"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


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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Task 1

Decide if the statements are true or false.






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