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Lesson 2 Beijing Opera. Peking opera, the best-known Chinese Opera, was developed during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). It is a dramatic form that includes.

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1 Lesson 2 Beijing Opera

2 Peking opera, the best-known Chinese Opera, was developed during the Qing dynasty ( ). It is a dramatic form that includes dance, theater, music, and Peking Opera

3 skilled performance. Character types depend on vocal styles. Performers wear dramatic makeup or masks.

4 Who is she? Mei Lanfang

5 What role do they play in Beijing Opera?

6 Sheng

7 Dan

8 Jing

9 Chou

10 mask

11 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 century b) the late 19th century c) the late 20th century a) the late 18th century

12 2. How many main roles are there in Beijing Opera? a) 4 b) 8 c) What are eh main instruments played in Beijing Opera? a) violin b) jinghu c) drum d) piano e) sanxian f) guitar a) 4 b) jinghu

13 4. Match the main roles with their names. sheng male roles with brightly painted face dan female roles jing clown roles chou male roles

14 Beijing Opera history Late 18th century main roles Four roles skills needed Singing,dancing acrobatics Acting,talking costumes Bright colours sharp singing styles Late 18th century Four roles Acting,talking Bright colours singing styles

15 Match the meanings with the pictures on P24: Pic.1 They are in the city. Pic.2 She is in a carriage. Pic.3 They are in their new bedroom. Pic.4 She is on a horse. Symbols in Beijing Opera

16 Match the following words with their meanings. Then use the words complete the sentences below. combine, treasure, mask, acrobatics, costume

17 a)the clothes worn in a play or film b)mix two or more things c)something with special value d) movements of ones body in a skilful way e) something that covers ones face costume acrobatics mask treasure combine

18 1.This golden ring is a real ________. 2.My mother sewed my _______ for the school play. 3.I love watching __________ but it looks very difficult! treasure acrobatics costume

19 4. The first step in making a cake is to _______ the milk and butter. 5. The singer wore a _______ that was made of wood. combine mask

20 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.

21 On open-air stages, in markets, streets, teahouses or temple courtyards. 2. Where was Beijing Opera performed at the beginning ? 3.Why does it have very loud music and a piercing singing style ?

22 Because at the beginning, Beijing Opera was performed mostly on open-air stages. 4. Why do performers wear brightly coloured costumes? With bright colour, their costumes are more impressive and the crowd can see them more clearly.

23 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.

24 Because symbolism plays a very important role in Beijing Opera. 2. How do symbols play an important role in Beijing Opera?

25 holding a tassel walking with a flag on each side four generals and four soldiers an army of thousands riding a horse riding in a carriage Various body movements can represent actions.

26 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 Pufangs birthday party/ not permission to go to the cinema.

27 Zhu Meiling –permission to hand in her project next week /not permission to write up the project in Chinese.

28 Listen again and fill in the blanks. would, cant, let, could, OK, know, excuse me, must, everyones going, can

29 You (1)______ my classmate Yang Pufang. Well, Pufangs going to have a birthday party this Saturday afternoon. Is it(2) _____ if I go? The partys a special occasion and (3)__________. know OK everyones Informal

30 Oh, all right…Ill (4) ____ you go, but I need you to be back by 8 oclock the latest. Thanks, Mum. And I was thinking…(5)_____I go to the cinema with Pufang on Sunday? let can

31 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 Pufangs birthday Party but you (6)____ go to the cinema. cant

32 (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. Would can Excuse me Formal

33 (10) ______I write up the project in Chinese? No, Im afraid you cant. You (11) ______use English like all the other students. must Could

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