Animals : CONTENTS


(Updated on 14/09/2016)



  • The camel's complaint - 10 activités autour du poème de Charles E. Carryl
    Entraînement à la compréhension orale - Phonétique

  • For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry (
    "Poet Christopher Smart wrote the 89-line eulogy of his cat Jeoffry sometime between 1757 and 1763, while he was an inmate at St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London.
    You can read the story of how that came about, and the poem's entire text, at Spitalfields Life. ...
    As a celebration of the work, artist Paul Bommer illustrated every bit of the poem..."


  • The Scroobious Pip by Edward Lear (1830-1888)
    "Then all the beasts that walk on the ground
    Danced in a circle round and round-
    And all the birds that fly in the air
    Flew round and round in a circle there,
    And all the fish in the Jellybolee
    Swum in a circle about the sea,
    And all the insects that creep or go
    Buzzed in a circle to and fro.
    And they roared and sang and whistled and cried
    Till the noise was heard from side to side-
    Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip!
    It’s only name is the Scroobious Pip."



  • THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN - Robert Browning (
    "And even spoiled the women's chats,
    By drowning their speaking
    With shrieking and squeaking...
    `Only a scraping of shoes on the mat?
    ``Anything like the sound of a rat
    ``Makes my heart go pit-a-pat!''...
    And ere three shrill notes the pipe uttered,
    You heard as if an army muttered;
    And the muttering grew to a grumbling;
    And the grumbling grew to a mighty rumbling;
    And out of the houses the rats came tumbling..."

    - to illustrate noises
    - with the VIDEO : Part 1 (YouTube) + Part 2





  • Animal Families - (
    "If the people in your family were animals, what animals would they be?"...
    Write a poem.