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  1. He isn't being very proactive about looking for a job. He is more just waiting for things to fall into .
  2. Even though the teacher tries to keep the class comfortable, some students still get stage .
  3. as it starts every time and has four tires, it is a good car.
  4. Conversations on the telephone are more difficult because you the facial expressions of the other person.
  5. In our emergency first aid class we do a lot of playing to create practice situations.
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#531 Actor's Fear

Eucharia talks about stage fright and drama.

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read people

You learn how to read people in drama.

To 'read a person' is to look at him and know what he is thinking or feeling, although sometimes it is different from what he is saying. Notice the following:

  1. I can read him very well, and I know that there is a problem in his life.
  2. She never talks and is impossible to read.

role play

I use a lot of drama in my classes such as role plays.

A 'role play' is a dramatic activity where each actor acts like a specific character or type of person.  Notice the following:

  1. Even after the role play was finished, he still thought he was a king.
  2. Let's do a role play to practice your interview.

in so far

It’s a semi-controlled version of English learning in so far as they can rehearse.

'In so far' refers to the degree that the class is semi-controlled.  You can replace this phrase with "meaning that".  Notice the following:

  1. He was a decent student, in so far as he came to class and did his homework.
  2. In this job you will have a lot of freedom, in so far as you can create your own schedule.

stage fright

What do you do for stage fright?

If you have 'stage fright,' you are nervous to have everyone focus their attention on you.  Stage fright can be used to talk about acting or any other situation where someone is in front of an audience, like giving a speech.  Notice the following:

  1. I always get stage fright when the teacher asks me to read in front of the class.
  2. Even though she had practiced her presentation a hundred times she still got stage fright.

fall into place

The minute I get onto the stage it just all falls into place.

When events 'fall into place' they work out in an organized manner, or the way they were planned to happen.  Notice the following:

  1. The lead singer was sick for the concert and there was no electricity, but somehow everything fell into place and it was a success.
  2. Some people get very frustrated when life doesn't fall into place the way they want.

 

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