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The Merchant of Venice - based on William Shakespeare's play - Reading Comprehension

The Merchant of Venice - based on William Shakespeare's play - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story/ plot summary of The Merchant of Venice based on William Shakespeare's famous play. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, gap filling and character match exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Be Careful What You Wish For - class script and workshop activities

Be Careful What You Wish For - class script and workshop activities

When a group of children stumble into an abandoned castle, they soon realise they are not alone. Greeted by wishes on the walls, gate keepers and a some blank pages, the group are granted one wish each, but some put more thought into it than others... This 25 play is suitable as a class read for workshopping, or as a script for performance. It's accompanied by a empathy based workshop entitled 'Facing Your Fears' with lots of drama exercises and activities for the group. *performance rights for the script must be purchased via the publisher: http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/Authors/Author.aspx?iIA=446
jbous
Summer Assembly for Key Stage One

Summer Assembly for Key Stage One

Summer Assembly for Key Stage One Sunshine and the seaside - how can you not love the summer? Have a word with our poor narrator - first it's hay fever and then ... that wasp! Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down. Duration - around 10 minutes, though this can be extended with the addition of suggested poems. This is one of a collection of assemblies on The Seasons - the others all available separately (Autumn, Winter and Spring) from this website and www.plays-r-ussell.com Sample Text: (Sound of another kind of buzzing) (Whole cast fling their arms around, in agitation) (Enter wasp, Child 29) Narrator: Oh dear! Just when everything was so perfect! A wasp! Wasp: Hey! That’s not very nice! Narrator: And neither are you! Always making a nuisance of yourself! Wasp: Well, I do love those picnics! Narrator: But we don’t love you! Especially not your stings! Wasp: Well, (looking at the cast) if you wouldn’t all wave your arms around! That just gets me really angry! Narrator: And there’s nothing worse than an angry wasp! (Narrator swats wasp away with a piece of newspaper) Narrator: Be off with you!
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Hedda Gabler - Detailed Notes

Hedda Gabler - Detailed Notes

Essay plans/detailed revision notes for the set and ALL characters in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. Including historical background, costume, audience response and more.
Eviefbuller
Winter Assembly or Class Play for Key Stage I

Winter Assembly or Class Play for Key Stage I

Winter Assembly for Key Stage One Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down Duration: Around 10 - 15 minutes. This length can be extended by the addition of suggested poems. Brrrr! .... surely there's a bit more to be said about winter than this?! Well, if left to our cast it would just be the sound of snoring - any excuse to follow the lead of that hibernating hedgehog. Fortunately, you can always rely on a bit of Disney to revive flagging spirits - plus some snowball fights and a few words from our rockin robin! This is one of a set of plays on The Seasons - all available as separate purchases. Sample Text (Enter group of children all dressed in winter clothes) Child 23 – 27: (Together) We’re all warm! Narrator: And how is that? Child 23: I have a warm woolly hat! Child 24: I have a warm woolly scarf! Child 25: I have warm woolly gloves! Child 26: I have warm woolly socks and welly boots! Child 27: And we all have Child 23 – 27: Warm woolly coats to keep us warm! (Exit group of children) Narrator: Hmm! Warm and woolly seems to work! Music 5 Rockin Robin – Michael Jackson (Enter Robin/Child 28 dancing to song that is sung by rest of the cast) Narrator: (Applauding) Well, that was very upbeat! (To robin) You don’t seem to have any problems with the cold weather! Robin: Well, it’s not always easy, you know! And I am always grateful to those kind people that leave me food out in their gardens! Narrator: Well, you are our favourite national bird Robin: And those Christmas cards just wouldn’t be the same without me, right? Narrator: Right! (Exit Robin) (Sound of loud snoring, from the cast) Narrator: Hey! What’s going on? Music 6 All I have to do is dream – Everly Brothers (Optional excerpt – first couple of bars) (Enter very sleepy hedgehog/Child 29) Hedgehog: (Rubbing eyes) Oh! Where’s my bed? I must have sleepwalked off, by mistake!
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