Christmas- Once in Royal David's City Rhyming Words

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: Religion
Grammar Topic: Functions & Text
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 13th Dec 2010

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Once in Royal David’s City Rhyming Words

Look at the lists of possible words below and:
a) Find which one in each list doesn’t rhyme
b) Choose the most suitable word from each list of the ones which do rhyme 
Then listen to the song or ask your teacher to check which word is used

Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for His bead/ bed/ dead/ fed/ head/ red / wed
Mary was that mother mild
Jesus Christ her little child/ dialled/ field/ filed/ piled/ riled/ tiled/ wild

He came down to earth from heaven
Who is God and Lord of all
And His shelter was a stable
And His cradle was a ball/ call/ doll/ fall/ hall/ stall
With the poor, and mean, and lowly
Lived on earth our saviour holy/ jolly/ wholly

For He is our childhood's pattern
Day by day, like us, He grew
He was little, weak, and helpless
Tears and smiles, like us He due/ few/ Jew/ knew/ new/ queue/ stew/ too/ two/ you
And He cares when we are sad
And he shares when we are add/ bad/ Dad/ fad/ glad/ had/ head/ lad/ mad/ sad

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love
For that Child so dear and gentle
Is our Lord in heaven above/ dove/ glove/ move/ shove 
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is bone/ con/ gone  

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Without looking at the lyrics above, write as many words as you can that rhyme with these  
words:
on: 
love:
sad
grew
lowly
all
mild
shed

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010

Try to think of Christmas words which rhyme with these words, then use them and/ or the  
rhymes from the last page to write a short song, poem or rap about Xmas

 bay/ lay/ may/ neigh/ pay/ 

 lift/ rift/

 bee/ gee/ he/ key/ knee/ me/ see

 (of) course/ force/ horse

 ache/ lake/ make/ rake/ sake/ take/ wake

 Fanta

 bores/ cause/ doors/ fours/ gauze/ gnaws/ jaws/ laws/ pause/ paws/ sores/ tours/ 

whores/ yours

 bard/ guard/ hard/ lard

 sinner/ winner

 boast/ ghost/ most/ post/ toast 

 heave/ leave/ peeve/ weave

 fights/ heights/ kites/ nights/ rights/ tights/ whites

 bar/ car/ far/ ha ha/ jar/ tar

 bog/ cog/ dog/ hog/ smog

 bye bye/ die/ guy/ hi/ lie/ my/ rye/ tie/ why

 docking/ knocking/ mocking/ rocking

 shelf/ self

 shelves/ selves

 dolly/ golly/ lolly

 better/ go-getter/ wetter

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010

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