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TWO-SENTENCE STORIES 1 In pairs, watch these home-made videos based on fantastic two-sentence stories and answer: Which of these videos reminds you of one of the stories on page 96? Discuss your answer with another pair. 1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcfDJhtQHvI 2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFuSavQmyeU 3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wbKpjYOB48 4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QJlkaFUa44 2 In pairs, cut and order the lines to make two-sentence stories. The pair that finishes first is the winner. Then add one more sentence to each story.

Story 1: But Mum says that

Mum killed him.

My brother says that

I haven’t got a brother.

Story 2: When she gets to the stairs, her mum pulls her into her room

A girl hears her mum call her name from the kitchen,

so she stands up and starts to run.

and says, ‘I heard that, too and it wasn’t me.’

Story 3:

Then I moved in bed and, by accident,

I woke up when I heard through the baby monitor*

my wife’s voice singing a lullabyΔ to my child.

my arm touched my wife’s, sleeping next to me.

lullaby: a song you sing to a baby when you want them to sleep * baby monitor: a device transmitting sounds (and sometimes video images) from a baby’s room to elsewhere in a house

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TWO-SENTENCE STORIES 3 In groups of three or four students, imagine you are judges for a competition of fantastic two-sentence stories. Look for two-sentence stories on YouTube and choose the one you like the most. Share your story with your classmates. Then vote for the best story as a class. If your story takes the first place, your group wins. 4 In pairs, read the definitions. Discuss the meaning with your teacher. Then read the two-sentence stories below and underline the anticlimactic sentence in each story. Explain why they are anticlimactic.

What is an anticlimax? An anticlimax is a conclusion that goes against the reader’s expectations. What is a cliffhanger? A cliffhanger is an abrupt end where the main character is left in a difficult situation.

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1 I got home, tired after a long day’s work and ready for a relaxing night alone. I reached for the light switch but another hand was already there.

The ugly face looks at me through my kitchen window. I live on the 19th floor.

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2 This morning I found a photo on my mobile phone of me sleeping comfortably last night. I live alone.

I go upstairs to check on my sleeping baby. The window is open and the bed is empty.

5 I’m in bed and with my feet out of the covers. I feel a cold hairy hand touch my feet.

5 In small groups, write a fantastic two-sentence story. Remember to mention the setting (the place and time of your story) in any of your sentences. Share your work with the rest of the class.

In this sentence mention your main character (most important person in your story) and an action your main character does. Everything must be ordinary or everyday so that the reader does not suspect what is going to happen next. In this sentence, you mention an anticlimactic action or fact that the reader does not expect. The sentence must not tell us how the main character solves the situation (cliffhanger).

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ADVENTURE STORY 1 In groups of three or four students, complete the two parts of Robinson’s diary with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the present simple, the past simple or going to for intentions.

Dear Diary, My name (1) (be) Robinson Crusoe. I belong to a traditional family. My father (2) (encourage) me to study law but instead, I (3) (go) to sea with a friend. My first travel (4) (be) successful. On a second sea travel, some Moorish pirates enslaved me and (5) (take) me to Africa first and then to Brazil. I am in Brazil at the moment. I am the owner of a big plantation. Tomorrow, I (6) (travel) again to Africa to get slaves.

Robinson

Dear Diary, Two days ago, in the Atlantic Ocean, there (7) (be) a terrible storm with a hurricane and the crew (8) (decide) to get in a lifeboat. Unfortunately, the lifeboat capsized in the sea and I (9) (be) the only survivor because I (10) (reach) an island. I (11) (be) lucky. I was the only one who knew to swim well. Tomorrow morning, I (12) (build) a place where to live.

Robinson 2 Robinson wrote a list of the objects he rescued from the ship. In pairs, complete the list with words from the box.

I have... hammock pistols towels a parrot

• (1)

to cut food,

• a (2)

to sleep,

• a (3)

to read,

pens Bible

• (4)

to plant,

knives

• (5)

to get warm,

• (6)

to build my house,

blankets

tools seeds

• (7)

gunpowder ink

• (9)

and (8) and (10)

to hunt, to write with.

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ADVENTURE STORY 3 Watch the trailer of Robinson Crusoe at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nXblCMnetI. Then write True (T) or False (F). 1 Robinson writes in his diary. 2 Sharks swim near the ship. 3 Robinson is travelling alone on the ship. 4 Robinson finds many footprints. 5 Robinson sees many cannibals with their victim. 6 Robinson saves Friday. 7 Robinson and Friday become enemies. 4 Watch the trailers of the following Robinsonades and complete the table. Put a tick (✔) next to the objects you can see in the trailers and a cross (✘) next to the ones that are missing. Cast Away www.youtube.com/watch?v=4olwbrY2kwE

Survivor – Season 1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhKQBTJME5o

Life of Pi www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Hjrs6WQ8M

Lost – Season 1 fan-made www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTu8iDynwNc

The Swiss Family Robinson www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2b9MQ7vGL4

Lord of the Flies www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnCn2VTzY90

There is / are…

Cast Away

Life of Pi

The Swiss Family Robinson

Survivor

Lost

Lord of the Flies

a shipwreck a raft an island animals a fire a hut many castaways

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ADVENTURE STORY 5 Watch the trailers again and tick (✔) the correct options in each column.

Cast Away Voice-over (voice that narrates the story) Music

Pace

Dialogue

Special effects

The Swiss Family Robinson

Life of Pi

Survivor

Lost

Lord of the Flies

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

slow

slow

slow

slow

slow

slow

quick

quick

quick

quick

quick

quick

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

6 Complete the sentences with the Robinsonades you watched. Try not to repeat them.

In my opinion,

is more entertaining than .

is more boring than

.

The most entertaining Robinsonade is

The most boring Robinsonade is

.

.

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ROMEO AND JULIET 1 In pairs, cut out the slips of paper and put Romeo and Juliet’s dialogue in order.

… If Romeo is no longer Romeo, he will still be perfect. Romeo: What can I do? Hear or speak? Romeo: I am not Romeo and I am not a Montague if you hate both. Juliet: Oh, Romeo, Romeo! Where are you? Why is your name Romeo? Say you don’t want your father and your name… Romeo: I hate my name because it is your enemy. … Forget about your family and change your name. If you don’t, I will not be a Capulet any longer. Romeo: She speaks! Oh, speak again, angel! Juliet: It is only your name that is my enemy. What is a name? When we use another name to call a rose, it still smells sweet… Juliet: Who is there? I heard very few words from you but I know the sound of your voice… Juliet: Ah! … Are you Romeo and a Montague? 2 In pairs, rewrite Romeo and Juliet’s conversation. Then say who says each sentence. 1 My

will

2 The is 3 Who is 4 5 If you

you if they

you here!

me. you?

me. me,

it.

6 What can I do?

or

7 If you want to

me,

. send me a

tomorrow.

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ROMEO AND JULIET 3 Watch two different film adaptations of the balcony scene at www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qao2xINsE and www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK11GlFhUSc, and draw a comic of the scene. Remember to use speech . Then show your comic strip to the class. , thought bubbles and captions bubbles 4 In pairs, read the definition and Gnomeo and Juliet. What is a parody? A parody is an imitation of a particular writer, genre or text that produces a comic effect. For example, Gnomeo and Juliet is a parody.

O Gnomeo, Gnomeo, Are we really doomed1, Gnomeo, To never see each other again? Why must you wear a blue hat? Why couldn’t2 it be red like my father’s, Or… or green like a leprechaun3? Or purple like some um… like, uh… Like some weird guy4? I mean, what’s in a gnome? Because You are blue, my father sees red5, And because I’m red, I’m feeling blue6. 1 doomed: marked with bad luck

4 weird guy: strange man

2 couldn’t: past of can’t

5 to see red: to be angry

3 leprechaun: in traditional Irish stories, a very small man believed to have magic powers

6 to feel blue: to feel sad

5 Watch a passage of Gnomeo and Juliet at www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6HpUndEtP8. Then, in pairs, put a tick (✔) next to the characteristics of parody that apply to the animation. Why is Gnomeo and Juliet a parody? 1

imitation

2

play on words

3

ridicule

4

very formal language

5

exaggeration

6

drama

7

humour

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PROJECT – Level 2 Step 1 1 Sit in groups of three or four students and read the sentences. Discuss unknown vocabulary with your teacher or look it up in a dictionary.

1 Shakespeare was born in London. 2 Shakespeare was the son of a glove-maker. 3 Shakespeare was married to Anne Hathaway. 4 Shakespeare wrote poems, novels and plays. 5 Apart from being a writer, Shakespeare was an actor and a businessman. 6 Shakespeare died the same day as Miguel de Cervantes, writer of The Quixote.

2 Do an online search to find whether the sentences in Exercise 1 are true (T) or false (F). Correct the false sentences.

Step 2 1 You can visit different houses connected to Shakespeare’s life in Stratford-upon-Avon. In groups of three or four students, search this web page www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit-the-houses.html and match the houses below to the correct options. Then decide which house you would like to visit and why.

1 Shakespeare’s birthplace

a The house of Shakespeare’s mother

2 Mary Arden’s Farm

b The house of Shakespeare’s wife

3 Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens

c The house of a typical family in Shakespeare’s times

4 Hall’s Croft

d The house of Shakespeare’s daughter and granddaughter

5 Harvard House

e The house of Shakespeare’s childhood

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PROJECT – Level 2 Step 3 1 Shakespeare wrote three types of plays: comedies, tragedies and histories. Read the definitions. A comedy is a play that ends happily, usually with a wedding, the promise of a wedding and the finding of lost relatives. A tragedy is a play that ends sadly, usually with one death or more deaths. A history is a play that tells about the history of England. 2 Do an online search and answer: Are the plays in the table comedies, tragedies or histories? Complete the table with C (Comedy), T (Tragedy) or H (History). Play

Type of play

Play

Romeo and Juliet

Henry V

Hamlet

Othello

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Tempest

Macbeth

Julius Caesar

Richard III

The Merchant of Venice

Type of play

3 Choose one of the plays and write its summary without mentioning the name of the play. Use the summaries on page 101 as a model. Then read out your summary and the rest of the class guesses what play it refers to.

Step 4 1 Most of Shakespeare’s plays were performed at the Globe Theatre in London. This theatre was pulled down in 1648. A new construction of The Globe, called Shakespeare’s Globe, was opened in 1997. Check its web page at www.shakespearesglobe.com/your-visit/box-office/globe-theatre-seating-plan-ticket-prices and complete the sentences.

1 If I want to stay in the yard, I must pay

.

2 If I want to sit, I must pay

.

3 If I have a child, he/she pays

.

4 If I am disabled, I

.

5 If we are a group of 10, we get

.

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Answer Key – Creative Corner Worksheets TWO-SENTENCE STORIES 1 Video number 2 2 Story 1: My brother says that Mum killed him. But Mum says that I haven’t got a brother. Story 2: A girl hears her mum call her name from the kitchen, so she stands up and starts to run. When she gets to the stairs, her mum pulls her into her room and says, ‘I heard that, too and it wasn’t me.’ Story 3: I woke up when I heard through the baby monitor my wife’s voice singing a lullaby to my child. Then I moved in bed and, by accident, my arm touched my wife’s, sleeping next to me. 4 1 I got home, tired after a long day’s work and ready for a relaxing night alone. I reached for the light switch but another hand was already there. The underlined sentence is anticlimactic because the speaker makes it clear that he/she lives alone and there should be nobody in the house. It is a cliffhanger because if no one lives with the speaker, somebody entered his/her house.

2 This morning I found a photo on my mobile phone of me sleeping comfortably last night. I live alone. The underlined sentence is anticlimactic because you imagine somebody who lives with the speaker took the photo but he/she lives with no one. It is a cliffhanger because if no one lives with the speaker, then somebody entered his/her house or is still there. 3 The ugly face looks at me through my kitchen window. I live on the 19th floor. The underlined sentence is anticlimactic because you expect somebody to be looking at the speaker from the garden or street but this is impossible as he/she lives on the 19th floor. It is a cliffhanger as he/she lives on the 19th floor; the ‘ugly face’ may be supernatural. 4 I go upstairs to check on my sleeping baby. The window is open and the bed is empty. The underlined sentence is anticlimactic because you expect the mother/ father to find their sleeping baby, but apparently somebody took him/her away. It is a cliffhanger because apparently somebody took him/her or the baby left in a supernatural way. 5 I’m in bed and with my feet out of the covers. I feel a cold hairy hand touch my feet. The underlined sentence is anticlimactic because the speaker is resting peacefully in his/her bed and, suddenly, a ‘cold somebody’ touches him/her. It is a cliffhanger because the ‘cold somebody’ may be a ghost or somebody dead.

ADVENTURE STORY 1 1 is; 2 encouraged; 3 went; 4 was; 5 took; 6 am going to travel; 7 was; 8 decided; 9 was; 10 reached; 11 was; 12 am going to build 2 1 knives; 2 hammock; 3 Bible; 4 seeds; 5 blankets; 6 tools; 7 pistols; 8 gunpowder; 9 pens; 10 ink 3 1 T; 2 F: There are dolphins; 3 F: He is travelling with a crew; 4 F: He finds one footprint; 5 T; 6 T; 7 F: They become friends.

4 There is / are…

Cast Away

Life of Pi

The Swiss Family Robinson

Survivor

Lost

a shipwreck

a raft

✔ (boat)

an island

animals

a fire

a hut

many castaways

Lord of the Flies ✘ (it doesn’t show) ✘ (looks like a boat)

5 Cast Away Voice-over (voice that narrates the story) Music

Life of Pi

The Swiss Family Robinson

Survivor

Lost

Lord of the Flies

yes ✔

yes

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes

yes ✔

no

no ✔

no

no

no ✔

no

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

no

no

no

no

no

no

slow Pace

Dialogue Special effects

slow

quick ✔

slow ✔

slow

slow

slow

quick ✔

(at moments it slows down a bit)

quick

quick ✔

quick ✔

quick ✔

yes ✔

yes

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

no

no ✔

no

no

no

no

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes ✔

yes

yes ✔

yes ✔

no

no ✔

no

no

no

no

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Answer Key – Creative Corner Worksheets ROMEO AND JULIET 1 Juliet: Ah! Romeo: She speaks! Oh, speak again, angel! Juliet: Oh, Romeo, Romeo! Where are you? Why is your name Romeo? Say you don’t want your father and your name... … Forget about your family and change your name. If you don’t, I will not be a Capulet any longer. Romeo: What can I do? Hear or speak? Juliet: It is only your name that is my enemy. What is a name? When we use another name to call a rose, it still smells sweet… … If Romeo is no longer Romeo, he will still be perfect. Romeo: I hate my name because it is your enemy. Juliet: Who is there? I heard very few words from you but I know the sound of your voice… … Are you Romeo and a Montague? Romeo: I am not Romeo and I am not a Montague if you hate both.

2 1 Juliet: My family will kill you if they see you here. 2 Romeo: The night is hiding me. 3 Juliet: Who is helping you? 4 Romeo: Love guides me. 5 Juliet: If you love me, please say it. 6 Romeo: What can I do? Hear or speak? 7 Juliet: If you want to marry me, please send me a message tomorrow. 5 Students should tick all the characteristics except for ‘very formal language’ and ‘drama’.

PROJECT Step 1 2 1 F: Stratford-upon-Avon; 2 T; 3 T; 4 F: Just poems and plays; 5 T: In fact, he was a shareholder of his own company of actors; 6 T Step 2 1 1 e; 2 a; 3 b; 4 d; 5 c Step 3 2 Play

Type of play

Play

Type of play

Romeo and Juliet

T

Henry V

H

Hamlet

T

Othello

T

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

C

The Tempest

C

Macbeth

T (It is not a history because it tells the history of Scotland.)

Julius Caesar

T (It is not a history because it tells the history of the Roman Empire.)

Richard III

H

The Merchant of Venice

C

Step 4 1 1 £5; 2 £20–£45; 3 £3 off all seats; 4 can get discounted tickets; 5 one additional ticket free

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