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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
A "limerick" is a comic poem, sometimes called _______ poetry.

How many lines does a limerick usually have?

Which one of the following words doesn't rhyme with the others?

Which one of the following words rhymes with "beard"?

Which one of the following words rhymes with "man"?

What kind of creature is an "owl", a "hen", a "lark", and a "wren"?

What is a "nest"?

If a poem has a regular rhythm, then you can say that it "________".

What is the usual rhyming pattern for a limerick?

What is the usual stress pattern for a limerick (how many strong stresses in each line)?


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18 Comments on “Fun & Easy English with Poems: THE LIMERICK”


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There’s work, students and the zoo,
and me at the end of the queue.
Have no clue
what to do.
I shouldn’t but I fancy you.
(not very funny, but very true :) )

Friday, December 21st 2018

please Mrs Gill could you tell me what the Benefit in this lesson ?

Friday, December 21st 2018

I learned the new word limrick

Friday, December 21st 2018

Thank you so much for this great lesson. For the first time I meet limericks in the magazine for kids in my childhood. It was russian translating as well but it was funny even in translating and idea of this poetry was explaned good. Now I am glad to familiar with originals.

Friday, December 21st 2018

Once students tried not to mock
A question on non-rhyme for clock
As a matter of fact
They failed to achieve that
Since engVid said it was dock

Saturday, December 22nd 2018

    Great! You are definitely a poet!

    Monday, December 24th 2018

      Thanks, Larisa :)

      Wednesday, December 26th 2018

I have 9/10, i wrong at number 3 because i choose croak while the answer is dock. when i review i felt the croak is better, please tell me more detail why the correct answer is dock? thank Gill

Saturday, December 22nd 2018

    I think there’s a mistake in this question. Clearly the sole word that don’t rhyme is “croak”.

    Saturday, December 29th 2018

      Hi Jáder – thank you for pointing this out – there’s a technical error in the quiz. I will report it and ask for it to be corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience, and all the best wish your English studies :-)

      Monday, December 31st 2018

    Sorry about this error. We’ve fixed the quiz now.

    Monday, December 31st 2018

Love Gil. hate the lesson!😵

Sunday, December 23rd 2018

    Sorry! We hope you like the next ones better.

    Monday, December 24th 2018

Hello Gill , Hello everyone .
Tonight is the moment we are waiting for long . So i wish you a merry Christmas to you all .
Gill could you enlighten my bad phonetic skills ? I was convinced that the right answer at question 3 was croak . It seems my dictionary is convinced the same way .
Merry Christmas
See you

Monday, December 24th 2018

    Hi tsamp – apologies, there is a technical error in the quiz – I’ve asked for it to be corrected. Thank you for pointing it out, and all the best with your English studies :-)

    Monday, December 31st 2018

    Sorry, this is fixed now!

    Monday, December 31st 2018

Hickory Dickory Den
The bird is on the Ben
The Big beats twelve o’clock
The bird is playing rock
Hickory Dickory Den

I know..33223…but..you know.. ;)

Thursday, December 27th 2018

There’s always time for a rhyme,
and rhyming’s not a crime.
Unless you write trash
excusively for cash.
Then you’re nothing but a slime.

Sunday, December 30th 2018
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