Lesson 15: All Things Bright and Beautiful

Can you think of anything that is bright and shining?
If you look up at the sky, you will see the blazing sun. A clear night sky offers an
ever-changing display of brilliant objects- stars, constellations, and the moon. If
you look down on the ground, you could see a brightly coloured flower. Yesterday
I saw a swallowtail butterfly, called a common bluebottle. The turquoise blue on its
wings shimmered.
A bride’s jewellery is always bright and sparkling.
So is her smile.
The definition of an optimist is someone who looks on the bright side of life.

1. Name four objects that are bright.
2. Name four words that rhyme with bright.
3. Please give a list of things that are bright.
4. Why is the bride’s smile bright? (Please answer in full sentences.)
5. There are several synonyms for ‘bright’ in the text above. Can you find them?
Please make a sentence with each of them.

B) Name the opposites:
bright –
beautiful –
day –
noisy –
big –
fast –
dry –
hot –
love –
blunt –

C) A poem, to read and enjoy
Please look this poem up on the Internet, and you will find that it has many more

All Things Bright and Beautiful
By Cecil Frances Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

Revised July 2020

Audio courtesy Tara Kriplani: