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.

Download lesson plan 104k pdf

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

Download worksheets 435k pdf


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Submitted by bonbone on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 14:17


It's just perfect! I've tried this topic in one my classes and everybody just love it, not only my pupils but also my colleagues. thanks!

Submitted by conniezara on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 16:51


Looking forward to using this with my two Greek students. Can you help with getting an audio copy please?

Submitted by elhamshadid on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 14:28


Thanks for your effort. It's very interesting. Please can you help us getting audio poem to be able to use in our classes.


Submitted by Sally Trowbridge (not verified) on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 09:53

In reply to by elhamshadid



Here’s a lesson based on another of Levi Tafari’s poems: Celebr8.  It has with audio, tasks and teacher’s notes:

Unfortunately there isn’t an audio version of the litter poem available at the moment. You can listen to Levy reading ‘Creator of Unity’ here:

Hope that helps.


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