Alberto Cuevas Alberto Cuevas

Advanced (40-) level


Students will be provided listening practice for specific informations and details in the context of theatre.


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Main Aims

  • To provide specific information on Shakespeare and The Globe in the context of English Theater

Subsidiary Aims

  • To learn about Shakespeare's The Globe


Warmer/Lead-in (6-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

How often do you attend the theatre? Do you enjoy theatre? Which is your favorite play? Do you like Shakespeare? Talk about Shakespeare's plays: Mention Henry VII (the play which had the cannon, no spoilers) and As You Like It

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the audio and make it accessible

Activate vocabulary: stage, trapdoor, pit, gallery, players, play, to ban, puritans

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Question 1: When was the Globe built? 1599 Question 2: What was the name for people in the front? Groundlings Question 3: What were the two trapdoors' names? Heaven and Hell Question 4: Who prohibited theatre in London? The Puritans Question 5: When was the Globe burned down? 1613 Question 6: What caused the fire? A stage cannon

While-Reading/Listening #2 (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Open question 1: Why was The Globe not an in-door theatre? Open question 2: Name the different parts of the Globe: Pit (or yard), round galleries; stage; trapdoors: heaven and hell Open question 3 What is a company of actors? Open question 4: Where was the stage? Open question 5: What do you think was the economic position of the groundlings? Open question 6: Why do you think there was a cannon in the theatre?

Post-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Pair work: Try to draw how the Globe was like Then pictures will be shown

Post-Reading/Listening #2 (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback

Teacher will provide feedback

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