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English Teaching Theatre - Unit 01 - Tea Break

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Scene A rehearsal room in a theatre Characters Five actors taking a tea break: Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin, Sara

Jerry All right. That’s enough. It’s time for a cup of tea.

Tom Oh, good. A cup of tea. I can’t wait.

Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara sit down. There is no chair for Tom.

Jane OK, Tom, make the tea.

Tom Me?

Sara Yes, make the tea.

Tom Make the tea? Me?

Jane Why not?

Tom All right. What do I have to do? I mean, how do you make tea?

Jerry Huh! He doesn’t know how to make tea!

Tom OK, Jerry. How do you make tea?

Jerry Er…I don’t know.

The others laugh.

Martin Listen, Tom - it’s easy. Put some water in the kettle.

Sara Put the kettle on the stove.

Jane Light a match.

Martin Turn on the gas.

Sara And light the gas.

Jane Then put some tea in the teapot -

Tom It sounds a bit complicated.

Jane Oh, come on! It’s easy!

Martin Listen, Tom. You don’t have to make the tea.

Tom Oh, good.

Martin You can get some from the cafe.

Tom Oh. OK. See you later.

Tom goes towards the door.

Jerry Wait a minute!

Tom What?

Jane You don’t know what we want yet.

Tom Oh, yes. Sorry. What do you all want? Sara?

Sara I’d like a cup of tea - with no milk and no sugar.

Tom One tea - no milk, no sugar. Jane?

Jane I’d like a cup of tea - with lots of milk and no sugar.

Tom Lots of milk - no tea. Right.

Jane No sugar!

Tom No sugar. Right. Jerry?

Jerry I'd like a lemon tea and a big cream cake.

Tom A lemon cake and a cream tea.

Jerry Careful!

Tom What do you want, Martin?

Martin A whisky and soda.

Tom With milk and sugar?

Martin Of course.

Tom wants to check the orders.

Tom OK. Let me get this right. Sara, you want a cup of tea, with no milk and no sugar.

Sara Yes. Oh…No. On second thoughts, I think I’d prefer coffee.

Tom Coffee.

Sara Yes, a cup of coffee - with milk and sugar.

Tom Right. So - it's one coffee with milk and sugar, and one tea with milk and sugar.

Jane No sugar!

Tom No sugar. Right. Jerry, you want a lemon tea and a big cream cake.

Jerry That’s right.

Tom And Martin - you want a whisky and soda.

Martin With milk and sugar.

Tom With milk and sugar. Right OK. See you in a minute.

Tom leaves. Very soon, he comes back.

Tom Right. Here you are. One coffee and soda, one whisky and cream, one lemon and milk, and one big sugar cake. All right?

Jane Martin?

Martin Yes?

Jane Go and make some tea.

Discussion

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2014/11/27 13:44

One day 5 persons – Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara – worked in the office. Jerry was first who suggested taking time for a cup of tea, and Tom supported him. Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara sat down, but there was no chair for Tom, so Jane asked him to make tea for all the friends. Tom was surprised. Sara didn’t understand why Tom was so wonder-struck and she asked him once more. Tom repeated his question. Jane asked why it shouldn’t be Tom who would make tea for the company. Finally Tom agreed, but suddenly it had been found that Tom didn’t even know how to make tea. Jerry smiled ironically. Tom took an interest in how personally Jerry makes tea, and became confused, because he also didn’t know. The others laughed. Martin, Sara and Jane began to explain how to make tea, but Tom exclaim that it sounds a bit complicated. Jane said desperately that it is easy, and Martin reassured Tom that he didn’t have to make tea by himself because he could get some from the café. Tom was delighted and went towards the door, but suddenly Jane hailed him, because she realized that Tom didn’t know what they wanted yet, so girls and boys began ordering: cup of coffee with milk and sugar for Sara, one tea with lots of milk and without sugar for Jane, lemon tea and big cream cake for Jerry and a whisky and soda for Martin. Tom tried to check orders, but he actually was mistaken and became entangled. Finally, he left the room to male the orders. Soon he came back with one coffee and soda, one whisky and cream, one lemon and milk, and one big sugar cake. Sighing with disappointment, Jane asked Martin to go and take some tea.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2014/11/27 15:03

One day Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara were working in their office. It was time for a tea break and Jerry was the first who suggested taking a cup of tea, and Tom supported his proposition. Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara were sitting, but Tom was still standing and there was no chair for him, so Jane asked him to make tea for all of them and Tom got surprised at it. Sara didn’t understand why Tom was so dumbfounded and she repeated her request. Tom retorted why it was he who should make tea for them and Jane replied why he should not. Finally Tom agreed, but suddenly everybody found that Tom didn’t even know how to make tea. Jerry smiled ironically because of this fact. Tom asked Jerry how he personally made tea, and Jerry became confused, because he also didn’t know how to do it. The others laughed. Martin, Sara and Jane began to explain how to make tea, but Tom exclaimed that it sounded a bit complicated to him. Jane said desperately that it was easy, and Martin reassured Tom that he didn’t have to make tea by himself because he could get some from the café. Tom got delighted at that idea and headed to the door, but suddenly Jane hailed him, because she realized that Tom hand't known what their orders were yet, so the guys began ordering: a cup of coffee with milk and sugar for Sara, one tea with lots of milk and without sugar for Jane, a lemon tea and a big cream cake for Jerry and a whisky and soda for Martin. Tom tried to remember the orders, but when he began checking them he was making many mistakes and eventually became entangled and the others were correcting him. Finally, he left the room to make the orders. Soon he came back with one coffee and soda, one whisky and cream, one lemon and milk, and one big sugar cake. Sighing with disappointment, Jane asked Martin to go and make some tea.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/01/23 13:18

One day Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara were working in their office. That was time for a cup of tea. Jerry was the first who suggested to take time for a cup of tea and Tom suggested his proposition. Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara sat down but Tom was still standing and there was no chair for him. So Jane decided that it was Tom who should make tea for all of them. But Tom was very dumbfounded and he didn’t understand why it was he who should make the tea but Jane said why he shouldn’t. So finally Tom agreed but suddenly guys found out that Tom even didn’t know how to make tea. Jerry smiled ironically because of this fact and Tom asked him how he personally made tea so Jerry was very confused because he also didn’t know how to make tea. The others laughed and Martin, Sara and Jane began to explain how to make tea but Tom exclaimed that it sounded a bit complicated for him so Martin reassured him that he even didn’t have to do tea by himself because he could take some from the café. Tom was delighted because of this idea and he headed to the door but suddenly all understood that he didn’t know yet what the orders were. So the guys began to order. Sara ordered a cup of tea without milk and without sugar, Jane would like a cup of tea with lots of milk and no sugar and Jerry asked Tom for a lemon tea and a big cream cake, and Martin asked him for a whisky and soda and Tom tried to remember these orders, but he only got entangled and he forgot what each person wanted but finally he went to the door, he left to the café and when he returned he brought one coffee and soda, one whisky and cream, one lemon and milk and one big sugar cake and Jane, sighing with disappointment, asked Martin to go and to make some tea.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/01/23 15:06

One day Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara were working in their office. It was time for a cup of tea and Jerry was the first who suggested taking time for a cup of tea and Tom supported his proposition. Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara were sitting but Tom was still standing and there was no chair for him. So Jane decided that it was Tom who should make tea for all of them. But Tom was very dumbfounded and he didn’t understand why it was he who should make the tea but Jane said why he should not. So finally Tom agreed but suddenly the guys found out that Tom didn’t even know how to make tea. Jerry smiled ironically because of this fact and Tom asked him how he personally made tea so Jerry was very confused because he also didn’t know how to make tea. The others laughed and Martin, Sara and Jane began to explain to Tom how to make tea but he exclaimed that it sounded a bit complicated for him so Martin reassured him that he didn’t even have to make tea by himself because he could take some from the café. Tom was delighted at this idea and he headed to the door but suddenly all understood that he didn’t know yet what their orders were. So the guys began to order. Sara ordered a cup of tea without milk and without sugar, Jane wanted a cup of tea with lots of milk and no sugar and Jerry asked Tom for a lemon tea and a big cream cake, and Martin asked him to bring a whisky and soda and Tom tried to remember these orders, but he only got entangled and he forgot what each person wanted but finally he went to the door, he left for the café and when he returned he brought one coffee and soda, one whisky and cream, one lemon and milk and one big sugar cake. Jane, sighing with disappointment, asked Martin to go and make some tea.

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