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Three Great Plays of Shakespeare


While reading Romeo and Juliet (Part I) 1 Compare Romeo and Juliet, using the words in the box. Some words may not fit either of them. cheerful false honest kind cruel independent loyal romantic sensible patient Romeo Juliet

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Macbeth (Part I) 4 Complete the speech bubbles. What is Lady Macbeth thinking? And what is King Duncan dreaming about?

Romeo and Juliet (Part II) 2 Romeo has a very bad memory. Put the instructions that Friar Lawrence has given him in the right order. Steps to follow: c SpendyourweddingnightwithJuliet. c LeaveVerona. c Stayuntiltheprinceforgivesyou. c ReturntoVerona. c GotoMantua. c GotoJuliet. 3 Match the words on the tombs with the names. Mercutio Tybalt Paris LadyMontague Romeo Juliet a Herelies,whodiedoutof sadness. b Herelies,whodiedbecauseof thehatredbetweentwofamilieshedidnot belongto. c Herelies,whowasmurderedby hiscousinshusband. d Herelies,whokilledherselfwith adagger. e Herelies,whokilledhimself withpoison. f Herelies,whodiedbecausehe wasinthewrongplaceatthewrongtime.

5 Who said this? Macbeth or Lady Macbeth? a ImustgointoDuncansroomandkillhim. b Getsomewaterandwashthebloodfrom yourhands. c Icannotgointothatroomandseethekings bodyagain. d Myhandsareasredasyours. e Allthewaterintheoceanswillnotcleanthe bloodfromthesehands. Macbeth (Part II) 6 Complete the speech bubbles. What are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth saying? What is the ghost thinking?

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Activity worksheets

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Three Great Plays of Shakespeare


7 Compare what the witches promised Macbeth and what finally happened. What the witches say to What finally Macbeth happens Macbeth!Macbeth! WatchMacduff.Watch himandprotectyourself fromhim. Macbeth!Bebrave!You cannotbehurtbyany manwhowasbornfrom awoman. Yourenemieswillnever beatyouuntilBirnam Woodmovesto DunsinaneHill. King Lear (Part I) 8 True (T) or false (F)? a EdmundandEdgarwerebrothers. b PeoplethoughtEdgarwasmoreimportant thanEdmund. c TheEarlofGloucesterlovedEdgarmorethan Edmund. d Edmunddidntwanthisfathertoseethe letter. e Edgarwrotetheletter. 9 Complete the table with information from the first part of the story. daughter
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King Lear (Part II) 10 Write each characters name next to the picture. Cornwall Gloucester Goneril servant Regan

After reading Romeo and Juliet 11 Suppose you are Juliet. Write down your feelings in your diary after your father has informed you that you must marry Count Paris. 12 Work with another student. Write a different ending to the story as from the moment Romeo arrives at Juliets tomb. Then share it with the rest of the class. Macbeth 13 In her sleep, Lady Macbeth gets up from bed, takes some paper, writes on it and then goes to bed. Write down what she writes. King Lear 14 Edgar says he will put mud on his face, wear his hair long and dirty, and put on old clothes so as not to be recognised by his fathers men (page 55). Draw what he will look like. 15 Work with another student. Find the similarities between King Lears family and Gloucesters family. Howdidthesonsanddaughtersbehavetowards theirfathersandtowardseachother? Howdidthefathersbehavetowardstheir children?

eldest Goneril Iloveyou asmuch asIlove my. . .

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youngest

husband words to father

share of the kingdom

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LEVEL 4

Three Great Plays of Shakespeare


Romeo and Juliet (Part I)
1 Whos who? Match the names and the right description. 1 Romeo a afriendofRomeos 2 Juliet b ayoungCapulet 3 Benvolio c LordCapuletsdaughter 4 Tybalt d thegirlthatRomeowasinlovewith 5 Escalus e Escalussnephew 6 Rosaline f thePrinceofVerona 7 Paris g LordMontaguesson

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4 Servant:Thequeenisdead,mylord. c 5 Macbeth:Nomancankillmeexceptonewho wasnotbornfromawoman. c a LadyMacbeth:Youarelookingatanempty chair. b Lady:Shedoesthatveryoften.Sheistryingto washherhands. c Macbeth:Thisisnotagoodtimeforherto die. d Macduff:Letmetellyouthen,Iwascutfrom mymothersbodyearly. e Macduff:What?Allmyprettychildren?And theirmother?

Romeo and Juliet (Part II)


2 Are these sentences about the end of the story true (T) or false (F)? a RomeobroketheCapuletstombopen. b RomeodidntwanttokillParis. c Romeokilledhimselfwithpoison. d JulietkilledherselfwiththepoisonthatRomeo brought. e LadyCapuletdiedthepreviousnight. f Theprincesaidthedeathswerethetwofamilies fault. g TheMontaguesandtheCapuletscontinued fighting.

King Lear (Part I)


5 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)? a GonerilwasmarriedtotheDukeofCornwall. b CordeliawasnotyetmarriedbuttheKingofSpain hopedtomakeherhiswife. c Cordelialostherfatherslovebecauseshetoldher fatherthetruth. d EdgarwasGloucestersbastardsonandEdmund washislegitimatesonfromhismarriage. e KingLearwasfoolishtotrustGoneriland Regan.

Macbeth (Part I)
3 Whos who? Match the names and the right description. 1 Macbeth 2 Duncan 3 Banquo 4 LadyMacbeth 5 MalcolmandDonalbain 6 Fleance a anarmyleader b theKingofScotland c LordofGlamis d Banquosson e thetwosonsoftheking f Macbethswife

King Lear (Part II)


6 Put these events from the end of the story in the right order. Number them, 114. a CordeliatoldLearwhoshewas. c c b EdgarandEdmundfought. c EdgarfoundoutaboutGonerilsplanfor EdmundtokillAlbany. c d EdgarshowedAlbanyGonerilsletterto Edmund. c e EdgartoldAlbanythewholestory. c f EdgarwoundedGonerilsservant. c g EdmundandtheBritisharmywonthebattle. c h Edmunddied. c i Gonerilkilledherself. c j GonerilpoisonedRegan. c k GonerilsservantgaveEdgarherletterbeforehe died. c l LeararrivedwithCordeliainhisarms,killedon Edmundsorders. c m Leardied. c n TheBritishsoldierstookLearandCordelia prisoner. c
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Macbeth (Part II)


4 What did they say? Match the words and the replies. 1 Macbeth:IhaveseenBanquo. 2 Ross:Somethingterriblehashappened. Macbethhaskilledyourwifeandallyour children. 3 Doctor:Whatisshedoingwithherhands?

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