Friday, May 24, 2013

Drama script- Hansel and Gretel --Easy


Narrator(旁白)珮芸:This is a story of Hansel and Gretel. They are brother and sister.

 

(Hansel and Gretel are playing around.)

Hansel: Hey sis, where’s dad? Stop chasing that butterfly!

Gretel: Alright! Well he is over there with mom.

    全部改成這個寫法,“… …” Gretel says, à是故事書的寫法不是劇本喔!

NarratorThis is Hansel and Gretel’s father.

 

He is a woodcutter. (Father acts like one)

Here is their stepmother.

She is a homemaker. (Mother acts like one, sewing….etc)

 

M: “We have no more food. What can we do?”

D: “I will cut more wood,” “And you can buy more food,”

 

Hansel: “Wake up, Gretel. We have no more food.”

Gretel: “No more food?” “What can we do?”

Hansel“We have to find more wood.”

Gretel“OK, let’s go. We must do something.”

NarratorThey walk into the forest. It is very dark, quiet and creepy. Gretel is scared.

 

Gretel“How can we find our way home?”

Hansel“Don’t be scared. I have some breadcrumbs.

We can drop them as we walk.”

Gretel: Oh, brother, you are so smart.

 

Narrator: At the end of the day…

 

H:“I think we have enough wood. Now we can walk home.”

G: Alright.

 

Narrator: They look and look for the breadcrumbs.

 

Gretel“Oh , No “

“There are no more breadcrumbs.”

Gretel cries.

Hansel: Oh, no. They must have been eaten by squirrels.

“Now what can we do?” she asks.

Hansel: I don’t know what to do. We can just keep looking.

 

Narrator: Hansel and Gretel are lost in the forest.

 

“I am cold,” says Gretel

Hansel: Me too. Here, let’s take a rest here.

 

Narrator: Hansel lights a fire, and they fall asleep.

 

Hansel says: “Wake up, Gretel. I am hungry.”

“I am hungry, too.” Says Gretel.

“I want to eat some food. Look, what is over there?”

(They both run there and the candy house appears.)

“Wow!” says Gretel.“I see candies and chocolates! Now we have a lot to eat.”YUM!YUM!YUM!

 

“I want to eat The chocolate door” Says Hansel

“I want to eat the candy cane window, “says Gretel.

(When they are eating…)

“Who is eating my chocolate door? And who is eating my candy cane window? Asks an old woman

“Oh, I am Gretel and this is my brother Hansel. We are sorry, but we are very hungry,” says Gretel

 

The old woman says, “Oh~poor kids. You look thirsty. Come in and drink some water.”

Hansel: Oh, it’s so nice of you.

 

(Hansel and Gretel drink the water )

 

Hansel: (after dringking the water) Gretel, do you feel the world is turning?

Gretel: What did you say? I can’t hear you clearly really!! I am so sleepy…

 

Narrator: The old woman is actually a witch. She puts Hansel in a cage. The witch wakes up Gretel and makes her light a fire.

 

Witch: Come on little girl, it’s so cold today. Go make some fire fr me, or I will kill your brother.

Gretel: Please don’t hurt my brother. I will do whatever you say.

Hansel: Gretel, don’t listen to her. She is a wicked woman.

Witch: Shut up, little boy! You don’t want anything bad to happen on your sister, right?

Gretel: It’s OK, brohter. I will go make a fire.

Witch: Good girl. You two are never going to leave my candy house. Ha ha ha ha ha… …

 

“Is the stove hot enough?” asks the witch.

Gretel: I don’t know. My parents never made me light up fire. I have never done this before.

Witch: That’s why I still feel so cold. Stupid girl. If you can’t help me, I am going to eat both of you!

“I wanted to help you, ut I really don’t know what to do. If you want to teach me, come and look at the stove by yourself.” says Gretel

 

(The witch looks into the stove.)

“Ouch!” she cries. “I am on fire!”

(The witch runs away.)

 

“Come on, Hansel,” shouts Gretel “We can run away.”

“Wait!” cries Hansel.

“I see a lot of gold! We can use it to help mom and dad.

 

Narrator: They take the gold and run out of the house.

The woodcutter and his wife see Hansel and Gretel

 

“Hansel! Gretel!” They shout.

Hansel and Gretel say. “We have a lot of gold. Now we can buy a lot of food.”

Their father says. “I only want to have you home.”

And they lived happily after.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

基本詞性 Parts of speech

Parts of speech 詞性

在初接觸不同詞類的時候,許多學員會被文法的「術語」搞到頭昏腦脹。「名詞」、「形容詞」、「動詞」、「副詞」、「主詞」、「受詞」、「分詞」、「不定詞」、「動名詞」...這些詞彙都是以「...詞」結尾的,真的會讓人暈頭轉向。

要談到基本詞性之前要講到,字詞的"順序"與"功能",是分成 主詞、動詞、受詞等等,就像是在句子中的位置。而以下要講到的"詞性",如名詞、形容詞、等等,則是這些詞的"性質",不要混淆了!


位置:主詞 (一定是名詞或名詞片語擔任) 、 動詞 (由動詞或動詞片語擔任)、受詞

詞性:名詞、動詞、形容詞、副詞、...等等。


所以我常常在問說:"這個字是什麼詞?"的時候,
學生回答:"形容詞!"
我說:"不對"
他又說:"受詞!"

這時我就知道,他是完全搞混了!許多人在非常早的時候就已經被 "X詞"、"X詞"、"X詞"...搞混了,還怎麼學文法?


我建議學員在學習時先學習辨認:

1)「名詞」、「形容詞」、「動詞」、「副詞」

接著再了解

2)主詞、動詞、受詞、補語

任何一個字,可以同時是名詞,也是受詞。因為「名詞」是它在句子以外的世界的特性,而「主詞」卻是它被拉到句子內之後的「角色」。例如:

The man killed a doctor. 

這裡面 a doctor 是個「名詞」,拉到句子以內後,扮演的是「受詞」這個角色。可不要以為全天下的Doctor 都會被殺!Doctor 也還可以擔任「主詞」的角色啊!例如:

The doctor saved the man. 


3) 然後再進一步說明。動名詞、分詞、不定詞則會分別擔任名詞、形容詞、副詞的工作。



線上測驗   名詞與動詞


所有在英文句子裡的字都有它的詞性, 所謂名詞, 動詞等等, 要學文法呢, 就必須先跟這些詞性混熟一點, 他們不外乎是下列八個人物:

人物介紹:

1. Noun (N) 名詞 應該很熟了吧!
2 Verb (V) 動詞 每個合法的句子都該有一個, 而且只能有一個"有時態的動詞"
3. Adjective (adj) 形容詞 功能是形容名詞      rich man rich
4. Adv (adv) 副詞 功能是形容動詞, 形容詞, 副詞, 名詞, 還有形容句子, 功能   
之廣, 常常讓大家頭大


5. Preposition (prep) 介系詞 by, in, on, from...後面一定要接名詞 (受格)儘管接了      

動詞, 該動詞也要變成Ving形式 

6. pronoun (pro) 代名詞 he, she, it, 另外像 some, any, all 也可當代名詞
7. conjunction (conj) 連接詞 連接兩個句子的, and, but, when, if, because,       
who...
8. Article (art) 冠詞 the, a, an, 沒了.


第5, 6, 7, 需要等到前四個詞性都熟悉了之後再說。首先便是要理解1, 2, 3, 4, 四個詞性的不同特質。





   短篇閱讀、寫作練習(一)    找出名詞及名詞片語

   短篇閱讀、寫作練習(二)    找出名詞,討論名詞前加  the, a , 或什麼都不加

   短篇閱讀、寫作練習(三)    綜合練習

   Exercise -- nouns/ verbs/ adjectives/ adverbs




   活動:Hot Seat     (練習說出"是什麼詞" 再給提示,會猜得比較順利)

   活動:What is it?  (練習說出"是什麼詞" 再問提示問題,會猜得比較順利)






Monday, May 20, 2013

Knowing parts of speech -- Nouns/ verbs/ adjectives/ adverbs

Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs
Name__________________________________________Date______________________

Indicate whether each numbered word is a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb.


The 1dry 2leaves will 3fall and the 4fall 5winds will 6chill.

The 7warmth 8always 9leaves because time won’t stand still.


Still we can be sure that the winter can’t 10last;


It has to 11retreat as it has in the past.


The days will 12spring forward; the seasons are 13fleet.

Then 14spring will return from its 15yearly 16retreat.


Its visit goes 17quickly, for 18yearly it parts.


Like 19last year and always, 20life ends what it starts.




線上作答



1____________________11____________________
2____________________12____________________
3____________________13____________________
4____________________14____________________
5____________________15____________________
6____________________16____________________
7____________________17____________________
8____________________18____________________
9____________________19____________________
10___________________20____________________





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或預約上課面談。  參考: 費用說明


Thursday, May 16, 2013

形容詞子句綜合應用 1

一、語法選擇
(      )   1.  Sarah met a man     likes to fly kites in the park.
(A) who                     (B) which                  (C) what                          (D) where
(      )   2.  William kept a puppy     was given by David.
(A) who                     (B) which                  (C) when                         (D) what
(      )   3. Let’s tell that classmate     cheated(作弊)on the test not to do it again.
(A) who                     (B) which                  (C) where                       (D) what
(      )   4.  Peter collects stamps     can’t be bought easily.
(A) who                     (B) where                 (C) that                           (D) those
(      )   5.  We love our     who took care of us when we were young.
(A) X                         (B) toys                    (C) teacher                     (D) parents
(      )   6.  Mandy saw an old man and a dog     walked in the park slowly.
(A) X                         (B) who                    (C) which                        (D) that
(      )   7.  You are listening to the song     written by me.
(A) who is                 (B) which is              (C) what is                      (D) who has
(      )   8.  Can you believe it?  The man     just passed us by is a world-famous
football player.
(A) that                     (B) which                 (C) he                             (D) whom
(      )   9.  The doctors are helping the man     is badly hurt.
(A) whom                  (B) whose                (C) that                           (D) what
(      ) 10.  Do you know the old men that     to the park every morning?
(A) come                  (B) comes                (C) came                        (D) coming
(      ) 11.  Who is the girl     talked to you last night?
(A) which                  (B) that                     (C) who                           (D) whom
(      ) 12.  The girl and her cat     were hit by a car live next to me.
(A) who                     (B) which                  (C) what                          (D) that
(      ) 13.  Ken who     your friend     your help now.
(A) is; needs             (B) am; need            (C) are; needs                (D) be; need
(      ) 14.  The bus     stopped right in front of us was driven by a crazy man.
(A) who                     (B) what                   (C) that                           (D) it









Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dead Giveaway!!! 絕對有貓餅!!!

故事的源起是從一宗綁架案說起,美國俄亥俄州遭綁架的三名女子最近獲救,卻發現她們遭囚禁長達十年之久,以下是新聞:

3女遭囚禁案 美警逮3兄弟


這起新聞的英雄是Charles Ramsey,他受訪的時候因為生動的語氣,也獲得了Gregory 混音兄弟青睞,幫他做了一首歌:

(影片翻譯是由B.C.& Lowy製作,他的部落格也提供很精闢的解說)



這邊恐怕一定要提供一下歌詞,否則怕滿足不了觀眾的好奇心:

I knew something was wrong
when a little pretty white girl ran
into a black man's arms.

Dead giveaway, dead giveaway…
(dead  是"死",而這邊是有"絕對是"的意思,類似"說死了", "死硬"的那個"死")
(giveaway字面上是"給了什麼東西",在這邊就是"洩漏了什麼"的意思)

My neighbor got big testicles (=got big balls=很有"種")
cause we see this dude every day.
We eat ribs with this dude,
but we didn't have a clue

 that that girl was in that house.
She said: please help me get out!

Dead giveaway, dead giveaway…

So I opened the door,
we can't get in that way
a body can't fit through the door,
only your hand.
So we kick-kicked the bottom
and she comes out, and she says:
it's some more girls up in that house,
call 911 and they caught him
at McDonald’s.

I knew something was wrong
when a little pretty white girl ran
into a black man's arms.

Dead giveaway...

這大概就是英文內含的節奏,再加上黑人天生的天賦,不曉得講中文可不可以也做成這樣一首歌?這就要請一些混音達人來解答了!

如果有人好奇原版是什麼樣的,原版在此:


最後,你可以跟這唱一下: Dead~ giveaway! Dead giveaway... .... ...


Monday, May 06, 2013

看動畫學英文- 9: Face Palm (你知道這個動作但是你可能不知道英文怎麼說... ...)

 
 
 
 
 
 
還有影片教你怎麼facepalm (超白癡的  不喜惡入)
Here is a video showing you how to facepalm properly (highly idiotic):
 
 

Saturday, May 04, 2013

 
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