1st May 2023
As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7
Recently, we have focused on writing, using new vocabulary and making sure the grammar is perfect. Now it’s time to apply the same creativity to speaking. Are you good to go ?
All right, all right, all right !
Let us write a short piece and then perform it for the class. We shall write about what happens in an English lesson.
First, we need four characters:
a teacher // a TA (teaching assistant) // the Manager // a student
Next, build up the character
Is the teacher strict, friendly, happy, angry ?
Is the TA helpful, funny, polite, lazy ?
Is the Manager scary, rude, kind, elegant ?
Is the student hard-working or lazy, polite or disrespectful ?
Finally, we need a situation
What happens ? Is the student very good, or very naughty ? Is the manager proud or angry ? Does the TA listen to the teacher or play on a phone ?
over the moon / body language / strict / furious / hard-working / thoughtless / screaming
Work in groups of four. If you only have three, you can leave out the TA or Manager.
Teacher is Ms Jane / TA is Mr Khanh / Manager is Ms Mi and the student is Graham.
Ms Jane: Mr Khanh, what is Graham doing ?
Mr Khanh: I think he is sleeping. Graham, Wake up !
Graham: I am awake.
Ms Jane: Look at his body language. You must respect teachers. You should be more hard-working, like Larry.
Graham: Larry is stupid !
Mr Khanh: Say, “Sorry !” You are so rude and lazy.
Ms Jane: If you don’t say sorry, you will go to the Manager.
Graham: I’m not scared.
Ms Jane: Ms Mi will be furious. She will scream at you.
Mr Khanh: I will send her a message … now.
Ms Mi enters
Ms Mi: Where is the impolite boy ? Come here. You must always respect teachers and do as they say.
Graham: Yes, Ms Mi. I promise.
Ms Mi: Apologise to the teachers.
Graham: I’m sorry. I will work hard now.
Mr Khanh: Good. Now sit down and do the lesson.
Ms Mi starts to leave
Ms Jane: Everybody say, “Goodbye, Ms Mi.”
Ms Mi: When I see everybody working hard, I am over the moon. Keep studying.
Now … your turn
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