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ELS Burgas – The Fisherman & The Goatfish


An original poem about water pollution, speaking with the voice of a goatfish and pleading to keep its home, the seawater, clean.

Questions for listening comprehension:

1) Which popular fairy tale has a similar title?
2) What is there in the eyes of the goatfish?
3) Is the goatfish happy?
4) Why is the goatfish alone?
5) What blocks the sun?
6) Why are all the fish hungry and poor?
7) What leaks from the big tankers?
8) What is the dream of the goatfish?
9) Where is the home of the goatfish?
10) Do you think that the fisherman lets the goatfish go back into the sea?
11) Do you know a film about finding a lost clownfish? What is its name?

Optional: A worksheet that offers the text of the poem, with follow-up tasks. See the first LINK below.
Optional: A lesson plan with ideas on how to use the text and the audio. See the second LINK below.


The podcast contains an original poem, written by Valentina Atanasova, teacher at the “Geo Milev” English Language School in Burgas, Bulgaria. It was recorded by the author of the poem.


This podacst explores
the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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