DON’T…

Sentences written by my tefl classes of 10-13 year olds organised into free verse by me. Thier Words. My Verse. Inspired by Michael Rosen.

Things our parents say

Don’t speak to me like that
Don’t shout
DON’T SHOUT when you’re at home!
Don’t shout when your little brother is sleeping

Don’t eat in the kitchen
DON’T EAT quickly!
Don’t use your phone when you’re eating
Don’t sing when you are eating
DON’T SING at the table!
Don’t stand up when you are eating
Don’t speak to me like that!

Don’t kick your brother
Don’t kill your brother
Don’t hit your sister
DON’T FIGHT WITH YOUR SISTER!

Don’t use the computer so much
Don’t play computer games for more than two hours
Don’t play computer games before studying
Don’t play computer games when studying
DON’T
PLAY
COMPUTER
GAMES!

Don’t use your phone when you’re studying
Don’t watch TV when you have important things to do
Don’t watch TV when you are doing your homework
Don’t get bad marks

Don’t use the skateboard in the house
Don’t play tennis in the house
Don’t play basketball in the house
Don’t play football in the kitchen
Don’t play football in the house
DON’T
PLAY
FOOTBALL
IN
THE
HOUSE!!!

Don’t talk when I’m on the phone
Don’t play the recorder at home
Don’t smoke
Don’t insult Alex by saying he’s fat
Don’t give your dad a heart attack
Don’t confuse me
Don’t jump on the sofa
Don’t draw on the wall
Don’t open the coca cola
Don’t believe everything people tell you

Don’t do crazy things in the street
Don’t stay out later then 10 o’ clock
Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth
Don’t! Don’t! Don’t!!!