Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - Listening & Speaking



F. Listening and Speaking
  1. An old student of your school visits  your school. Your teacher introduces her to your class like this.  (Now the teacher has to read the following information.)
My dear students! Look, who is here! This is Kumari Nithya. I am very happy to introduce her to you. She was my student;  I mean, a student of this school. You know, she is now working as a software engineer in a big company.  When I remember Nithya, I see a pretty little girl with two plaits sitting in the first row eagerly waiting for a chance to speak.

She would answer any question at the drop of a hat. When I talked to others, she would become restless and went on saying ma’am, ma’am, thrusting her hand into air.   No wonder she passed S.S.C. in first class and scored more than 550 marks.  I hope you have seen her name in our H.M.’s room, haven’t you?

Going by her marks, don’t think she is just a bookworm.  She did equally well in sports and games.  She led our school kabaddi team to state level competitions.  There are many other things that I would like to share with you, but I’m leaving them, especially the naughty things, for her to share with you.

Now Nithya will address you.  Nithya ....!

Imagine that your eldest brother has come to your school. Introduce him to your class and your teachers.
  1. Listen to the  conversation between Sulochana and Madhavi.  (Now the teacher has to read the conversation given in Annexure - 1, Unit - 1)
*Now, work in pairs and talk about your experience of living in a town / village.
  1. In groups, read the story once again.  Decide on a scene from the story and perform a short play.
(Group work – Let the students form  3 or 4 groups)
  • Read the story once again.
  • Identify the characters.
  • Pick out  the dialogues of the characters.
  • Identify the locations of the events.
  • Decide scenes and setting accordingly.
  • Assign roles to the members of the groups.
  • Enact the drama before the whole class.
  1. Have a discussion in the whole class on how the performance could be improved in terms of  delivery of dialogues, costumes, action, settings, etc.
  1. You have already written the script for one scene. Develop the other scenes in the same manner and make it a complete script for the play.
How well did I write the drama?
Fill in the boxes using yes/ somewhat/ no.
I was able to fix the events of the play well.

I fixed the characters of the play.

I used appropriate dialogue in my play.

I was able to express the feelings of the characters.

I concluded my play well.

I was able to express my ideas in apt words.

The sentences I used were properly connected.

I used proper punctuation and spacing.


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