Waiting for Godot

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Waiting for Godot

  1. 1. Rafael CarmenHernando Plaza
  2. 2. General Information -Fifth grade: ≈10 years old -6 sessions (a fortnight) -Contents -Present (simple/continuous) + Imperative - Colours, fruits and vegetables -Main objective.Learn English language and some literary English ideas while participating and having fun.
  3. 3. Theater of the Absurd• Play: “WAITING FOR GODOT: a tragicomedy in two acts”.• Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-†1989)• Considered to be“the most significant English language play of the 20th century”• Written originally in French “En attendant Godot”• Published in the fifties (1953, 1956)
  4. 4. Peculiar summary of the play:
  5. 5. First week activities First session: Present. Simple & ContinuousQuestion: “What do you think they are waiting for?” Vocabulary (colours): Cartoons Second session: Imperative + action verbs: Orders to your partner Vocabulary (fruits & vegetables): Bingo. Third session: Ideas about the play watching adaptations Create a comic (PDI)
  6. 6. Second week activities Fourth session: Adapted dialogue (tomatoe); Fill the gap ____ (fruits, vegetables, colours, etc) Fifth session: Introduce a Project Instructions: draw/create a background & Write a dialogue ( possibility of free vocabulary) Sixth session: Show your project/dialogueConclusion: videos about the play (manga style, hello kitty style)
  7. 7. A> Do you want an apple? (A shows a tomato) B> Yes, ¡but that is an orange! Absurd dialogue A>¡It isnt! It is red. It is a strawberry. B> But it is round... ¡It is an apple! A> ¡No, it isnt! Do you want the onion?B> Give it to me... Yuck, it is a fruit... (B catches the tomato) A> ¡No, it isnt! It is a vegetable. B> But it is not green, so it is not a vegetable. A> ¡Yes, it is! It is a fantastic fruit. B>Give me the apple... (B bites the tomato) It tastes good .
  8. 8. Created comics
  9. 9. THE END
  10. 10. Resources• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiRhIozmfzE (cartoons created with Becket’s collaboration)• http://youtu.be/Oosp8MMv_v8 (Italian videogame version of the play)• http://youtu.be/ArX7M24u394 (Human videogame version (really interesting))• http://youtu.be/gPTohbwPpgM (Japanese manga style version)• http://youtu.be/V-bPl2_CEqg (“Hello Kitty” style version)• http://youtu.be/C3DQDFULCYA (Trailer of a formal performance)• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WzYgFA1mkg (Guinea Pig version)• http://youtu.be/ksL_7WrhWOc (Sesame Street version)• http://www.toondoo.com/ (Website for creating comics)

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