A poet explains the difference between school and education

Suli Breaks is the name of a spoken word artist from London. One of his videos went viral about a year ago. Here are two versions of it for you to watch, think about, compare, and talk or write about.

This one will be easier to understand because you can read along as he speaks.

This one is his original video, and it will help your understanding because parts of the story are acted out.


If you want to learn more, here’s an article about him, and about this spoken word poem, from The Independent: “Suli Breaks: The secret of success? Forget exams – it’s all about getting the Breaks”

And another of his videos: “Why I Hate School But Love Education”

Here’s a link with lyrics to the second video above, if you want to be able to read the whole thing. I haven’t checked it all for accuracy, but that might be a good listening comprehension activity for you.


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