Sunday, August 05, 2018

The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them by Robert Southey (1799): Poems ESL Listening

(TESOL Worksheets--Poems ESL Listening)
Transcript: drivedocspub
Video HERE

When I was doing this project 3 years ago, I wanted to do "You are Old Father William" by Lewis Carroll, but I thought it would be funnier if the students knew what he was parodying.  So I did the boring version first.  (One of the running gags in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, from which this poem is from, is that characters keep trying to remember classic poems, but mangle them terribly.)  I'll do "You are Old Father William" as the follow-up.

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