كتاب الطالب Course Book اللغة الانجليزية الصف الثامن الفصل الثاني 2021

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كتاب الطالب Course Book اللغة الانجليزية الصف الثامن الفصل الثاني 2021


Emirati drama and theatrical performances really began in the 1950s, and Arab immigrants from the surrounding area played an important role in their development. The present ruler of Sharjah, HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed A1 Qasimi, was one of the first Emirati playwrights

There are two main categories of Emirati drama. The first of these is popular drama, which is written in the Emirati dialect and is therefore difficult for non-Emiratis to understand. Most texts in this category are written as scripts and performed on stage to local audiences

The second category of drama could be described as 'intellectual drama': it explores a particular set of ideas or themes. Sheikh Sultan A1 Oasimi, mentioned above, writes mainly historical plays and fiction. Most, if not all, of his writings have been translated into English and a few other languages. Many of his plays have performed on stage during the Sharjah Theatre Festival that takes place annually

 

AISHA'S BLOG

Last week. some members of our class at school went to the Fujairah International Monodrama Festival. Monodrama is an interesting type of drama because it involves only one actor. This actor gives a dramatic monologue — a type of story about themselves. So, in other words. it's like a solo show. Of course. this type of drama is really part of the history of story-telling that we have in the Arab world

On the whole. we found it an enjoyable experience. However, a lot of the ideas we heard on the stage were about modem - day political and social issues. It certainly wasn't a way to escape from the real world! Our school is encouraging more students to take part in monodrama; they see it as a way to express thoughts and ideas. I think it sounds interesting — how about you Sometimes. actors use monologues to show a person's journey from a place of difficulty to a position of individual success. Other times. their monologues don't have any final solution; they show that the person is perhaps at
a crossroads in their life. That is good. too. So. for these reasons. I think this type of drama is important. Maha. 16

I think I would find it embarrassing to talk about my personal journey and thoughts. I don't think I would be very happy to give a monologue on stage. I don't like too much attention! Reem. 15

Writing

4 Write a short online blog (no more than 100 words). Say how useful you think drama is for the ordinary person


Lesson 13 Shakespeare

Reading

1 Read about William Shakespeare, the English poet and dramatist

Which three facts do you find most interesting about him

Shakespeare

was one of the Western world's greatest playwrights. He wrote 37 plays and 145 sonnets (a type of poem). But why do We consider him to be a genius

What made him as a perM»n and a writer

More than anything, it is Shakespeare's ability to create unforgettable characters that makes his writing so extraordinary. Think of Hamlet or King Lear! They are characters that are sometimes weak as well as strong: they are not perfect human beings. In this way, although many of his characters were figures from history, Shakespeare was able to express and communicate a wide range of feelings. These were feelings that his audiences could share from their own of life left school at the age Of 15 to help his father in his trade. and didn't go to university Many people lcx»ked down on him because of this. However his writing contributed to the development of the English language: many words and phrases invented by him are still u:æd in a few words, he managed to sum up a whole view Of life or a situation was first an actor and then he a playwright as well. This in itself was unusual — not many
people went from the one occupation to the other — and is perhaps one reason why love his plays as well as audiences

The fact that achieved fame in his own lifetime is surprising; the fact that, over years later. are still performing his plays, is even more amazing

2 Look back at the text. In what ways was Shakespeare unusual? Discuss and note down points that are mentioned in the text, adding any others you can think of

 

Lessons 3 — 4 The Nile

Reading

1 Read the text. Then tell your partner three things you have learned about the River Nile

The Nile

In the past, the Ancient called the longest river on our planet Ar or Aur, which means 'black' , because after the river flooded it left behind black sediment- Nowadays, the most common name for this river is en -
Nil or an - Nil in Arabic and Nile in English. The Nile flows for 6700 km through ten different African nations and its large delta meets the Mediterranean Sea on the coast of Egypt - Throughout history, there have been many expeditions to discover Meiterruman Sea s. INDIAN the source of the Nile. In the nineteenth century, many people believQd the source of the Nile to be LakeVictoria, but nowadays, we know that the real source of the Nile is probably one of the many the smaller rivers that flow into LakeV1ctoria. However, we still don't know which one, and and explorers from all over the world still travel to to try to the mystery

Lake Victorya (Yia is definitely the source of the White Nile, one of the two big tributaries of the Great Nile, the great mother river which flows down to the sea. The other main tributary is the Blue Nile, which comes from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The two meet in Sudan to form the Great Nile, which flows into where it finally meets the sea. lhe Nile delta is about 160 km long and covers 240 km of coastline. The sea tides bring salt water into the Nile's estuary where it mixes with fresh water. Ihis is horne to some of the biggest reptiles in the world: the Nile crexodiles







 

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