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  • Quoting Shakespeare Author:Klaudia Pietrzczyk

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    WebQuest "Quoting Shakespeare" powsta w ramach europejskiego projektu BELFER ONLINE.

    WebQuest przeznaczony jest dla uczniw szk gimnazjalnych i ponadgimnazjalnych, posugujcych si jzykiem angielskim na poziomie co najmniej B1.

    Jego celem jest zapoznanie uczniw z pochodzeniem oraz znaczeniem zwrotw i wyrae powszechnie stosowanych w jzyku angielskim, ktre pierwszy raz zostay uyte w utworach Williama Szekspira.

  • Table of contents1. Introduction 1.1. Who was William Shakespeare? 1.2. Words and phrases coined by Shakespeare2. Task 2.1. What is this project about? 2.2. Your task3. Process4. Resources5. Evaluation6. Conclusion

  • 1. Introduction

    1.1. Who was William Shakespeare?

    You would think that his name would need no explaining, but just in case there is someone out there who doesn't know who William Shakespeare is, I will tell you in a nutshell. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. His plays, of which there are 38, have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. (http://www.squidoo.com/supernatural-shakespeare-quotes)POWRT

  • 1.2. Words and phrases coined by ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare was not only a prolific writer, he is said to have introduced thousands of words and phrases into the English language, from the famous "To be, or not to be" to "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" to a few lesser known, but still widely used. However, it is commonly suggested that Shakespeare might not have invented certain words and phrases, but rather his works are the first time the words were actually written down. The argument by many scholars is that words and phrases attributed to Shakespeare were probably spoken first. This does not discount the fact, however, that Shakespeare was a master of the English language, demonstrating great wit. (http://www.yourdictionary.com/list-of-words-and-phrases-shakespeare-invented.html)POWRT

  • 2. Task2.1. What is this project about?As you have already learnt, there are a lot ofphrases widely used in everyday Englishthat originate from Shakespeares works.You may be suprised to discover that whilechatting with friends or writing e-mails youquite often quote Shakespeare!Some examples can be found in thefollowing movie:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMkuUADWW2A.


    The aim of this project is to get familiar with the origin and meaning of some commonly known English phrases that were coined by one of the greatest English writers.

  • 2.2 Your task

    You are going to work in groups of four. Your task is to browse the Internet and other sources to find phrases invented by Shakespeare and present them in a form of Power Point presentation and a short drama.

    For further details and guidlines see section Process.

    The criteria of evaluation can be found in the Evaluation section.


  • 3. ProcessWhile preparing your task, please follow these steps:1. Browse the Internet and other sources to find phrases invented by Shakespear and used in his works (you can find some useful links in the section Resources).2. Choose 20 phrases that are nowadays commonly known and used in everyday English.3. Each member of a group is going to prepare information about 5 phrases. The information should include: - the phrase in English and its equivalent in your native language; source (one of the Shakespeares work) and the phrase in the original context; meaning of a given phrase and an example of usage;- graphic representation of a given phrase (optionally).4. After completing stage 4, you are going to collect all the information that each member of a group have found and create a presentation of all the 20 phrases in Power Point program.5. Aditionally, you are going to invent a dialogue, a role play or a short drama to present the phrases in a new, modern context. Write the script, choose roles for each member of a group, practice the drama before presenting it in front of the class.You can find the criteria of evaluation in the Evaluation section.


  • 4. Resources

    Useful sites:http://oxforddictionaries.com/http://www.pathguy.com/shakeswo.htmhttp://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quoteshttp://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/phrases-sayings-shakespeare.htmlhttp://quotations.about.com/od/shakespearequotes/a/WilliamShakespeare.htmhttp://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-quotes.htmhttp://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/quotes/famous-shakespeare-quotes/http://www.yourdictionary.com/list-of-words-and-phrases-shakespeare-invented.html


  • 5. EvaluationPOWRT

    Category Beginning - 1 Developing - 2 Exemplary - 3 Excellent - 4 Points Research result (the amount and quality of information and materials found) The required information hasn't been found. Some information has been found but it is incomplete and insufficient for the assignment. Most of the required information has been found but not all items have been suitably selected for the task. All the necessary materials have been found to complete the task. 1 - 4 Presentation of the results Power Point presentation (style and form; aesthetic impression) Presentation unattractive, chaotic, inadequate to the content, hard to understand. Presentation not very original, a bit disorderly, only partly adequate to the content; some parts hard to understand. An interesting presentation, orderly, adequate to the content; understandable. A very attractive and original presentation, extremely orderly and adequate to the content; understandable and attention getting. 1 - 4 Presentation of the results short drama Poor content of the drama, not fluent delivery, not many phrases included.Well prepared presentation with not many mistakes, basic meaning conveyed.An interesting content of the presentation, easily understandable, wide range of phrases included.A very attractive presentation, flluent delivery, practical usage of given phrases emphasized.1 - 4 Language skillsPoor language used, a lot of mistakes that impede communication. Some errors distract the reader / listener and may obscure communication at times. Not very wide range of lexical and grammar structures used.A number oferrors may be present, but they do not impede communication. A wide range of lexical and grammar structures used.The language is well developed with some minor mistakes. The students use highly developed vocabulary and grammar structures.1 - 4

  • 6. Conclusion

    By completing this assignment you have learnt a lot about William Shakespeare and become aware of the influence he has had on English language. You have even become linguistic detectives and put a lot of effort to do some research. What is more, you have developed not only language skills but also computer skills and you have learnt how to use the Internet as a source of valuable information. Finally, you have created you own drama and could feel like Shakespeare himself.


    Well done! You have finished your project!

    I hope that by means of this project you have learnt something interesting and you have really enjoyed it!