Gossip poem

incl. materials
oral, written
30 min.


The learner can use words s/he hears to compose a new tekst.


  • Paper and pen
  • Some audio files (radio, tv, …)


  • Listen together to the chosen audio files.
  • Tell the learners which words attracted your attention. Write them on the blackboard and create a poem/short text.
  • Listen together to some more audio files and let the learners make a poem/short text with the words which caught their attention.
  • Send the learners outside with the assignment to listen to conversations in the building, on the street, in a supermarket and to write down words and sentences they have picked up.
  • On their return, let them turn those words and sentences into a ‘gossip poem’.
  • Hang the poems on the wall.