The Road Not Taken - by Robert Frost

Poems are like music. We often want to say something but can't find the right words to do so, then a song or a poem just does that, and it's magic. Today, I want to share with you a poem entitled 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost. Listen and read it.

I love this poem and I wanted to try reading it myself. I leave this recording here and I invite you to use Vocaroo to try recording the poem yourself.
Watch the video and practise repeating the poem and then record your voice using Vocaroo.  Then, if you want, you can share your recording in a comment to this post.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Vocabulary work: Match the words on the left with their definitions on the right.

1. Diverge(d)           a right to have something or get something from someone
2. Bend (bent)         to breathe out slowly and noisily, showing tiredness, sadness, etc.
3. Undergrowth       to (cause to) curve
4. Claim                  to follow a different direction
5. Sigh                    from this time
6. Hence                bushes, small trees and plants growing under the trees of a wood or

What are the base-forms of these past participles used in the poem?

· Worn
· Trodden

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