11What do you know about Beijing Opera What do you know about Beijing Opera? Work in pairs and choose the right answers.1. When did Beijing Opera start?a) the late 18th centuryb) the late 19th centuryc) the late 20th centurya) the late 18th century
122. How many main roles are there in Beijing Opera? a) 4 b) 8 c) 12a) 43. What are eh main instruments played in Beijing Opera?a) violin b) jinghu c) drumd) piano e) sanxian f) guitarb) jinghu
134. Match the main roles with their names. sheng male roles with brightlypainted facedan female rolesjing clown roleschou male roles
14Beijing Opera main roles skills needed history acrobatics costumes Late 18th centuryLate 18th centuryActing,talkingActing,talkingFour rolesFour rolesmain rolesskills neededhistorySinging,dancingBeijing Operaacrobaticscostumessinging stylessinging stylesBright coloursBright colourssharp
15Symbols in Beijing Opera Match the meanings with the pictures on P24:Pic They are in the city.Pic She is in a carriage.Pic They are in their newbedroom.Pic She is on a horse.
16Match the following words with their meanings Match the following words with their meanings. Then use the words complete the sentences below.combine, treasure, mask,acrobatics, costume
17the clothes worn in a play or film mix two or more thingssomething with specialvalued) movements of one’s body in a skilful waye) something that covers one’s facecostumecombinetreasureacrobaticsmask
18This golden ring is a real ________. My mother sewed my _______ for the school play.I love watching __________ but it looks very difficult!treasurecostumeacrobatics
194. The first step in making a cake is to _______ the milk andbutter.5. The singer wore a _______ thatwas made of wood.combinemask
20Listen to the first and second part of a TV programme Listen to the first and second part of a TV programme. Use the Strategies to answer the questions.1. What skills do Beijing Opera actors need to have ?Acting, talking, singing, music dancing and acrobatics.
212. Where was Beijing Opera performed at the beginning ?On open-air stages, in markets, streets, teahouses or temple courtyards.3.Why does it have very loud music and a piercing singing style ?
22Because at the beginning, Beijing Opera was performed mostly on open-air stages. 4. Why do performers wearbrightly coloured costumes?With bright colour, their costumes are more impressive and the crowd can see them more clearly.
23Read and listen to the last part of the programme Read and listen to the last part of the programme. Then answer the questions.1. What does the stage look like in Beijing Opera?Very simple.
242. How do symbols play an important role in Beijing Opera? Because symbolism plays a very important role in Beijing Opera.
25Various body movements can represent actions. riding in acarriageriding ahorsean army ofthousandswalking with aflag on each sidefour generalsand four soldiersholding a tassel
26Listen to two dialogues Listen to two dialogues. What do the students Li Ming and Zhu Meiling get permission for? What do they not get permission for?Li Ming –permission to go to Pufang’s birthday party/ not permission to go to the cinema.
27Zhu Meiling –permission to hand in her project next week /not permission to write up the project in Chinese.
28Listen again and fill in the blanks. would, can’t, let, could, OK, know, excuse me, must, everyone’s going, can
29Informal You (1)______ my classmate Yang Pufang. know Well, Pufang’s going to have a birthday party this Saturday afternoon. Is it(2) _____ if I go? The party’s a special occasion and (3)__________.knowOKeveryone’s
30Oh, all right…I’ll (4) ____ you go, but I need you to be back by 8 o’clock the latest. Thanks, Mum. And I was thinking…(5)_____I go to the cinema with Pufang on Sunday?letcan
31What about your grandpa and grandma What about your grandpa and grandma? Who ‘s going to help me look after them if you go ?Oh, Mum. Please let me go to the cinema.You can go to Pufang’s birthday Party but you (6)____ go to the cinema.can’t
32Formal(7) __________, Miss Wang?(8) _______it be all right if I handed in my project next week?OK, you (9) _____give me your project first thing on Monday morning.Excuse meWouldcan
33(10) ______I write up the project in Chinese. No, I’m afraid you can’t (10) ______I write up the project in Chinese? No, I’m afraid you can’t . You (11) ______use English like all the other students.Couldmust