80 leonard cohen

Leonard Cohen

Famous People
  • Int
  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 5

In this lesson, students read about a Canadian music legend and famous poet who died in 2016. They learn and practice related vocabulary and listen to music to inspire their own poetry. Follow up with ESL Library’s How to Write a Poem lesson from the Writing in English section.

Lesson Audio
Lesson Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
  • poetry challenge
Vocabulary
  • decade
  • royalties
  • debut
  • monotone
  • soothing
  • iconic
  • autobiographical
  • influential
  • reclusive
  • discard