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WARNING: A POEM BY JENNY JOSEPH




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WARNING A POEM BY JENNY JOSEPH
 
 
 
 
This poem was identified as the UK's "most popular post-war poem" in a 1996 poll by the BBC.
A.- Listen to it and fill in the gaps.
 
When I am an woman I shall purple
With a red which doesn't go, and doesn't me.
And I shall my pension on brandy and summer
And satin , and say we've no money for .
I shall down on the pavement when I'm
And up samples in shops and press alarm
And run my along the public railings
And up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the
And pick flowers in other people's
And learn to .

But now we have clothes that keep us
And pay our rent and not in the street
And a good example for the children.
We must have to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little ?
So people who know me are not too and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
 
 
B.- Now complete the following sentences about the future with the suitable form of the verb in brackets.
  1. When I  (be) sixty five, I  (retire) and live in a small house near the sea.
  2. Jamie  (set up) his own business when he  (graduate)
  3.  (house prices / go down) when we  (overcome) the crisis?
  4. I  (phone) you as soon as I  (arrive) in London.
  5. When the kids  (finish) their homework, they  (go) out for a walk.
  6.  (you / love) me when we  (be) old?
  7. My family  (not travel) to Japan when we  (go) on holiday.