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Unit eight: The arts

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  • What kind of music and/or dancing appeals to you?

  • Have you ever been to a theatrical performance that was centred around dancing and /or music?

  • If not, would such a performance interest you?

The show includes theatrical and dance acts that incorporate rock music...

It´s ideal for anyone who wants to experience a unique theatrical performance

.. theatrical performances that are out of the ordinary... are a non-traditional dance company

Tickets can be ordered online throught: www.ticketmaster.com

The dance company aims to promote the unique African-American cultural experience

As well as its renowned solo performances which feature choreographed dances to modern jazz music

It is an exciting show that offers a glimpse into the world of...

Audience members can expect a high-energy, exciting performance

Audience participation is also welcome

… centred solely on ballet dancing then the NY City Ballet is the perfect choice

Whatever show you choose to attend, you will surely be enchanted by the skill of the dancers

Vocabulary & Grammar

PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

In advance

Out of order

In particular

Out of work

In brief

Out of breath

In/out fashion

In/out practice

In charge

Out of date

In/out shape

In the meantime

In time

In a hurry

In vain

Out of the question

Writing

A REVIEW OUTLINE

  1. INTRODUCTION

    1. Give some general information about it (title, type of film, book or TV programme,director...)

  2. MAIN PART (2 paragraphs)

    1. Give a brief summary of the plot

    2. Include comments about what you like/dislike (plot, acting, setting, characters,music, special effects,ending,etc.)

  3. CONCLUSION

    1. State your general opinion

    2. Say whether you recommend it or not

Speaking

Theatrical performance

Concert

Talent show

Art exhibition

Field trip

Indoor/outdoor

Submit

Appeal to

Refreshments

Develop talent

Encourage creativity

Cultivate cultural awareness

Broaden horizons

The shoe incorporates

To be enchanted

Glossary

refreshment |rɪˈfrɛʃm(ə)nt|

noun

1 (usu. refreshments) a light snack or drink: light refreshments are available

submit |səbˈmɪt|

verb (submits, submitting, submitted)

1 [ no obj. ] accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person: the original settlers were forced to submit to Bulgarian rule.

(submit oneself) consent to undergo a certain treatment: he submitted himself to a body search.

agree to refer a matter to a third party for decision or adjudication: the United States refused to submit to arbitration.

2 [ with obj. ] subject to a particular process, treatment, or condition: samples submitted to low pressure while being airfreighted.

3 [ with obj. ] present (a proposal, application, or other document) to a person or body for consideration or judgement: the panel's report was submitted to a parliamentary committee.

[ with clause ] (especially in judicial contexts) suggest; argue: he submitted that such measures were justified.

renowned |rɪˈnaʊnd|

adjective

known or talked about by many people; famous: Britain is renowned for its love of animals | a renowned author.

glimpse |glɪm(p)s|

noun

a momentary or partial view: she caught a glimpse of the ocean.

a brief insight or indication: during the interview he offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of television.

verb [ with obj. ]

see or perceive briefly or partially: he glimpsed a figure standing in the shade.

[ no obj. ] archaic shine or appear faintly or intermittently: glow-worms glimpsing in the dark.

enchant |ɪnˈtʃɑːnt, ɛn-|

verb [ with obj. ]

fill (someone) with great delight; charm: Isabel was enchanted with the idea.

(often as adj.enchanted) put (someone or something) under a spell: an enchanted garden.

aim |eɪm|

noun

1 a purpose or intention; a desired outcome: our primary aim is to achieve financial discipline.

2 [ in sing. ] the directing of a weapon or missile at a target: his aim was perfect.

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