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1. Listening

A. Read the introduction below, look at the picture and answer these questions:

You are going to listen to a strange, old story about a couple from New York
who are returning home from a trip to New

England. They are travelling on a horse carriage, and are somewhere near Spiegletown when it starts getting dark and they have to seek shelter for the night.

a. Where is the story taking place?

b. Is it a story of the present or
the past?

c. Who is it about?

d. What are these people doing?

B. Now listen to the play and answer the questions below:

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1. The night is _____________________.
a. extremely dark  b. very cold and silent

2. The old people's house is __________________________.
a. not as cosy as a hotel  b. less luxurious than a hotel

3. The old lady offers the travellers _________________________________
a. a cup of hot coffee and biscuits  b. the most delicious cakes they have ever had

4. Before they leave, the travellers leave a coin on the kitchen table because __________________________________.
a. the house was very comfortable  b. the old couple were very helpful

5. When they drive back they realize __________________________________.
a. the house is in ruins  b. there is not a house there

Listen to an alternative narration of the story:

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C. Why is the play called 'The fifty-cent piece'? What other suitable title can you
think of?

D. READ, WRITE and LISTEN: What comes next?
The following scenes come from 'The fifty-cent piece' play.
One of the characters is saying something.

Work in pairs: discuss together what the other character's lines are and write them down.

A folktale from New York,
USA, found at
www.americanfolklore.net
and retold in play form

Listen to the play again and compare your answers with the actual words of the characters.

E. JUST FOR FUN: Can you answer these questions?

What do monsters read everyday?

What do we call a friendly and handsome monster?

What do monsters eat for lunch?

What do we call a famous monster?

Go here to check your answers to the Quiz.

A. MORE COMPARISONS

1. The night

is

as

dark

as

hell.

noun or pronoun

positive verb

as

adjective

as

noun or pronoun

2.Our house

is not

as/so

luxurious

as

a hotel.

noun or pronoun

negative verb

as / so

adjective

as

noun or pronoun

Use the structures in the examples above and complete these sentences:

a. Puck is playful. Tinkerbelle is playful, too. Puck is ________________.

b. Polyphemus is bigger than Shrek. Shrek isn't ________________.

c. Polyphemus is more horrible than Shrek. Shrek ________________.

d. Shrek is ugly. Polyphemus is ugly, too ________________.

Which of the above sentences say that two monsters are the same?

Which of the above sentences say that two monsters are different?

Β. FORMING ADVERBS

ADJECTIVE

ADVERB

The children are quiet.

They are playing quietly.

That is a happy boy.

He is singing happily.

BUT (exceptions)

That is a fast horse.

It runs fast.

This exercise is hard.

Tom is working hard on this exercise.

Jim is a good football player.

He plays football well.

Complete the rule:

Adverbs are words that answer the question HOW?

To form a regular adverb, we add ________________
to an adjective.

C. COMPARISON OF ADVERBS

The black horse runs more quickly than the white horse.

It runs the most quickly of all.

BUT

Tom works harder thanMary. He works the hardest of all.

George plays football better than his brother. He plays the best of all.

The plane travels faster than the train. It travels the fastest of all.

3. Practice

A. PAIR-WORK: Cartoon heroes
Which famous cartoon hero does the following?

a. Runs in the desert the fastest.

Road runner

b. Fights for justice in Gotham City the hardest.

c. Flies in the air of Metropolis the highest.

d. Eats the most greedily.

e. Thinks the most cleverly.

f. Keeps his money the most safely.

g. Draws his gun the most quickly.

Ask your teacher if you don't know the answer. What special abilities
or skills does each one have? Write about your favourite cartoon hero.

B. A GAME: Do it our way Read the instructions to play the game.

GROUP A

GROUP B

Choose a player and tell him/her to mime an action, e.g. play football.

The player goes to Group B and asks: "How do you want me to do things?"

Now return to your group and do your mime the way Group B told you to.

If your group guesses the adverb correctly you get a point.

A player from Group A comes and asks you "How do you want me to do things?"

Give him/her an adverb, e.g. "quickly".

The other player goes to his/her group and tries to do the mime in the way you asked.

Play the game in turns.