Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers: Drama Techniques: A Resource Book of Communication Activities for Language Teachers
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Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers: Drama Techniques: A Resource Book of Communication Activities for Language Teachers

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The fully revised edition of this 'classic' helps teachers give their learners the tools they need to express themselves through a range of stimulating drama contexts. This completely revised edition of the classic title Drama Techniques provides: *150 ideas for interesting and productive fluency practice *a large selection of drama-based techniques which focus learners' attention on communicative tasks or activities *techniques suitable for all levels *clear instructions for the teacher *advice on how to use the techniques in the classroom
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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 15mm | 360g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0521601193
  • 9780521601191
  • 205,142

Table of contents

11. Getting Ready. Non-verbal warming-up activities. 1.1 Handshakes 1.2 Hand catching 1.3 Mirror hands 1.4 Numbers in your head 1.5 Clap around the circle 1.6 Swings 1.7 Catch the ball 1.8 Beat out that rhythm 1.9 Touch it 1.10 Blind Non-verbal cooling-down activities 1.11 Breathing 1.12 Feeling the space 1.13 Feeling your muscles 1.14 From seed to plant 1.15 Slow motion 1.16 Just relax 1.17 Directed relaxation 1.18 Going with the flow 1.19 Don't break it! Verbal exercises 1.20 Football wave 1.21 Can you do this? 1.22 The sun and the moon 1.23 Not me! It was Jim. 1.24 Back writing 1.25 Gobbledy-gook 1.26 And I'm a butcher 1.27 The seat on my left is free 1.28 Let me tell you something about X. 1.29 Something in common 1.30 Directed group visualization 1.31 Childhood memories 1.32 Personalities / celebrities. Group formation activities. 1.33 Strings 1.34 Atom 3 1.35 Mix and mingle 1.36 I've got my eye on you 1.37 I know what I like. 2. Observation. 2.1 Freeze 2.2 Back to back 2.3 Spot the change 2.4 Say 'Cheese' 2.5 Just listening 2.6 I said, he said, she said... 2.7 Minimal differences 2.8 My potato 2.9 Kim's game 2.10 Familiar scenes 2.11 Like me? Like you? 2.12 Just looking 2.13 First this, then that... 2.14 Picture memory 3. Working with Mime. 3.1 What am I doing? 3.2 My word 3.3 Metronome mime 3.4 Difficulty with large or small objects 3.5 Exchanging objects 3.6 Taste, touch, smell. 3.7 What time of day is it? 3.8 Miming nature 3.9 Mimes from the past 3.10 Miming a poem 3.11 Miming noises 3.12 Normal, slow, fast 3.13 Mime sketch 3.14 Hotel receptionist 4. Working with the voice. 4.1 Relaxation 4.2 Physical warm-ups 4.3 Breathing 4.4 Warming up the voice 4.5 Preparing the articulators 4.6 Volume 4.7 Thinking about my voice 4.8 Changing voices 4.9 Delayed repetition 4.10 Working on words 4.11 A vocal tapestry 4.12 Shifting the stress 4.13 Listing 4.14 Elastic sentences 4.15 Playing with the text 4.16 Listen to me! 4.17 Group orchestration of texts. 5. Working with objects. 5.1 What am I holding? 5.2 My special object. Your special object... 5.3 Metamorphosis 5.4 The envelope 5.5 The all-purpose object 5.6 Stone, wood and metal 5.7 It meant a lot to me 5.8 Fashion show 5.9 Where did you get that hat? 5.10 Masks 5.11 What am I bid? 5.12 Symbols and Icons 5.13 Who's the owner? 6. Working with visuals. 6.1 Self-portraits 6.2 Identikit 6.3 From my album 6.4 Space invaders 6.5 High points 6.6 Portraits 6.7 Becoming a picture 6.8 Bringing a picture to life 6.9 Picture sets 6.10 Faces and places 6.11 Split cartoons 6.12 Mood pictures 6.13 Pictures from music 6.14 Recreating the scene 6.15 Guided visualization 6.16 Characters from fiction 7. Working with the imagination. 7.1 Something in common 7.2 Statues 7.3 Amazimbi 7.4 Patent pending 7.5 Making a machine 7.6 Waking dream 7.7 Festival 7.8 It's against the law! 7.9 Time's Arrow 7.10 Our new constitution 8. Working from/into words, phrases, sentences 8.1 My favourite word 8.2 The feel of words 8.3 Real English ~ or not? 8.4 What's in a name? 8.5 Words and movement 8.6 Tableaux 8.7 Praise songs 8.8 Group story 8.9 Off the cuff 8.10 Mirror words 8.11 Charades 8.12 Split headlines 8.13 Split exchanges 8.14 People, places, problems and things 8.15 Odd news 8.16 Proverbs in action 8.17 First lines 9. Working from / into texts 9.1 Mini-texts 9.2 What next? 9.3 Starters 9.4 Tops and tails 9.5 Jumbled stories 9.6 What are they saying? 9.7 Stop press 10. Working from / into scenarios and scripts. 10.1 One-word dialogues 10.2 Dialogue interpretation 10.3 Alibi 10.4 Just a minute 10.5 Telephone conversations 10.6 Conflict 10.7 Tension 10.8 The hole 10.9 Role reversal 10.10A real bargain 10.11Real
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