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Lesson Starters and Resources - Drama and Media

This is a collection of KS3 English lesson starters.

The videos can be used to inspire speaking and listening tasks with students.

They are presented here as one full length version and as a collection of clips, to help you pick which ones you want to use.


Performing a Monologue: Gestures

  • This video features actor Prunella Scales who helps a student to workshop her monologue, and and then offers advice.

Performing a Monologue: Voice

  • A Drama student is told how to emphasise the right words and phrases of his speech so that its meaning isn’t lost on the audience.

Writing a Monologue: Crush

  • A monologue that can be shown in secondary English as an example of a comic script.


2 Media Stories: The Advert and The Soap

  • Key professionals involved in the creation of aTV advert and the BBC soap Holby City explain in detail how and why key decisions were taken during their production.

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