SHIRLEY VALENTINE

SHIRLEY VALENTINE

This is an interesting practical reading and speaking lesson about Shirley Valentine.

Shirley Valentine is a fictional character created in a book and later turned into both a London West End Play and a major film starring Julie Walters.

Try to answer the questions about the lesson at the end.

This is the narrative of the lesson:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Shirley Valentine was a woman of forty-two from Liverpool England.

One summer, she went on holiday to Greece with a friend, Jane.

They stayed in a hotel near the beach.

The manager of this hotel was a man called Costas.

Shirley went to the hotel bar one evening and started talking to Costas.

After a while, he said, ‘Would you like to go for a ride in my brother’s boat tomorrow?’

She thought he was nice, so she went with him the next day.

Shirley enjoyed the boat trip very much.

So much so, she went out with him every day.

They swam, sunbathed and visited the sights of Greece.

At the end of her holiday, Shirley went to the airport to fly home.

When she thought of Liverpool, she decided not to go home at all.

She ran out of the airport and went back to the hotel where she had been staying.

Shirley saw Costas in the bar with a woman.

She heard him say, ‘Would you like to go for a ride in my brother’s boat tomorrow’

When Costas saw Shirley, he was shocked and speechless.

Shirley just smiled and asked him for a job in his hotel.

She wasn’t in love with Costas but she was in love with Greece.

QUESTIONS

  1. Who was the woman?

 

  1. Where did she go on holiday?

 

  1. Where did they stay?

 

  1. Who was the man?

 

  1. Where did the woman meet the man?

 

  1. What did the man say to the woman?

 

  1. Where did they go together and what did they do?

 

  1. At the end of the holiday, what did the woman decide to do?

 

  1. What happened next?

 

  1. How did it end?

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s