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The Movement
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The poets of the so-called 'Movement'
A: came from the 'coming class', that is, the lower-middle class empowered by the post-war Labour government.
B: were mostly Latin teachers.
C: were in line with some of the previous trends of British poetry.
D: graduated at provincial universities.
E: were nicknamed 'University Wits'.
F: were right-oriented.
G: were apolitical.
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Round-up
Match the main trends in contemporary poetry with their key words.

1. The Movement: ________
2. The Group: ________
3. Poetry of the underground: ________
4. The Liverpool poets: ________
5. The Martians: ________
6. Northern Ireland poetry: ________
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The Movement
Complete the text with the correct information.

1. Philip ________ and Thom Gunn were two of the most representative poets of the Movement.
2. The poets of the Movement reacted against the cosmopolitan intellectualism of T.S. Eliot and ________.
3. They refused the political commitment of the poets of the ________.
4. They did not share Dylan ________'s romanticism and obscure symbolism.
5. They showed a tendency towards cultural ________.
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The Movement
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The poets of the Movement were characterised by British insularity.
B: Their poetry was irrational and surrealist.
C: Their themes were drawn from fairy tales.
D: They used simple and concrete language.
E: They employed conventional metres and traditional forms.
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The Group
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

The poets of the Group did not have a programme or manifesto. Some of their works appeared in 1973 in A Group Anthology, a collection where they accused the Movement poets of ignoring the real old problems, such as WWII, the logging camps and the threat of nuclear war. According to the Group poets, the Movement poets had withdrawn into the fake world of insularity, decency and politeness. The most promising poet of the Group was Ted Hughes. His cruel and violent poetry revealed his meanness.
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Poetry of the underground
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The 'underground' poetry developed in the mid-Sixties from the poetry-and-jazz ________ of the previous decade.
2. They were associated with rock music, festivals and ________.
3. The most famous ________ this group was linked to were the ones that took place on the Isle of Wight in 1968 and at Woodstock in 1969.
4. These poets were involved in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and anti-Vietnam War ________.
5. Thanks to them, poetry became popular among ordinary people, especially the young, who saw them as their ________.
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The Liverpool poets
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Liverpool became one of the new provincial centres of ________.
2. The city became the ________ capital of the music revolution of the period.
3. This revolution was led by The ________.
4. Three of the main poets of this group were Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and ________.
5. They were also called '________ poets', because they were so extremely influenced by this music genre.
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The Liverpool poets
Tick the words or phrases related to the Liverpool poets.
A: Young.
B: University.
C: Gospel.
D: Simple language.
E: Personal feelings.
F: Violent protest.
G: Innocent protest.
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The Martians
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. There were no ________ figures in the 1970s and the 1980s.
2. In general, the ________ poets were the last important poetical movement of the period.
3. The only ________ were the 'Martians'.
4. The poets Craig Raine and Christopher Reid belonged to this ________.
5. The group's name was taken from the title of a ________ by Raine.
6. This collection showed ________ scenarios through the eyes of a Martian.
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Northern Ireland poetry
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The poets of this group were active in the 1970s.
B: They turned back to their past.
C: They included the Nobel Prize winner T.S. Eliot.
D: They refused the idea of nature as the locus of Ireland's historical memory.
E: They tackled political and private themes.
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