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Date : 15 October 2010

Time : 9.00-9.40 am (40 minutes)
School : SMK Tengku Ampuan Afzan,
25200 Kuantan, Pahang
Location : Semi-Urban
Form : 5 Archimedes
No. of students : 26
Level of proficiency : Intermediate
Subject : English Literature
Topic : Theme Appearance vs Reality in Hamlet, Act5

General Objective : To enable students to learn the theme Appearance

vs Reality presented in a play, Hamlet.

Learning outcomes : By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Match statements related to Act5 Scene2 with either Appearance or
2. Identify lines in Act5 Scene2 which portray the events of each statement
related to theme Appearance vs. Reality in Worksheet1
3. Identify other events in Act1 which also portray the theme of Appearance
vs. Reality.
Stage Instruction Teaching Aids
Set Induction 1. Teacher shows a picture of 1. Pictures of
before and after makeup face of celebrities, before
celebrities. and after make
2. Teacher asks questions ups.
3. Teacher relates the pictures 2. Laptop
to the theme of appearance vs. 3. LCD
Presentation 1. Teacher explains the theme White-board
Appearance vs. Reality in Marker
2. Teacher uses example by
using other events in Hamlet that
portrays this theme as well.
Practice 1. Teacher informs students that 1. Worksheet 1
(Activity 1) the lesson will be based on
Hamlet - Act5, Scene2.
2. Teacher informs that this is a
pair-work activity.
3. Teacher distributes
worksheet1 to students.
4. Teacher asks students to
match each statement given in
column A with either Appearance
or Reality in column B.
5. Students are given 5 minutes
to complete the task.
6. Teacher discusses answer
with students.
Practice 1. Teacher informs students to 1. the text – Hamlet
(Activity 2) stay with their partner for next Act5, Scene2
activity. (students have the
2. Teacher asks students to use text)
their own text of Hamlet, Act5, 2. Worksheet 2
3. Teacher distributes worksheet
2 to students.
4. Teacher asks students to
identify lines according to the
statements given which related
to the theme Appearance vs.
5. Students are given 10minutes
to complete their task
6. Teacher discusses the
answer with students and relates
both activity with the theme of
Appearance vs. Reality in Act5,
Closing 1. As for homework, teacher 1. The text – Hamlet
asks students to do revision on Act5, Scene2
Hamlet’s Act1 and identify lines (students have the
in this act which portray the text)
theme of Appearance vs.
2. Teacher will continue with the
revision in the next lesson.
3. Teacher sums up the lesson
for today.
4. Class dismisses.
Appendix 1
(Set Induction)
SMK Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang

Name: ____________________________ Class: ___________________

Worksheet 1
Match each statement given in Column A with either Appearance or Reality in
Column B

Column A Column B
The Sword

Hamlet takes the sword without him knowing

that it is poisoned and he kills Laertes

Laertes will take the poisoned sword during the

duel with Hamlet so that he can kill Hamlet

The Letter REALITY

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern send letter to

English asked that Hamlet to be executed

Hamlet switched the letter, requesting on

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to be executed

Polonius’ Death

Hamlet intended on killing Polonius

It is Hamlet’s madness that drives him to kill



The pearl is actually the poison which meant to

kill Hamlet but had killed Gertrude

The King drop a pearl inside Hamlet’s drink for

his health when Hamlet wins.
SMK Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang

Name: ____________________________ Class: ___________________

Worksheet 2
By using the excerpt given on Hamlet’s Act5 Scene2, identify lines which shows
the event for each situation in Worksheet 1

Situation Lines
• The Letter O royal knavery! An exact command, -
o Hamlet switches the Larded with many several sorts of reasons,
letter to England Importing Denmark’s health and England’s too,
asking that With, ho! Such bugs and goblins in my life, -
Rosencrantz and That, on the supervise, no leisure bated,
Guildenstern to be No, not to stay the grinding of the axe,
executed My head should be struck off.
(line 20-26)

• Polonius Death
o Hamlet asks for
forgiveness from
Laertes and tells him
that it was madness
that caused him to kill

• The Sword
o Hamlet wounded
Laertes who finally
discovers that he’s
dying from his own

• Wine
o The King drops a
pearl into Hamlet’s
wine for winning and
for Hamlet’s health
o Gertrude dies from
drinking that wine