LNF and writing idea 26

Writing idea: “What does it mean to be rich?” Discuss.

Read Banknotes by Mike Miodownick.

  1. What do you learn about money? [5 marks]
  2. Discuss precautions made against counterfeiting? [7marks]
  3. Explain how the use of money is changing [6marks]

Poetry task: Follower

What feelings does the narrator have towards his father in the poem and how does the writer present these feelings?


My father worked with a horse-plough,
His shoulders globed like a full sail strung
Between the shafts and the furrow.
The horse strained at his clicking tongue.

An expert. He would set the wing
And fit the bright steel-pointed sock.
The sod rolled over without breaking.
At the headrig, with a single pluck

Of reins, the sweating team turned round
And back into the land. His eye
Narrowed and angled at the ground,
Mapping the furrow exactly.

I stumbled in his hob-nailed wake,
Fell sometimes on the polished sod;
Sometimes he rode me on his back
Dipping and rising to his plod.

I wanted to grow up and plough,
To close one eye, stiffen my arm.
All I ever did was follow
In his broad shadow round the farm.

I was a nuisance, tripping, falling,
Yapping always. But today
It is my father who keeps stumbling
Behind me, and will not go away.

Seamus Heaney