外语教学与研究出版社(外研版)初中八年级上册(初二上学期)英语Module 5 Lao She Teahouse Unit 3 Language in use
Activity 5 Listen and choose the correct answer.
Vicky: Hello, Steve. Are you enjoying your visit to London?
Steve: Thank you for asking, Vicky. I’m having a great time. We went to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre last night.
Vicky: Oh yes, it’s great. A lot of tourists want to go there.
Steve: Yes, my uncle offered to take us, and we decided to see Romeo and Juliet.
Vicky: Did you understand the play?
Steve: Well, I tried to understand the words. It was very difficult. But I know the story.
Vicky: I hope to see Romeo and Juliet too. It’s my favourite play.
Steve: Will your parents agree to take you?
Vicky: Yes, I’m sure they will.
Activity 8 Read the passage and choose the correct answer.
Review of Teahouse
By Li Daming
This year’s school play was a very good choice. Teahouse, by Lao She, is famous and interesting. We learnt a lot about people’s lives in China some one hundred years ago. The actors’ and actresses’ clothes and the teahouse furniture were right for the first half of the twentieth century. The actors and actresses all did a very good job. Li Nan, the student playing Wang Lifa, the owner of the teahouse, was the best. He brought Wang Lifa to life, from a young man to an old man.
I had a great time at the theatre. It was easy for everyone to understand the story and see the changes in Chinese society.
Around the world
Western theatre started in Greece, around 600 BC. The theatres were very big. About 15, 000 people could watch a play at the same time. The audience sat on stone seats to watch the performances. Some of the theatres survive, as do some of the plays by ancient Greek writers. People still watch these plays today.