Objectives: - to practise vocabulary on the topic;
- to stimulate studentsí creative thinking and imagination;
- to develop studentsí listening, reading and speaking skills;
- to encourage pupils to work in groups and pairs;
- to develop pupilsí communication skills;
Equipment: various texts, cards on the topic, notebook, multimedia projector, presentation.
I.Introduction (slide #1)
Today we are going to talk about cinema and theatre. Cinema and TV films have become an important part in our life. We like going to the theatre too. But we can do it very rarely, because there is no theatre in our town. It's a pity, but I think that you have a good imagination and it will be easy to communicate with you during our lesson.
1.Speaking. Revising vocabulary. (slide #2)
T: Look at the following pictures.
-What do they mean?
-What can we speak about looking at them?
O.K. Weíll speak about cinema and theatre.
-What do they teach us?
(Studentsí possible answers: live in friendship, they teach us how to live, make friends, laugh, cry, frighten, surprise).
Look at the screen. What are cinema and theatre for you? Give your suggestions.
Complete these Mind-Maps. (slides #3,4)
Look! Did your opinions coincide with mine? OK. To my mind we think the same.
T: What kinds of films do you like to watch? (slide #5)
Give your opinions: (amusing, amazing, sad, dull, absorbing, interesting, sentimental ect.)
-What genres do you like best of all? - Look at the fragments of films and solve the crossword puzzle with the names of genres. (slides #6,7,8)
T: Letís check up your hometask. Youíve prepared projects about your favourite actors, actresses, films,theatres. Give some information about them. (studentsí answers).
We like TV shows too, especially ĎíCandied Cameraíí. (slide #9)
Ira Korneliuk has written a funny poem and wants to read it.
T: You see that there so many famous actors and films in the world.
-What can tell you that the film is good? (the production company, the producer, the cast, the advertisement, the content of the film,, the genre, the screen version of the favourite book).
Now compare your answers. (slide #10)
Films can have a good or bad impact on us.
-What are positive and negative sides of watching films? (slide #11)
favourite, terrible, exciting, amazing, boring, funny, sad, relaxing, depressing, interesting, frightened, amusing, useful, horrible, good, romantic, unusual, kind, bad, violence, finding out a new facts, dependence on TV, entertainment, waste of time, new emotions.
Make up a table.
T: When do you watch TV? What is the best time to watch a film? When do you like watching films?
Weíve already known much about cinema/now letís speak about theatre. Do you know how the theatre appeared? (slide #12)
4.Reading. Group work.
T: Letís read the text ĎElizabethan Theatreí. (slide #13)
Tell your classmates anything you know about the theatre.
Read the text.
In Shakespeare's times rich people employed companies of actors. There were no actresses. Young women's parts were played by boys and older women's parts were played by the company's clowns. All the actors were at the same time musicians and dancers.
Actors first began performing to the public in inn yards. The first theatre was built by James Burbage. It was simply called the Theatre. Burbage's son Richard became the country's leading actor who played a lot of parts in Shakespeare plays.
The Elizabethan Theatre usually was a round building with the stage in the centre open to the sky with a central area for a standing audience. People bought seats in the galleries round the sides. If the weather was too bad, there was no performance.
The English Renaissance Theatre declined after the death of Shakespeare.
Are the statements true or false?
1) In Shakespeare's times poor people employed companies of actors. --------
2) Young women played boys' parts. ----------
3) All the actors were at the same time musicians and dancers. ----------
4) The first theatre was simply called the Theatre. ----------
5) The Elizabethan Theatre usually was a round building with the stage in the centre open to the sky with a central area for a standing audience. ---------
6) The performance took place in any weather. ------------
Tell some sentences about this theatre.
T: Make up mini dialogues about theatre.
We have no theatre in our town, but we have a theatre studio in our District Building of Culture. Our students go there and play roles in different fairytales. Ira is a member of this studio. She wants to advertise it. Please! (slide #14)
We have our class theatre studio too. Every year we perform different plays. Today we want to show you a small fragment from the fairytale ĎLittle Red Riding Hoodí. But first of all letís relax.
T: We are tired. Listen to the song ĎLittle Red Riding Hoodí and dance. (clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABBBtXYGwHY)
8.Fragment from the fairy tale ĎLittle Red Riding Hoodí.
T: Letís give an opportunity to our artists show their talents. (slides #15-21)
(Grandson plays in the room. Grandmother comes in.)
Grandmother: Dan, what are you doing? Itís late! Why donít you go to bed?
Dan: Oh, Granny, tell me a tale, please.
Granny: No, no. You should go to bed.
Dan: My dear Granny, please, just one...
Granny: Well, OK, but only one. I hope youíll enjoy it.
(Red Riding Hood makes bubbles.)
R.R.H.: Hello, everybody! Iím Mary but my nickname is Red Riding Hood because of my Red Hood. My Granny made it for my last birthday.
(Mother comes in. Red Riding Hood is beading.)
Mother: Red Riding Hood! Where are you?
R.R.H.: Iím here, Mummy. Whatís the matter?
Mother: What are you doing?
R.R.H.: Iím beading.
Mother: Donít you know that today is your Grannyís birthday?
R.R.H.: Of course, I remember it. Iím making a pre-sent for her. Look! Do you like it?
Mother: Itís great! I like it very much!
R.R.H.: Do you have a present for Granny?
Mother: Yes, I do. But youíll see it later. When you finish, take this basket with buns, bananas, oranges, juice and honey to your Granny.
R.R.H.: All right, Mummy.
Mother: Red Riding Hood! Be very careful! Donít stop in the wood! The main thing is donít speak to anybody on the way, especially to Big Bad Wolf.
R.R.H.: OK, Mummy. Donít worry. Goodbye.
(In the wood. Red Riding Hood is picking up flowers.)
R.R.H.: Oh, how nice it is here! The sun is shining. The sky is blue. The birds are singing. The bee; are buzzing. Oh, I love summer so much!
Hereís the beehive. Where are the bees? Hidden away where nobody sees. Look at them! One, two, three.
(Bees fly in turn.)
R.R.H.: Three busy bees on a lovely spring day. This one says...
Bee 1: Letís fly away!
R.R.H.: This one says...
Bee 2: And weíll make some honey!
R.R.H.: This one says...
Bee 3: A good thing that itís warm and sunny!
R.R.H.: So the busy bees went flying along Singing and dancing a happy honeybee song.
(Bees are dancing. Rabbit appears.)
Rabbit: One little honeybee by my nose flew. Soon came another ó then there were two.
Two happy honeybees in the apple tree/ One more bee came buzzing up then there were three.
Bee 1: Buzz! Goes the bee hour after hour. Buzz! Goes the bee From flower to flower.
Bee 2: Sucking out the nectar flying home. Storing up the nectar In the honey comb.
Bee 3: Buzz! Goes the bee making honey so sweet. Bee makes the honey that you love to eat.
(Bees fly away.)
Rabbit: Oh, R.R.H.! Iím very glad to see you!
R.R.H.: So am I.
Rabbit: Where are you going all alone in the wood? Are you carrying your tasty buns somewhere?
They smell delicious. I could smell them a mile from here.
R.R.H.: Iím going to my Granny. She has a birthday today. Letís go with me.
Rabbit: OK. I ím very glad for your invitation. I think your Granny weíll be happy to see us.
T: The performance is over. Now we go to the café to eat, to drink coffee and discuss the play of actors.
Our café is magic, because weíll practise our grammar too.
9.Practising grammar. Group work.
Take these cards , read the sentences and put the words into the correct form. (slide #22)
A: Letís 1)... (to go) and 2)... (to buy) some lemonade or juice, I 3) ... (to like) drinking something during an interval.
B: That 4)... (to be) a good idea. I 5)... (to feel) thirsty too.
A: Well, Ann, and how do you 6) ... (to like) the play?
B: The acting 7)... (to be) perfect, to my mind. Why, it 8)... (not to seem) like acting! Each actor 9)... (to perform) his part so realistically, so true to life.
A: No wonder. The company of this theatre 10)... (to be) really outstanding. Besides, tonight an all-star cast 11)... (to play).
B: Yes, indeed. I 12)... (completely to carry) away by their acting.
A: And the scenery 13)... (to be) superb.
B: Yes, especially in the first scene of the second act.
A: Here 14) ... (to be) the refreshment stand. Letís 15)... (to drink) some grape juice.
T: We not only watched a play but practised our grammar and language too.
T: What was our lesson about?
What activities did you like best of all?
What must we do in order to be good lovers of art?