quinta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2010

UNIT 7 - Shakespeare in Love

UNIT 7 - Shakespeare in Love

Section 1 - Reading Comprehension
a) How does Romeo describe Juliet?
Romeo describes her as the sun in the sky.
b) Why does Juliet suggest that Romeo should change his name?
Because there is an old grudge between the two families and they wouldn’t allow a relationship between a Montague and a Capulet.
c) Why did Juliet say to Romeo not to promise by the moon?
Because the moon changes every month and Juliet does not want their love to change like the moon.
d) Which one do you think sounds more mature? Justify.

Section 2 - Editing
The paragraph below explains one possible source that inspired Shakespeare to write the story of Romeo and Juliet. As you read choose the word in bold that best fits in the sentence.
Shakespeare did not invent the story of Romeo and Juliet. He probably heard it via a poem: Romeus and Juliet (1562) written by a poet called Arthur Brooks. It was a long and boring poem, but many of the details of Shakespeare’s plot are lifted directly from Brooks’s poem, including the meeting at the ball, the secret marriage, Romeo’s fight with Tybalt, the sleeping potion, and the lovers’ eventual suicides.’ Such taking from other stories is typical of Shakespeare, who often wrote plays based on well-known stories. But Shakespeare made it more exciting by adding the character of Mercutio, and by fitting the story into four frantic days.

Section 3 - Paraphrasing
William Shakespeare contributed more phrases and sayings to the English language than any other individual - and most of them are still in daily use. Look at the sayings and write down their meaning. Use a dictionary or surf the many Shakespearian websites on the Internet to help you.
a) All that glitter is not gold.
A showy article may not necessarily be valuable.
b) All's well that ends well.
A risky enterprise is justified as long as it turns out well in the end.
c) I will wear my heart upon my sleeve.
Display your feelings openly, for all to see.
d) In the twinkling of an eye.
In an instant.
e) To be, or not to be, that is the question.
Is it better to live or to die?
f) Fight fire with fire.
Respond to an attack by using a similar method as one's attacker.

Part 4 - Vocabulary Activator
Read the poem below and fill the blanks with the options in the box. THE VICTOR by C.W. Longenecker
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost. For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will. It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are. You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can.

Reflexive Learning
1. What is your opinion about the main topic of this unit?

2. In this unit you studied many different uses of modal verbs. Give examples about yourself.
Two things that you can do:
Two things that you can’t do but would like to do:
Two things that you (or someone you know) could or were able to do in the past.

3. Now, look at the sentences below and match them with the definitions.
a) I must go home after school. ( e ) Prohibition
b) I may go home after school. ( d ) Suggestion
c) You should talk to your teacher. ( a ) Almost certain probability
d) You could talk to your teacher ( c ) Advice
e) You mustn’t use you cell phone in class. ( f ) Permission
f) Can I use your phone? ( b ) Less certain probability

4. Explain the difference between the two sentences below.
Can I talk to you now? May I talk to you now?
Can is more informal while may shifts to formality. Can is used with people we know such as family and friends. May is more used in situations in which we don’t know the person or we need to show more respect.

5. Did you understand the difference in usage of whether and if? Explain.
Although they have some similarities, whether is used to express possibilities while if is used to express conditions.
6. Are there any grammar aspects that are still unclear to you?

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