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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
Comedy - Charlie Chaplin

Comedy - Charlie Chaplin

A week's worth of lessons (4) on silent movies, with a focus on Charlie Chaplin. Includes a full PowerPoint presentation, a sequencing activity, an activity requiring students to read facial expressions, and a comprehension activity.
QTPie
Comedy - Jesters

Comedy - Jesters

Written for a low ability Year 8 group and worked really well. A week's worth of lessons (4), looking at early comedy in the form of courtroom jesters. Associated sheets and resources also included. Activities include 'a day in the life', designing your own jester, and creating a job advertisement.
QTPie
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
Vocal skills  audit

Vocal skills audit

A handy grid that can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses within the voice.This can then be used as a way of focusing on how to improve your own voice
cathydarcy