Objectives Skills development Pupils will express opinions about books give advise about books using Id recommend write book reviews Pupils will practice reading for detailed information writing book reviews
Mikhail Lermontov was born in 1814 in Moscow. He was grown up by his grandmother in their country house Tarkchany. He was an only child. He always feels himself lonely. So he wrote such poems like The Sail, The Cliff, The Clouds etc.
Lermontov wrote this poem in In 'Clouds the poet contrasted the clouds "free both to come and go, free and indifferent" to his fate in exile.
Тучи Тучки небесные, вечные странники! Степью лазурною, цепью жемчужною Мчитесь вы, будто как я же, изгнанники С милого севера в сторону южную. Нет, вам наскучили нивы бесплодные... Чужды вам страсти и чужды страдания; Вечно холодные, вечно свободные, Нет у вас родины, нет вам изгнания.. The Clouds Clouds in the sky, you are ceaselessly wandering, As pearly chains in the azure steppes glimmering, Exiled as I have been, constantly hurrying From native North into South you are quickening. No, you were bored to death with these fields' fruitlessness With all these passions and alien misery, Ice cold eternally, in steady idleness You have no homeland and suffer no outlawry.
Repeat and learn new words by heart Write the Review of your favourite book