18.5.16 【最简美式口语050】Going out to see shows 城市休闲x看演出•小剧场与音乐会

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周三主题:Real Life English 【最简美式口语050【最简美语050 Going out to see shows 城市休闲x看演出·小剧场与音乐会


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5.16 地道美语小剧场与音乐会】微信互动

去剧场看过话剧吗?去音乐厅听过音乐会吗?在北京,大大小小的剧院每天都有各类优秀的作品在上演,音乐场馆里有来自海内外的艺术大师呈现赏心悦目的表演,人生总要看一次莎翁的话剧,听几场高规格的音乐会,享受人类精神文化的滋养,陶冶情志,开拓眼界,触碰大师级艺术家的灵魂。【地道美语050】文化生活英语·小剧场与音乐会


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dialogue 1

Jingjing: Mark, are you getting out much these days?

Mark: Not as much as I'd like to—mostly just---- out to eat.

Jingjing: Same with me. I wonder if you---- coming to Beijing.

Mark: I hear about them on the radio sometimes,------- if they sound perfect.

Jingjing: There was a Shakespeare performance recently. -----about that?

Mark: Yes, I did, and I wanted to go. -------to get tickets.

Jingjing: That's too bad. ------ Shakespeare's plays performed live?

Mark: Have I? I've seen four: two productions of Hamlet, and also the Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and a Winter's Tale.

Jingjing: Where were they performed?

Mark: Three different places. ----- modelled after the Globe, with two or three three levels of open-air seating.

Jingjing: You mean it ------- the Globe Theater?

Mark: I don't know if they replicated it exactly. But it was the same basic design, a semi-circle of seating,------backdrop instead of curtains.

Jingjing: That sounds just about the-------- original venue.

Mark: Yeah. ------------------------

Jingjing: That sounds great. Where was that, in England?

Mark: England has a better one, I bet. ----------- This one was in Ashland, Oregon. Every summer, they have a Shakespeare festival.

Jingjing: Wow, I'll have to check it out.

dialogue 2

Jingjing: Hey, last time I ran in to you, we got to talking about live theater.

Mark: Yeah, I re-----------goings-on in Beijing, though.

Jingjing: There's so much going on in Beijing. It's a world-class city. I feel silly to be living here and missing----------.

Mark: Right. I used to go out for that stuff more, ------Living out in the suburbs, it makes it such a late night.

Jingjing: Past your bedtime, eh grandpa?

Mark: Hey, go easy on me. What about you Do you get out to see much?

Jingjing: Like you, I hear about the big ones, ------------.

Mark: Well, it's worth it a few times

Jingjing: Right. I saw an Italian modern composer a few years back. I liked his movie scores.

Mark: Wait, was that Ennio Morricone?

Jingjing: Yeah, he gave a concert at the Great Hall of the People. --------

Mark: ------------------

Jingjing: Hmm. Besides that and the National Theater, ---------halls you'd recommend.

Mark: Try the Forbidden City Concert Hall. -----world-famous solo musicians. So tickets are reasonable, but you get a --------.

Jingjing: I'll look in the listings for shows there. Any others?

Mark: Well, as for drama, you could -------. There are two or three. I'll text you the names or links to their sites next time-----------------

Jingjing: All right. I really need to get out more. So, I'll start paying more attention to upcoming events.


new words and phrases

from dialogue 1

get out much go out to theater or museums

open-air seating seats in a theater or a stadium that are not under a roof

backdrop what you see behind the stage

venue a theater or stadium

from dialogue 2

goings-on events, performances

world-class the best in the world, as good as can be found anywhere (She's a world-class doctor.)

solo musicians an artist performing alone, rather than with a band or as part of a symphony (also, this can be used if the artist is the only famous one giving a performance but is accompanied by other musicians)


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