reading and writing
  • To promote independent learning and internet search skills



  • Student worksheet
  • Recordings of two poems (see below)
  • Collocation dictionaries