Your English 45 Poem: A Reason For Living

Level: B2-C1

I wrote this poem to encourage people to live together in peace and share the fabulous resources of our planet. There is both a continuous reading and a listen & repeat sequence. I have seen students improve their speaking skills dramatically by learning poems by heart. The rhymes make it easier for learners to memorize the lines.

As an activity, I ask students to learn a poem of their choice, either one of mine or one from the Internet that has rhymes. In class, the students recite to different partners or alone with the teacher in a short one-on-one session.

This poem is, in fact, my philosophy of life—in a few lines. So I have included the transcript with a worksheet below.

Kind regards,


Your English 45 Poem: "A Reason For Living"


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Your English 45 Poem: A Reason For Living


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Your English 45 Poem: A Reason For Living

A free worksheet/exercise:

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Your English 45 Exerise: A Reason For Living


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Your English 45 Key: A Reason For Living


The transcript can also be found in the pack of "Your English" scripts available in the store for a minimal fee.

You will find hundreds of other transcript, worksheet, oral exercises, and keys in the downloadable version of QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book 2.0 among the 1,500 files available in this new version.

For advice about the use of scripts for pairwork in class, see Your English No.1 and the sample script.

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