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PERFORMANCES

(Evans V., Dooley J. Mission. Coursebook. Book 1. – Newbury: Express Publishing, 2000. – P. 18-20)

Task1. Think of as many words as possible related to the theme "performances". What forms of entertainment do you prefer?

Task 2. You are going to read some information about performances at an arts centre. For questions (22-35) choose from the performances (A-H). Some of the per­formances may be chosen more than once. When more than one answer is required, these may be given in any order. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Which performance(s) would you recommend for someone who:

would like to see an unusual show? 0 ___E__  
likes dancing? 22 _______  
likes dramatic love stories? 23 _______  
would like to listen to some songs whose words have come from famous writers? 24 _______   25 _______  
likes songs from musicals? 26 _______ 27 ______
likes plays that aren't performed entirely by actors?   28 _______   29 ______
likes dramatic action? 30 _______ 31 ______
likes live groups of singers? 32 _______ 33 _______
likes Welsh singers and songs?    
would appreciate a new interpretation of a classic story?   34 _______  
would like to see a group of rising stars live?   35 _______  

Task 3. Look at the following words in bold in the text and try to explain them: memorable, blend with, delivered with, vocal coach, manipulating, tames, swallows, opaque, twinkle, anguish, to pursue, animates, coarse

Task 4. Fill in the appropriate word(s) from the list. Use the word(s) only once: overflowing, a gift, vocal, to die, eccentric, performing, a memorable, major, climbed.

1 ……………for singing 6 ………….. professor

2 .................... journey 7 He........ high on the ladder of success

3 .................... a play 8 ............ in a duel

4 ................... passion 9 ................ talent

5 ……………role

Task 5. Fill in the blanks with the following verbs: to perform, to act, to play, to execute

1 …………. on behalf of 4 …………… a traitor

2 .................... tennis 5 ............ an opera

3 ........... an operation 6 ................ a plan

 

Task 6. Fill in the gaps with the appropriate word from the list: villains, evil, passion, breathtaking, captures, masterpiece, director, winner, plot, cast, sensational, contemporary

"Batman Forever"

"Batman Forever" is the third Batman film, and has an incredible 1)…………. of stars. Two Face, played by Oscar 2)…………..Tommy Lee Jones, and the Riddler, played by the out­rageous Jim Carey, are the 3)………. of the story. Batman (played by Val Kilmer), is aided by Robin (played by Chris O'Donnell), in the fight to save Gotham City from 4)…………. characters. The 5)…………. is full of 6)........................................................................... thrills and 7)…………… action. There is a touch of 8)……………. as Dr Meridan (Nicole Kidman) falls in love with the hero while research­ing his past. Tim Burton, the 9)…………… of the previous Batman films, has handed over his position to Joel Schumacher who 10) ……………… the humour and adventure in the plot, adding his own personal touch. In this sense, it is a modern 11)………………….. , well worth going to see. Viewers will be sitting on the edge of their seats throughout this 12)…………………… film.



 

Task 7. Talk about a play or a performance you've recently been to. Talk about it bearing in mind the following key points: title, actors, director, description/evaluation of the plot, comments on music/atmosphere etc, positive or negative view


 

 

Self-study 2


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