Підручник Англійська мова 7 клас для спеціалізованих навчальних закладів з поглибленим вивченням іноземної мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2015 рік
UNIT 6. On Screen and on Stage
6.4. Let's see it!
a screen adaptation of a novel
How to Express
an outstanding plot
I find it a bit ... .
to see all the films (performances) running
There’s really no comparison.
to have much in common
Well, it’s a bit of a drag.
to share one’s interests
It’s a waste of time.
I. Conversation Warm-up
Look at the posters and say where you would like to go with your friend.
Example: As my friend adores theatre, I’d like to invite her to the performance “Mary Poppins”. I’ve read the book “Mary Poppins” by Pamela Travers and I liked it a lot.
II. Pronunciation Warm-up
Read and practise the sounds /e/ and /η/. Say why you like to go to cinema/ theatre with your friend.
Seeing a film together Means for us a lot of pleasure.
Telling about the latest news.
Discussing the films we like the best Enjoying together our rest.
III. Function Smart
Read and learn how to express evaluation. Look at pictures and fill in the minidialogues.
a) - What do you think of ... ?
- I find them a bit scary, really.
- I also try not to see them.
b) - How would you compare ... and ...?
- There is really no comparison, ... is much better than ... .
a space comedy/ a science fiction
c) - How do you like this .?
- The great thing about it for me is ... because I adore it.
d) - What’s your opinion of the ... ?
- Well, it’s a bit of a drag. The ... is really boring. It’s a waste of time, I’m afraid.
IV. Word Smart
1. Study the words and word combinations (p. 183) and say what common interests in cinema/theatre you have with your friends.
Example: My friends and I have much in common. We like to go to our drama musical theatre because we share our interests in music.
2. a) Interview your friends and find out:
1. How often they go to the cinema/theatre.
2. Why they like to go there together.
3. What films or performances they like to see.
b) Present your findings to the class.
Example: A: I say, Ann, how often do you go to the cinema/theatre together?
B: My friends and I go to the cinema almost every weekend.
A: Why do you like to go to the cinema together?
B: I like to see films with my friends because we can discuss them after it.
A: Do you see all the films running?
B: Far from it, my friends enjoy adventure films.
A: I’ve found out that Ann goes to the cinema with her friends nearly every weekend. She likes to see adventure films and discuss them with her friends.
3. In pairs, discuss what film you’d like to see together with your friend as in the pattern.
A: I say, ... , do you have anything special ... ?
B: No, not really. But why?
A: I know that you prefer ... to ... . There is a good ... . What about ... ?
B: Thank you for the invitation. I’d love to see the ... with you because you know much about … .
A: I also adore to see … with you. We have much in common, especially … . So ... .
B: And what actors ... , I wonder?
A: I’ve no idea. But we can have a nice time together, can’t we?
B: Sure. Let’s ... .
At Home: Say what you like better — cinema or theatre. Explain your choice in writing (8—10 sentences).
V. Time to Read
1. Read / listen to the dialogue and say what scenes in the film one of the friends enjoyed.
A book or a Film?
Oksana: I say, where have you been today, Andrew?
Andrew: I went to the cinema with my friends, you know we are great cinema-goers and share our interests in that. This time we saw a really delightful film “Captain Nemo”. Have you seen it?
Oksana: No, but I’ve been meaning to go. Is it a screen adaptation of the novel?
Andrew: Exactly. I’ve also read this book by Jules Verne.
Oksana: How would you compare the book and the film?
Andrew: There’s really no comparison. I like the film much better than the book. It’s full of graphic and computer effects. You really mustn’t
miss it. It’s such a good film, a real breath of fresh air. No violence or anything like that, just underwater beauty and thrilling adventures.
Oksana: Right. The book has an outstanding plot.
Andrew: And the film is absolutely gripping with a very powerful and memorable ending.
Oksana: And what is your favourite scene in the film?
Andrew: Oh, I think it’s Captain Nemo’s underwater experiments, without question. I watched them with bated breath. Fantastic, just fantastic! It’s something that you should certainly see.
Oksana: Without doubt, I’ll go and see it tomorrow.
Andrew: Perfect. I’d like to know your opinion about the film.
Oksana: OK. We’ll discuss it later.
Across Cultures France
Jules Verne - a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
2. Paraphrase the sentences.
Example: The film is really delightful The film is very pleasant.
1. The plot is very exciting.
2. Olha Sumska is a famous Ukrainian actress.
3. Some scenes of the performance were really catching.
4. The ending of the film is really moving.
5. Brad Pitt’s character is very shy.
3. Answer the questions.
1. What film did Andrew see?
2. What novel is the film based on?
3. What did Andrew like better - the book or the film?
4. What did Andrew say about the ending of the film?
5. What did Andrew recommend Oksana to do?
6. What did the boy enjoy in the film?
a) Act as Andrew and describe your visit to the cinema.
to have much in common;
to see a delightful film;
to share interests;
an outstanding plot;
to be full of graphic and computer effects;
to be a real breath of fresh air;
a powerful and a memorable ending;
to watch something with bated breath.
b) In pairs, recommend your friend to watch a film you’ve seen recently. Use the pattern.
A: I say ... , where ... ?
B: My friends and I ... . We are ... and we share our interests ... . This time we ... . Have you seen it?
A: No, but I’ve been meaning to go. Is it ... ?
B: Exactly. I’ve also ... .
A: How would you compare … and … ?
B: There’s really no comparison. I like ... better than ... . It is ... .
A: Right. ... .
B: The film is absolutely ... with a very ... .
A: And what is your favourite scene ... ?
B: Oh, I think, it’s ... without question. I watched it ... . It’s something that you should see.
A: Without doubt. I’ll ... .
VII. Time to Listen
1. Listen to the text “The History of Ukrainian Cinema” and say what the golden age of Ukrainian cinema is.
2. Listen to the text again and mark the true statements.
1. The first coloured Ukrainian film was released in 1927.
2. Dovzhenko was a war journalist during World War II.
3. Dovzhenko directed more than 75 films.
4. Works of the studio received 75 international awards.
5. Many masterpieces were shot at the Dovzhenko Film Studio.
6. The largest stage in Europe is in the Dovzhenko Film Studio.
VIII. Time to Write
Read the remark of theatre critics’ and choose a play you’d like to see with your friends. Write why you’ve chosen the play.
Write an e-mail to invite him/her.
The Ballet is well staged and the scenery is fantastic. But the dancing of the swans is especially impressive.
The performance is really worth seeing. It appeals to children’s feelings and emotions and shows how goodness triumphs over evil. “The Children of Captain Grant” is a successful stage adaptation.