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Alphabet Publishing is a small, independent publishing company that specializes in textbooks in the area of English language learning and resources for teachers. We believe that a good teacher is resourceful, with a well-stocked toolkit full of ways to elicit, explain, guide, review, encourage and inspire. We help stock that teacher toolkit by providing teachers with books of practical, useful, and research-based activities and techniques. Visit us at alphabetpublishingbooks.com

Integrated Skills Through Drama Audio Recordings Alphabet Publishing & Alice Savage

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Alphabet Publishing is a small, independent publishing company that specializes in textbooks in the area of English language learning and resources for teachers. We believe that a good teacher is resourceful, with a well-stocked toolkit full of ways to elicit, explain, guide, review, encourage and inspire. We help stock that teacher toolkit by providing teachers with books of practical, useful, and research-based activities and techniques. Visit us at alphabetpublishingbooks.com

    Only The Best Intentions Full Audio

    Only The Best Intentions Full Audio

    This audio recording of the play Only the Best Intentions by Alice Savage was created to help teachers and students working with the coursebook Her Own Worst Enemy, published by Alphabet Publishing. This book is part of the Integrated Skills Through Drama Series that guides students through the project of rehearsing and performing an original one-act play, written in natural language, with the English language learner in mind.

    As they prepare, they study how to use intonation, emphasis, body language and gesture, fixed expressions and idioms, and rhetorical strategies to make meaning. They study pragmatics, the “hidden language” of how culture, context, and relationships, shape how we get what we want with words. And because they are working with a play instead of a textbook dialogue, they are analyzing natural conversation in authentic situations.

    This Only the Best Intentions Audio Recording performed by professional actors and drama students provides one model of how to perform the roles which students can use to shape their own acting choices, whether they chose to imitate or deviate from the actors in the audio. Teachers can play the audio so students can hear the whole play or ask students to record their own performances and compare to this.

    Subscribe to our podcast feed on SoundCloud or wherever you listen to podcasts. The scene-by-scene version will be coming soon!

    Cast of Only the Best Intentions Audio Recording:
    Gigi Curry – Viviana Collymore
    Oscar Bao – Jackson Burnham
    Fiona Curry – Molly Dill
    Paulo Curry – Scott Tesh
    Jaime Curry – Alexander Tate
    Mimi Curry – Alice Savage
    Baba Curry – Cyrus Shafiei

    Recording, editing, production by Kaveh Shafiei

    • 27 min
    Rising Water: Scene 1

    Rising Water: Scene 1

    Scene 1 of the play Rising Water by Alice Savage.


    Ajax Cooper (Alexander Tate) and his friend Magnus (Jackson Burnham) are waiting for the bus. Ajax is on his way to a job interview and is late as usual. Will he ever be as useful as his organized and studious friend, Magnus?

    Quote of the Episode: Ajax: "Yeah, well I guess I'm lucky I live now! Cause if I lived in the future, I'd never be born!"

    For more information about this podcast, to find the other scenes, and to learn about the coursebook Rising Water by Alice Savage, visit www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/itsd.

    • 6 min
    Rising Water: Scene 8

    Rising Water: Scene 8

    Scene 8 of the play Rising Water by Alice Savage.

    The final scene. Ajax (Alexander Tate) has left the safety of the library to join the volunteers. Meanwhile his mother and feverish sister are trapped in the attic. Here's the exciting conclusion.

    And remember if you're enjoying listening to this, think how much fun it would be to perform it. Details at www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/itsd

    Quote of the Episode: Sarah: "No, I can't stay on the line. My battery is dying. This is my last call...Hello? Hello?"

    • 3 min
    Rising Water: Scene 2

    Rising Water: Scene 2

    Scene 2 of the play Rising Water by Alice Savage.

    Ajax's father, Gordon (Scott Tesh) and his mother, Sara, (Alice Savage) discuss the storm. As the flooding gets worse, and with Ajax not answering his phone, Gordon decides to go look for his son, somewhere in the city.

    Quote of the Episode:
    Gordon: "Who goes to a job interview in the middle of a flood?"

    For more information about this podcast, to find the other scenes, and to learn about the coursebook Rising Water by Alice Savage, visit www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/itsd

    • 8 min
    Rising Water: Scene 3

    Rising Water: Scene 3

    Scene 3 of the play Rising Water by Alice Savage.

    Ajax (Alexander Tate) shows up at his job interview with Petra (Viviana Collymore). Half an hour late. In the middle of a flood.

    Quote of the Episode:
    Petra: "I'm really sorry you came all this way, but if it helps, I'm impressed you made it!"

    For more information about this podcast, to find the other scenes, and to learn about the coursebook Rising Water by Alice Savage, visit www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/itsd

    • 6 min
    Rising Water: Scene 4

    Rising Water: Scene 4

    Scene 4 of the play Rising Water by Alice Savage.

    When Gordon (Scott Tesh) gets stuck in the flood while searching for Ajax (Alexander Tate), the script just may flip. But poor Sara (Alice Savage) is still trapped at home with a feverish daughter (Viola Fowler)

    Quote of the Episode:
    "I gotta go, Ajax. Just. Stay. Safe!"

    For more information about this podcast, to find the other scenes, and to learn about the coursebook Rising Water by Alice Savage, visit www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/itsd

    • 7 min

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koshpeli ,

Great model of speaking for students

What a fun and effective way to help ESL students learn English.

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