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The language classroom is a great place for drama. When you produce a play, you combine both language and skills practice. You study vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. You also study conversations and develop strategies for interacting with others. Plays can demonstrate the phrases and expressions we use when we make friends, express frustration, praise talent, and reach other conversational goals. In this book, you will have a chance to work on all these skills by preparing and performing a play. Through background readings and discussions, you will develop your vocabulary and explore the themes of the play. Through focused stress, intonation, and pronunciation work, you will learn to communicate the emotional intentions of your message, as well as learn the sounds of words in connected speech. Finally, through the production of a play, you will explore culture and expressive language while performing the sometimes serious, sometimes funny, struggles of a serious computer gamer, his fiancée, and the lively family he hopes to marry into. A special feature of this book is the opportunity to work on something called pragmatics. Pragmatics describes the skill of getting messages across through the culturally appropriate use of language and gesture. Everyone uses pragmatics in their own language, but it is practiced in different ways among different communities. When people are good at the pragmatics of a language, they reach their goals without hurting their relationships.
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Pages: 83
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-948492-
Publisher: Alphabet Publishing, Intrinsic Books
Place Of Publication: United Kingdom
Published: 31 Mar 2019
About Publisher
  • Alphabet Publishing
    Alphabet Publishing is a small, independent publishing company that specializes in textbooks in the area of English language learning and resources for teachers. We believe that a good teacher is resourceful, with a well-stocked toolkit full of ways to elicit, explain, guide, review, encourage and inspire. We help stock that teacher toolkit by providing teachers with books of practical, useful, and research-based activities and techniques. Feel free to browse our catalog of books and if you like, you can get in touch. We love to hear back about what worked and what didn’t work and what kinds of resources you’d like to see us put out. About Our Logo Our logo, designed by Josh Comen, represents a tree growing out of nib of a pen, or perhaps the tree is the ink spilling. It makes me think of the Tree of Knowledge, with knowledge kept and transmitted through written words. A tree is always growing and changing as is knowledge. At the same time, what are the books we write it, but paper that comes from trees? There’s a cyclical nature then to the tree growing from the pen and the pen growing from the tree. About Our Name It so happens that I chose the name of my company on August 10th, 2015. Now, I chose the name partially on the advice of my son, who was about to turn three at the time. I asked him, “What I should name my publishing company.” He said, “Alphabet.” So I took his advice. It’s worth noting that he also suggested naming his stuffed puppy Alphabet. And the car. And a girl he played with at the library. At the time, I thought it odd that lots of alphabet-related domains were taken. Then I looked at the news: Meet Google Alphabet – Google’s new parent company. We are are in no way affiliated with Google or Alphabet. However, if they feel that my son deserves a commission fee, we won’t say no.
  • Intrinsic Books
    We publish digital books for teachers and learners of English. Digital books that are cross-platform and can be read on a PC or a Mac or on your iPad, tablet or smart phone. Intrinsic books are sold via our sales platform, flexitome.com Each book you buy is added to your online Library at Flexitome. Your Library is instantly accessible every time you log in to your Flexitome account. All Intrinsic digital books come with digital right management (DRM) and sections of books that are photocopiable are provided as downloadable PDFs.
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