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Drama in the performance of texts is one of the most compelling of language learning resources…This book offers a wealth of preparatory activities, suggestions for varied ways of using the text and helpful suggestions for follow-up.
— Alan Maley

A treasure trove of teaching ideas, covering areas like pronunciation, grammar, pragmatics, discussion themes.
— Charlyn Wessels Dyers, author of Drama in the Oxford Resource Series for Teachers

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Additional information

Weight 7.4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .25 in



9781948492034, 9781948492126

Publication Date

28 March 2018




72 pages


8.5 x 11 inches



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Answer Key

Her Own Worst Enemy Answer Key

Extension Ideas

  • How to Organize a Mini-Debate One of the suggestions for post-performance activities in the book is a mini-debate. It’s a great way to have students grapple with the theme of the play, work with language, and practice the pragmatics of persuasion. Suggested topics for Her Own Worst Enemy include:
    • Who should choose what a student majors in? Or what a young person’s career should be?
    • Should you pursue your talents or your interests?
      Should Aida study acting or science?
    • Agree or Disagree: Studying Liberal Arts is a waste of time.
    • Agree or Disagree: Science without a sense of history and ethics is dangerous.
  • How to Do Readers Theater  Reader’s Theater is a great way to practice pronunciation and pragmatics with a minimum of preparation. Students can also being analyzing the script and rehearse for a full-production. Here’s some things to take into consideration as you do Reader’s Theater in class.

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