"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players…" The famous lines from Shakespeare's play As You Like It.

The Seven Ages of Man

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Do the Preparation task first. Then go to Text and read the poem or story (you can also listen to the audio while you read). Next go to Task and do the activity.

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The Seven Ages of Man

(from As You Like It, II, vii)

by William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
Then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

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Decide if the statements are true or false.

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Imma cool kid and i started myself

life is short and wears away.

A teenager feels pain if nobody breaks her/his heart.
An adult feels pain if somebody breaks her/his heart.
A teenager believes that she/he is the owner of the world.
An adult knows that she/he is not even owner of her/his own life.
A teenager feels that time goes by slowly.
An adult feels she/he wasted her/his life when she/he was a teenager.
A teenager wants to be an adult.
An adult wants to be a teenager again.

Eric Ramirez Rodriguez