Розмовні теми частина 1 - Т. М. Гужва 2003

At the theatre

Exercise 9-1

Answer the following questions:

1. Can you say what is the theatre?

2. Where are the best seats in the theatre, at the front or at the back?

3. How is that each person in a large audience can see the actors on the stage without discomfort?

4. Does the interior of an English (American) theatre look like that of a Ukrainian (Russian) one?

5. What is the difference between a cinema and a theatre? Which do you prefer?

6. Which of the two, the theatre or the cinema, is more popular in our country? Why do you think so?

7. What role does the theatre play in our life?

8. How often do you go to the theatre? When was the last time you went to the theatre?

9. Which Ukrainian (Russian) play appeals to you deeply? Give your reasons.

10. Who is your favourite actor (actress)?

11. What is the price of admission?

12. Which plays that are on now in your city (town, village) are a success?

13. What is a puppet theatre?

14. Are you fond of ballet? Which ballet do you like best of all?

15. When and how do you book seats for the theatre?

16. When do actors receive calls?

17. Can you name the most popular theatrical companies in Kyiv (Ukraine), Moscow (Russia)?

Exercise 9-2

(based on the topic «Cinema »).

Fill in the missing words:

1. Television, radio, cinema, video _____ the course of the major performing arts and _____ the new ones.

2. But still there are hundreds of _____ comedy theatres, drama theatres, _____ houses, _____ theatres, philharmonics and conservatoires.

3. The curtain usually separates the _____ from the auditorium.

4. The most ______ seats are in the stalls, boxes and dress-circles.

5. When the ______ is down, the workers on the stage can change the _____ and prepare the stage for the next part of the _____ .

6. A________ conceives an idea and after months of hard work his idea develops into the _____ of the play.

7. After some time the curtain rises, the play faces the _____ on its first ______.

8. My mother bought two tickets at the _____ box-office for the _____ «Eneiyda».

9. There were brilliant actors and actresses in the _____ , I should admit.

10. The company gave the truly remarkable play — moving, captivating, _____ laughter and teats _____ .

11. Besides, it was a great _____ value.

12. The actors received a tremendous _____ from the packed _____ .

















1. We buy seats (tickets) at the _____ .

2. Above the ground floor there are generally several curved _____ with even steeper slopes of seats.

3. Seats in the first rows of the stalls are called _____stalls.

4. Each person in a large _____ can see the actors on the stage.

5. The _____ is dropped or lowered between the scenes of acts of a play.

6. During the _____you may go to the refreshment room (buffet).

7. We leave our coats and wraps in the _____.

8. The concluding _____is superbly done.

9. Many people walk down the _____ looking for their seats.

10. The ______ is a great success.

11. It is a real piece of ______ and its creation calls for talent and inspiration.

12. An intricate system of _____ illuminates the stage.

13. In the _____ the actors usually make up.

14. I would like to go to the _____ House.

15. The attendant proposes us _____ on hire.

16. Several doors separate the _____ from the seating area.

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