Secundaria. Segundo grado.

Quest 2 Activity book

University of Dayton Publishing

Unit 6. A Dramatic Reading

Respuestas del libro

Before you start...

a-. Where are the people in the pictures?

Respuesta:

At school theaters

b-. What are the people doing in each picture?

Respuesta:

They are performing or practicing theater plays

c-. Have you ever watched a play? Where and when?

Respuesta:

(Escribe si alguna vez has ido al teatro y cuando y en donde)

d-. Have you ever been in a play? Where and when?

Respuesta:

(Escribe si has participado en alguna obra de teatro, donde y cuando)

A. Look at the pictures and identify the correct genres

First picture

Respuesta:

Tragedy

Second picture

Respuesta:

Comedy


Third picture

Respuesta:

Horror

Four picture

Respuesta:

Romance


C. Listen again. Then work in pairs and discuss the questions.

1-. How does the tone of voice help you identify the genre of the excerpt?

Respuesta:

Because with the voice you can identify the state of humor of the person that is speaking


2-. Where do you think the scenes are happening? How can you tell?

Respuesta:

(Escribe donde piensas que suceden las escenas y por qué)


3-. How did the actors transmit their emotions?

Respuesta:

(Escribe como los actores transmiten sus emociones)


4-. What do you think the story is behind each excerpt?

Respuesta:

(Anota de qué crees que trata cada extracto de historia)


D. Work in groups. Read the one-sentence synopses of some famous plays and discuss what genres they belong to.

1

Respuesta:

Tragedy

2

Respuesta:

Comedy

3

Respuesta:

Terror

4

Respuesta:

Romance

E. Read the excerpts from the scenes on page 70...

1

Respuesta:

Horror

2


Respuesta:

Tragedy

3

Respuesta:

Comedy


4

Respuesta:

Romance

With your partner, match the genres to the features.

Respuesta:

Horror Has situations...

Tragedy From good to worse

Romance Features a beautiful...

Comedy Presents stories or...

Horror Often the setting is...

Tragedy The main characters...

Comedy Use satire and irony...

Romance The plot usually…

Ver explicación
A. Read the play script and write the words next to the definitions

1

Respuesta:

Characters

2


Respuesta:

Setting

3

Respuesta:

Dialogue

4

Respuesta:

Act

5

Respuesta:

Stage directions

6

Respuesta:

Scene

C. With a partner, read the playscript again and circle the adjectives in the description.

Character 1

Respuesta:

Sam Billings because he looks sad or serious

Character 2

Respuesta:

Paul Doyle, because he is smiling

Character 3

Respuesta:

Julie Doyle because she has long hair

Character 4

Respuesta:

Ms. Daniels because is wearing formal clothes and glasses

A. Work in pairs. Look at the title of the article and make predictions

1-. What is a three-act structure?

Respuesta:

It is a story that contains the following elements: A setup, a confrontation and a resolution


2-. When and where is it used?

Respuesta:

When scriptwriters want to create successful stories.


B. Work in groups. Read the article again and agree on the meaning of the words in green.

Read the article again and agree on the meaning of the words in green.

Respuesta:

Hook: Designed to catch people’s attention

Plot point: Is a significant event that spins around the action

Subplot: a subordinade plote

Midpoint: The middle part of the play

Crisis: A time of great disagreement, confusion or suffering.

Climax: Most important or exciting point in a story

C. With your group, analyze a play or movie you have seen using the features of the three-act structure

Analize a play or movie...

Respuesta:

(Escoge una película y analiza con la estructura de 3 actos)


E. In pairs, read three scenes from a play. Underline the hook and the climax

Scene 1


Respuesta:

Hook: (Suddenly, a man Mrs Arkham- steps out of the shadows) you? I knew it was you. I’ve known for so long

Scene 3

Respuesta:

Climax: You shot my father! And you will pay!

-With your partner, use the article on page 74 analyze the scenes and discuss the questions and support your answer.

1-. How did you identify the hook and the climax

Respuesta:

Because in the first scene, the tragic moment that happens hooks you onto the story and the climax is the moment that you weren’t expecting

Ver explicación

2-. Which scene is the set up?

Respuesta:

The Scene 1 because it has an exciting scene that catches the reader’s attention.

3-. Which scene introduces the subplot?

Respuesta:

The scene 6 because it isn’t related directly to the main story but it keeps the story moving forward.


A. Work in pairs. Read the following script out loud and answer the questions.

1-. Where are the characters?

Respuesta:

In a house, between the living room and the kitchen


2-. What do you think the play is about?

Respuesta:

(Escribe de qué crees que se tratará la obra).


3-. What emotions and tone do you think the characters use? Why?

Respuesta:

Max at the start is serious and indifferent but after that he becomes annoyed, Lenny is exalted when he hears Max mad. 


C. Listen again and underline the correct options.

1-. What is Lenny's reaction in the first attempt?


Respuesta:

a)bored

2-. How is Mac's tone in the second attempt?

Respuesta:

b)polite


3-. What does the director ask Mac to use in the third attempt?

Respuesta:

a)Charm


D. Work in groups. Discuss the questions.

1-. How important is emotion and tone when reading a dramatic script?

Respuesta:

Very important because if the actor doesn’t modifies it voice the play would be boring

2-. What written elements in a script tell you the emotion of the characters?

Respuesta:

The stage directions, the notes in the dialogue

3-. How did you feel listening to the three different examples?

Respuesta:

(Escribe cómo te sentiste al escuchar los tres ejemplos)


4-. How do the examples change the audience's attitude towards the characters?

Respuesta:

Because the tone of voice and attitude of a character will determine the empathy of the public towards him.


E. Work in pairs. Read these excerpts from the script and analyze the underline words. Discuss with your partner which actions are long and which are short.

1-. Lenny is sitting on the sofa with a newspaper

Respuesta:

sitting is long because he is at the sofa and is something that is continuously happening


2-. He is wearing a dark suit

Respuesta:

wearing is also a long verb because it’s the clothes that he is wearing and the clothes are going to stay there


3-. Max comes in, from the direction of the kitchen

Respuesta:

Comes is short because it happens quickly, the action is happening


4-. He goes to the sideboard and opens the top drawer

Respuesta:

Goes is also quickly because the time it takes to reach and open the drawer is very little.


F. Work in pairs. Look at three scenes from plays and describe the actions.

(Tienes que describir qué es lo que está sucediendo en cada escena de acciones)

Respuesta:

Example: Scene 1: 3 teenagers and 1 adult are talking, the teenagers are standing and the adult is sitting at the table. It looks like the young men are playing a song for the adult.

A. Work in groups. Answer the questions.

1-. What problems do you could have giving a dramatized reading?

Respuesta:

(Escoge qué problemas crees que tendrías si leyeras un diálogo dramático)


2-. What can you do about these problems?

Respuesta:

(Escribe que puedes hacer para corregir estos problemas y hacerlo mejor)

C. Read the leaflet and underline the key advice.

(Subraya la información clave)

Respuesta:

-Focus on your mouth position for different sounds

-Make sure you stress the correct syllables and word to convey emotion

-Using gestures will also help you communicate your message

-Practice makes perfect

D. Work in groups and write a list of tips for giving a dramatic reading.

Tips

Respuesta:

  1. Give an introduction of the book
  2. Make gestures with your hands and face
  3. Speak loud and clear


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