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An Inspector Calls – The Story  by J. B. Priestley - Reading Comprehension Text

An Inspector Calls – The Story by J. B. Priestley - Reading Comprehension Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of J. B. Priestley's play "An Inspector Calls" that explores love, morals and infidelity in the materialistic culture of the 1910s. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a gap filling exercise and a character match exercise. After completeing the exercises, students are given questions on materialism to answer in class. 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. Please note that a full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Alice in Wonderland - Play script

Alice in Wonderland - Play script

This play script has been based on the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. With loveable and well known characters, lots of fun and action, this piece is a great choice for a school or drama club production. It has been written with some musical numbers being suggested throughout, although these can be changed to suit your cast/facilities. There are 17 speaking roles of varying sizes and a chorus can be added to suit. This makes it accessible to both small and large schools and groups. Please contact me via my shop if you have any queries. This particular script is © to PMarshall at SoundsDramatic. All Rights Reserved. Purchase of this script gives usage to perform within your school, but may not be shared or passed on outwith. For repeated performances, please purchase the school licence.
pammyc
Timon of Athens - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Timon of Athens - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of "Timon of Athens" based on William Shakespeare's famous play. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, a True or False exercise and a word search exercise. 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
The Tempest - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

The Tempest - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of "The Tempest" based on William Shakespeare's famous play. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, a True or False exercise and a character match exercise. 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
As You Like It - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

As You Like It - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of "As You Like It" based on William Shakespeare's famous love story. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, a True or False exercise, a word search, and a character match exercise. 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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" based on William Shakespeare's famous comedy. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, a True or False exercise, a "fill in the gaps" text on Shakespeare's life and a character match exercise. The handout also includes some questions/ speaking prompts. 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
Book Sumaries - Reading Comprehension Texts - based on popular novels / plays

Book Sumaries - Reading Comprehension Texts - based on popular novels / plays

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets based on different novels and plays. These handouts are suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore summarize different novels and plays in story-form. After carefully reading each story, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

This script is perfect for VISUAL LEARNERS as it is narrated in rhyme as an alphabet poem 26 key words represented by an illustrated letter which is displayed when the keyword is mentioned. Perfect for SPECIAL NEEDS, especially HEARING IMPAIRED as actions are included for the children to do together to represent the word. The story can be ‘walked through’ by actors without speaking parts, although the script also includes 9 simple optional songs too, some of which offer opportunities for character solos if you choose to use them in that way. The songs that are included are particularly well suited for young children, using familiar children's tunes with very simple repetitive lyrics. The lack of necessary stage movement would make it ideal for GROUPS WITH DISABILITIES. Doing the actions as a group would be well suited to any individuals who don’t like the personal pressure or attention of a ‘performance’. The script is easier for THOSE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS, as the illustrated letters act as a visual prompt and the option of including the 'Action Superstar' can act as a demonstration for the group to copy. There is also an option (which is great fun and I highly recommend) of including an ‘Instructor’ who interacts with the audience in a pantomime style and the already mentioned ‘Action Superstar’ who demonstrates each of the actions to the 26 keywords mentioned during the story. This would make it perfect to PERFORM TO OR AS A WHOLE SCHOOL with the instructor getting the rest of the children to join in, assuming you have someone confident enough to take the instructor role. The Instructor, a sort of pantomime style character, holds signs up for the audience at the appropriate moments (or for the rest of the children/choir etc) to say (‘NO’, ‘AH!’ ‘SH’ etc). In true pantomime style, the response isn’t good enough and the Instructor, also using rhyme and rhythm, tells them so (eg, “That really isn’t good enough…let’s have another ‘ah!’ Remember, he’s the cutest baby that you’ve seen by far!”) I have included a large portion of the script as a preview below to give you a feel of how it will work, together with a copy of the free alphabet poem which is included with the script. The script itself can be obtained from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com for £9.95 and includes the instantly downloadable script, 9 simple songs using familiar childrens tunes and easily remembered words, sheet music plus mp3 backing tracks, the free Christmas Story Alphabet Poem, and my trademark Alphabet Nativity Roll Call Poem, which gives everyone the opportunity to stand and take a bow and respond in 'register' style. This is a great opportunity to include several aspects and forms of poetry in your curriculum (eg. alphabet poem, story poem, a play in rhyme and rhythm, using nursery rhyme tunes for the songs) and can be used for INCLUSION OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS.
angelaspoems
Simple Nativity Play: preparation done ready to just print and distribute.

Simple Nativity Play: preparation done ready to just print and distribute.

The Simplest Nativity Play Ever has up to 19 short speaking parts of a couple of rhyming lines which make everyone feel special and are very simple to remember. It doesn't need reducing if you don't fill all of the parts and will work for all ages, including mixed age groups and special needs. Great for getting away with stage fright moments. Extremely adaptable. Every person's part has a 'script prompt card' ready for you to print off and distribute. The play can be performed at short notice with little or even NO REHEARSAL if necessary. The narrator tells the story in rhyme and rhythm and every actor's lines are preceded with obvious prompts like : The innkeeper listened, while Joseph said..... “Do you have a room and a lovely warm bed?” The direction is simple and built into the rhyming play eg...So Mary and Joseph will you start to walk? And if you don’t mind we’ll (I’ll) continue to talk. Choice of 2 endings: biblical or more general Christmas message. No music is included but appropriate carols are suggested , or just omit songs or use past familiar favourites. A rhyme and rhythm Nativity Roll Call Poem is included at the end of the play giving an opportunity for each individual to stand and take a bow. The Unending Christmas Story is a story poem included as a summary of the message of the play. I have used the script myself and am available by email for suggestions to help with tackling any specific difficulties. The large script preview gives a better idea of the script and how to use it. The full play is provided as an instantly downloadable, editable word document for £9.95 WITH NO EXTRAS, AND NO LICENCE FEE from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com, including all of the preprepared scripts prompts which are ready to simply print and distribute. Lots of other free poems (purpose written to compliment the national curriculum) are available from my free educational poetry website for teachers and children www.angelaspoems.com.
angelaspoems
Moanas Missing Christmas Tree Pantomime Script for 6-12 year olds

Moanas Missing Christmas Tree Pantomime Script for 6-12 year olds

Moana has returned to visit her parents for Christmas only to wake up one morning to find their magic Christmas tree has been stolen by the Grinch! They must climb Mount Crumpit to retrieve it in time for their party or Christmas will be ruined! This is an original script I created for my 7-11 year olds Acting course through their suggestions. There are 2 very flexible song suggestions and 2 dance suggestions: these can be performed / changed / adapted however the director sees fit.
kirstyday86