Have you ….... ?

Task 1 Match the verbs on the right to the meanings on the left.

to bum to pad to toy to perch Task 2

to walk softly to sit on the edge of to travel aimlessly and cheaply to play with

Read the poem and check your answers. Task 3 Has the author walked through the Taj Mahal? Was the author a thief? How do the author's experiences compare to yours?

I have not toyed with a parachute cord while perched on the lip of a light-aircraft. I felt each stone's inertia spend itself against the water. listening to the space between each footfall picking up and putting down its print against the marble floor. but I held the wobbly head of a boy at the day centre. I mean. I have lived with thieves in Manchester. and stroked his fat hands. I have not padded through the Taj Mahal. then sink.It ain't what you do it's what it does to you Simon Armitage I have not bummed across America with only a dollar to spare. one pair of busted Levi's and a bowie knife. But I skimmed flat stones across Black Moss on a day so still I could hear each set of ripples as they crossed. That feeling. barefoot. . And I guess that the tightness in the throat and the tiny cascading sensation somewhere inside us are both part of that sense of something else.

............................ and are connected to the …........ Why? .......Task 4: What tense is used? I have not bummed across America I have lived with thieves in Manchester I have not padded through the Taj Mahal I have not toyed with a parachute cord P….... + not + ….................................................../............................................ Negative Subj + …................. + subj + …............................ Task 6 What other tenses does the author use.............. + ….................................. Task 5 The author is talking about events that happened in the …........................ Form Affirmative Subj + …..... P........../...................... Interrogative …....

” Pronunciation dʒ /Ta: dʒ / Mahal The Taj Mahal is just so large.” Finish with “I have ….Task 7 Can you write a verse like the first one? Start with “I have not ….... .

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