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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 haiku is a short poem with how many lines?

How many syllables does a haiku have in total?

From which country does the haiku form originate?

What does the poem about the frog describe?

What is a "breeze"?

What is a "gridlock"?

"Tooting" is the name of a place in south-west London. It's also the present participle of the verb "to toot". What does it mean to toot?

"Barking" is the name of a place in north-east London/Essex. It's also the present participle of the verb "to bark". What does it mean to bark?

What does the symbol © mean?

The word "copyright" is a _____ term.


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35 Comments on “Learn to write poetry: THE HAIKU”


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it’s a real joy
to learn English with Gill
discovering Japan

Thank you for your interesting and poetic lesson.

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Thank you, very usefull.
I wrote and prepared a good poem

I’m the small mouse in this rude world
Trying to learn the english
It’s so difficult and annoying
But with Gill’s help it’s will be easy

Please estimate my poem ))

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Is it good or bad
Time is passing quick
I can’t even blink

Saturday, June 16th 2018

I am writing was or were and modals

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Hi. Thank you for this lesson.
Not a poet but still I would like to share mine with you guys.
With broken win’s and sorrow
Feelin’ like Fall and there’s no tomorrow
Let the wind take your tear
Fear not and start to grow
Well I do know it’s not haiku but hope you like it.

Saturday, June 16th 2018

    Cool!

    Sunday, June 17th 2018

      Hi. Thank you. Glad that you like it.

      Thursday, June 21st 2018

Thank you for this enjoying lesson Gill. And I have to say I love your original style. 😊

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Thank you!

Sunday, June 17th 2018

Thank you Gill! I loved this lesson and the Haiku.

Sunday, June 17th 2018

A cold day in july
A wine to drink to make me high
To be happy and fine

This is HAIKU? Kkk

Sunday, June 17th 2018

    great haiku! I like it xD

    Monday, June 18th 2018

    great haiku! I like it xD

    Monday, June 18th 2018

Thx for your lesson
Lesson with Haiku by Gill
Hope you guys enjoy

Sunday, June 17th 2018

I’m here for you for ever
Do remember me never
Hey it’s my heart!
Not your child toy dart!

I hope you like!

Sunday, June 17th 2018

    cool :D

    Friday, June 29th 2018

ooops! Do re……for Ever!

Sunday, June 17th 2018

    it’s was great …I like it

    Monday, June 18th 2018

      hahaha….I mean …it was great :)

      Monday, June 18th 2018

      Thanks! 🙋

      Monday, June 18th 2018

Hello Gill. Got 10/10.
Get up in morning
Throw away the last nightmare
Do whatever think best!
@Syed Mohmad Javad (Mousavi)

Monday, June 18th 2018

Poor but winged beings
get to get together still
the hardest wild winds…

Thank you, Gill, wonderful lesson as always!

Monday, June 18th 2018

Thanks gill you are amazing

Monday, June 18th 2018

I didn’t know pen waves,
As I stand in front of you
Life shines, so do you!

Thank you!!!

Monday, June 18th 2018

Hi Gill, thank you very much indeed for teaching me:-). Here is my HAIKU :-).
English is fun to
Read and to speak till
You take it easy

Monday, June 18th 2018

it’s nice

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

My boy is sleeping.
The great feeling is coming.
The world is silent.

Thursday, June 21st 2018

Hi Gill,
I’ve done a little haiku poem. I hope that is Ok and I understood from your lesson how actually it works.
SOMETHING INSIDE ME
WANT TO GO OUTSIDE JUST NOW
I WILL LET YOU KNOW

Thursday, June 21st 2018

I see a rainbow
trying to reach it with some thought
but seems, it moves fast

Thank you Gill.

Friday, June 22nd 2018

Callan las cuerdas.
La música sabía
lo que yo siento..

Haiku de Jorge Luis borges

Wednesday, June 27th 2018

    I love Borges. Thank you for sharing this!

    Friday, June 29th 2018

I stood up at once
impressed by the red twilight
Happy for end of the fight.

Wednesday, June 27th 2018

That’s really fun and useful but May I ask for a lesson is more information about poetry in English language. Big thank you!

Friday, June 29th 2018

thank you

Wednesday, July 4th 2018

Thanks a lot; Gill, for this enjoying lesson. I like your original style.

Monday, July 9th 2018
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