Before you start, read all the instructions

1- Benjamin Zephaniah

Get to know Benjamin Zephaniah better. Go to his official website and read his biography. Then do the true/false exercise below. Don't forget to click on SUBMIT when you have finished.



2- Neighbours

Now you're going to read one of his poems, Neighbours. It's quite easy, but you might need to use a dictionary.
When you finish reading, you're going to illustrate the poem working together with some of your classmates.
Group A
Group B
Search photos here. You have to use a tag to find the photo you want. You are allowed to use all the photos that you can find in that search engine, BUT (and this is very important) you have to copy the photo URL on slide 17.
Don't download the photos, just open two windows and drag and drop them on your presentation.

In short:

1- Benjamin Zephaniah
a. Read Zephaniah's biography.
b. Answer the true/false questions.

2- Neighbours
a. Read the poem.
b. Use photos to illustrate the poem in a presentation.
Group A
Group B

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Follow up
Watch a shot movie and write a comment here.

We’ve read and talked about cultural influences and immigration. We’ve talked about fitting in or feeling left out. All the expressions we’ve learnt are implicit in Same Difference by Alex Maskall (2005), a one minute film about isolation in a new community.
The video is uploaded in theoneminutesjr. network, a non-commercial community which gives young people (between the ages of 12 and 20) the opportunity to have their voices heard.
I’d really like to know what you think about this film. You can double post your comment, here and in theoneminutesjr website.

First published here. Under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License.