Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (5-й рік навчання) - М.О. Кучма - Богдан 2017 рік

Unit 2 CINEMA AND THEATRE

Lesson 17 At the Theatre

1. Look at the picture and match the numbers with the words.

2. Read the text about the theatre and ask four questions on it.

AT THE THEATRE

Many people go to the theatre nowadays. I like going there because our theatre stages interesting modern and classical plays.

The performances usually begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. I always come to the theatre ten or twenty minutes before the performance begins. I enjoy walking round the foyer, watching the portraits of theatre actors and actresses. I also like just to examine the balcony, boxes, pit, dress-circle and stalls. The atmosphere is unusual in the theatre. I feel very comfortable and relaxed there.

At 5.55 p.m. I take my seat in the stalls. During the performance everybody is quiet. Usually the cast and scenery are fantastic.

3. Say whether the following sentences are true or false. Correct the false ones.

1. Many people go to the theatre today.

2. The girl likes to go to the theatre because they stage feature films.

3. She always comes to the theatre ten or twenty minutes before the performance begins.

4. She enjoys walking round the dress-circle.

5. The girl likes to examine boxes, pit, dress-circle and stalls.

6. She feels very upset in the theatre.

7. The cast and scenery are usually fantastic.

4. Work in pairs. Role-play the dialogues and make up similar ones.

1. A: Can I still get tickets for tonight’s show?

B: The front row of the dress-circle is free.

A: Are there any boxes?

B: No, I am afraid that’s all there is.

2. A: Are there any seats left for Saturday night?

B: A - 12 and B - 17 are all that’s left.

A: Haven’t you got anything cheaper?

B: Only if somebody cancels.

5. Look through exercises 1-4 and tell the class what you have learnt about the theatre.






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