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The creation of Under Milk Wood

This is one of four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. In this video, the speakers talk about how the idea for the play developed in Dylan Thomas’ mind and also about its first production. Learners will practise listening and creative writing.

 

Dylan Thomas' life in Laugharne

This is one of the four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. The video for this lesson was filmed in Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas had his most productive writing years after his adolescence. In this lesson, learners will practise listening and writing descriptions of different places.

The life of Dylan Thomas

This is one of the four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. In this video, the speakers draw a timeline of Thomas’ life between 1933 and 1949. In this lesson learners will also practise writing about the past and connecting events using adverbials of time.

Legacy

This is one of the four lessons designed to explore the videos produced by the British Council for the birth centenary of Dylan Thomas. In this video, three different speakers consider Thomas’ legacy for future generations of writers and readers and learners will also practise making future predictions in English.

Short stories

This unit is designed to explore Dylan Thomas’ autobiographical accounts of his childhood and early years and give learners the opportunity to practise using a range of past narrative tenses in writing.

A Child's Christmas in Wales

This unit is designed to explore Dylan Thomas’ childhood account of a Christmas Day experience and give learners the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills by incorporating some of the linguistic features present in Dylan Thomas’ prose.

Life poems

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.

 

Season poems

This unit is designed to explore Dylan Thomas’ poems on the theme of seasons. It gives students the opportunity to explore the language in the poems from the poetic and the grammatical points of view.

Under Milk Wood

This unit is designed to introduce students to Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. It gives students the opportunity to explore the language in the first paragraphs of the play and also to use it as a springboard for their own creative writing. 

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