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Lesson 7 All the World’s a Stage

In this lesson you will learn some vocabulary related to theatre and street art, visit some websites and find out how to get tickets to events, talk about art and culture as a hobby and take a look at two Finnish cities.
Read these two articles
and study the words listed at the end of the articles.

Exercise 7.1

Out and About

  Photo by Willem Van Bergen

Visit the websites of the famous houses and centers listed below. Find out what is playing and who is performing or showing now or in the near future. Pick one event / show / play / exhibition to see or visit. Find out how you can get some tickets and what they cost. State the reasons for your choice. In addition, does the place offer anything to listen to or watch online for free?
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.
Submit the information in the boxes under the links.

 Photo by Video4net


Exercise 7.2

Cultural Interests

Do you have music, theater, or some other form of art as a hobby or are you possibly an artist yourself?
If yes, write a short biography of yourself as an artist. Give some background information of yourself, describe what you do and what your current activities are. You can also list your accomplishments and present some examples of your work. 
If not, find out what kind of possibilities your hometown or nearby towns offer to someone who is interested in having some form of art as a hobby and write a list of those in English.
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.
Submit your text below.


Exercise 7.3

 Photo by Willem van Bergen


Art and Design in the City

Turku was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2011 and Helsinki was designated as the World Design Capital 2012.
What is that about? Please explain in your own words. Start with a visit to the websites and then submit your written answer below. The length of your text should be about 100 words. 
 Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.



Exercise 7.4

Infinitives and -ing forms – Multiple Choice

Choose the correct alternative.
Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.
1.       Maggie enjoys to gogoing to the theater.
2.       She doesn’t mind to seeseeing the same play more than once.
3.       She intends to visitvisiting London this year.
4.       Maggie often decides to watchwatching musicals with top performers.
5.       She has also opted to participateparticipating in an amateur play herself.
6.       Harry has promised to traveltraveling to London with her.
7.       He has avoided to joinjoining Maggie on these trips because he can't stand to flyflying.
8.       However, Harry desires to actacting himself.
9.       He plans to auditionauditioning for a comedy in the near future.


Exercise 7.5


Indefinite Pronouns – Fill in

Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

1.       John told    about going to the movies.
2.       He wanted to watch the movie without  bothering him.
3.       He also wanted to buy  to eat but he didn’t have  extra money.
4.         called his name.
5.       It was  guy who was in his math class.
6.       The guy said that  he knew had really enjoyed this movie.
7.       John didn’t know  about the actors beforehand but  of the special effects were worth the hype.
8.        Almost  about the movie impressed him.


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