Shakespeare R&J
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Shakespeare R&J

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  • Take a closer look at the work of Shakespeare through the play of Romeo & Juliet
     (practising language skills, video & discussion)
  • Start the assignment of this week
    'Tragic love dialogue'

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Romeo & Juliet

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What do you already know about Romeo and Juliet

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Lesson Goals
In this lesson, we are going to watch a video about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. 
By the end of the lesson you will be able to:
  1.  Understand the story 
  2. Be able to discuss whether you think the story of Romeo and Juliet is relevant to life today
  3. Start the assignment of this week

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Does anyone know what the problem was in Romeo and Juliet's relationship? 

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Match the vocabulary with the correct definition a–h with the numbers 1-8
1........ to take place
2........ to step in
3........ to be keen for something
4........ lifeless
5........ in disguise
6............. poison
7........ a priest
8........ a tomb
a. to really want something happen
c. wearing different clothes so that people don’t know who you are 
d. a minister of the church who performs ceremonies, like marriage e. to get involved under the ground or inside a stone building to bury a dead person
g. dead
h. a substance that causes illness or death

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Slide 8 - Link

Juliet wakes up, sees Romeo dead and kills herself.
Romeo thinks Juliet is really dead. He takes poison.

Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love.

Juliet takes a drug to make people think she’s dead.
The two families make peace.
Romeo and Juliet secretly get married.
The Montagues and the Capulets hate each other.

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Balcony scene
  • The so-called balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet is probably Shakespeare's most famous scene.
  • In this scene, where Romeo and Juliet, meet at night, they declare their love for each other and decide to get married...
even though their families are in a fight together and will never allow the marriage.

We are going to watch a versions of this famous scene....

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Tragic love
The love of Romeo & Juliet is called a 'tragic love'. Tragic love means a love does not go smoothly and/or ends up bad. It could end in a break up or even in death (like in the story of R&J). 
Some examples of famous tragic love stories...

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Brokeback mountain
Orpheus & Eurydice
Cleopatra & Antony

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This weeks assignment:

Open the document in Itslearning
'Tragic Love Dialogue'

Write a tragic love dialogue.
Use the 'writing guide' in the document. 
Upload your dialogue in: 
Itslearning --> tragic love dialogue

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Last ten minutes...
I would like to hear some of your dialogues so far....
Who wants to read them out loud?

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Good luck!

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