TUNE IN – TEACHER’S NOTES
SYNOPSIS
“Tune In”, is an English daytime television programme, presented by on and off screen couple; Trevor and
Judy. In this episode the resident chef Egon Reenie will be cooking a Spanish omelette in the studio.Our
fashion expert, Linda Lovitt will be giving one of our audience members a make-over. And last but not
least, we have the competition; one of their lucky viewers will get the chance to find himself a girlfriend
and go on a date in “Cupid’s Corner”. But with the presenters constantly arguing off camera, will we ever
get through the show? Tune in and find out!
AIM
To understand the concept
of the play and be
introduced to the characters.
TRACK 22 – SUSIE’S INTRO
AIM
To write a recipe for a
Spanish omelette and listen
to an interview with Trevor
and the Agony Aunt
TRACK 23 – TREVOR’S
INTERVIEW WITH THE AGONY
AUNT
WORKSHEET 1
Get the students to read the information about the TV programme. Ensure
that they understand that the theatre play will be the events of a TV
programme, both on and off screen. The students will play the part of the
studio audience.
TRACK 22 – SUSIE’S INTRO
When they have read the information they can listen to TRACK 22. Susie is
the stage manager and it’s her job to get the audience to join in and
clap etc. When they have heard the recording, they can answer the
questions in BOX 1 and then write a correct version of the sentences in
BOX 2.
ANSWERS: BOX 1 - 1) FALSE – Judy + Trevor, 2) Tune In, 3) ITV1
London/Wednesday 7th July/11.30am -12.30pm, 4) TRUE, 5) Stage
manager + technician, 6) b
BOX 2 – a) Anne chooses one of 3 boys, b) The show is sponsored by
Roche Chocolates, c) The Chef’s name is Egon Reenie, d) Agony aunt will
talk about the audience’s problems and worries, e) Susie loves Bobby
Billions, f) Linda Lovitt looks at the fashion for 2010-11
Bobby Billions is one of the guests on the show, the students can read the
information about him and look at the interview, what do they think the
questions might have been?
ANSWERS: 1) How are you? 2) I’m a big fan of yours. 3) Where are you
touring? 4) Do you have a girlfriend? (They can be more creative as long
as their answers fit the questions!)
WORKSHEET 2
BOX 1 Match the verbs with the definition. ANSWERS: 1) d, 2) a, 3) b, 4) c
BOX 2 Write the names of the ingredients. ANSWERS: 1) Olive Oil, 2) Egg, 3)
onion, 4) Potato, 5) Salt & pepper
BOX 3 Write the recipe in 5 steps. ANSWER: 1) Peel the potato and the
onion and chop them. 2) Fry the onion and potato in a little olive oil. 3)
Beat the eggs and add a little salt and pepper. 4) Pour the egg into the
frying pan with the potato and onion. 5) Cook for 5 minutes then turn.
TRACK 23 – TREVOR’S INTERVIEW WITH THE AGONY AUNT
Ensure that the students understand that Trevor and Judy are a couple
and although they may appear happy on screen, off screen they have
problems. Listen to TRACK 23, the students can then decide what advice
they would give to Trevor, they can also speculate as to what is causing
the problem.
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TUNE IN– TEACHER’S NOTES & LYRICS
AIM
To understand the “Fashion
Expert” and “Cupid’s Corner”
elements of the show.
WORKSHEET 3
Get the students to look at the pictures of the different fashion styles and
see if they can match the names with the pictures. Then they can talk
about the discussion questions.
ANSWERS:1) J, 2) E, 3) F, 4) A, 5) D, 6) H, 7) I, 8) B, 9) G, 10) C
Cupid’s Corner is a competition where the female contestant Anne asks
three boys three questions. They can’t see Anne, but they hope to be
chosen by her to go on a romantic date. Get the students to read all the
information and decide which boy they think would be the best match for
Ann.
TRACK 22 – TUNE IN - SUSIE’S INTRO
O.K everyone sit down, ready? Hello and good morning. So, today you are our audience for Tune In, so
everybody - Woo! Right, we aren’t very awake this morning, come on wake up, we need you to join in
with the Show. I am so excited, because today we have Bobby Billions on the show. I love Bobby Billions!!
Ok, everyone, it's time to meet the stars. Here’s Judy and Trevor. Ready to go on the air, 3,2,1 action!
TRACK 23 – TUNE IN - SCRIPT
Trevor So, it's time to look at your letters, and some problems you have been having. It's time to bring on
our Agony Aunt Claire.
Claire Hello everyone, hello Trevor.
Trevor Actually Claire, I have a problem, Judy seems to be upset with me and I don’t know what I have
done
Claire Maybe Trevor it’s what you haven’t done. Have you told her you love her recently?
Trevor No
Claire Have you told her she looks beautiful?
Trevor No
Claire Trevor! You need to make her feel loved……Studio audience, what could he do to make things up
with Judy? How could he show Judy he loves her?
Trevor Well I have written a poem,
Judy, Judy, Judy, I love you truly,
Forever, ever, ever, I love you Trevor
N.B
We’ve included a poster which you can fill in and display in your school, library or
cultural centre
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TUNE IN- TEACHER’S NOTES – TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHOWS FOR BIG GROUPS
A clear space of 3m x 4m. If there is a stage, the stage must be no more than 1m high. The space must
be empty of furniture/children when the actors arrive.
A small table.
4 x chairs (adult sized)
2 x plug sockets in the performance space for the sound and light equipment.
General lighting.
The actors need 1 hour to set up the lights, music and sound, and 45 minutes to set down.
GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL SHOW
In order for the children to enjoy and follow the play performed in another language, we recommend the
following guidelines:
 Ensure that the students have done at least some preparation from the Workpack, so that they know
who the characters are and are familiar with the story.
To avoid distraction, limit the number of times teachers or students need to enter/leave the room during
the performance.
The students will be asked to be quiet and listen in some moments and asked to participate in others.
Please ask all teachers/monitors/parents present during the session to encourage the students to be a
good audience and respect the actors.
Turn off all mobile phones.
No eating or drinking.
N.B
We’ve included a poster which you can fill in and display in your school, library or
cultural centre
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WORKSHEET
1
TUNE IN
ITV1 London
TUNE IN
Wednesday 07 July 11:30am - 12:30pm
Presented by Trevor Schofield and Judy Whitby
and guest staring Pop Star Bobby Billions. Also
on the show, Chef Egon Reenie heads up
another Tune In - Cook In, our new fashion
expert Linda Lovitt will be here to look at the
styles for 2010-11 and of course, our very own
Agony Aunt is here to help you with your
worries and problems. And there’s romance in
“Cupid’s corner” as Anne, gets to choose from
one of our three lucky boys.
SPONSORED BY ROCHE CHOCOLATES
TRACK 22 – SUSIE’S INTRO
Susie Fox
Stage
manager and
technician
O.K everyone sit down, ready? Hello and good morning. So, today
you are our audience for Tune In, so everybody - Woo! Right, we
aren’t very awake this morning, come on wake up, we need you to
join in with the Show. I am so excited, because today we have Bobby
Billions on the show. I love Bobby Billions!! Ok, everyone, it's time to
meet the stars. Here’s Judy and Trevor. Ready to go on the air, 3,2,1
action!
Answer the questions in BOX 1 and correct the sentences in BOX 2
BOX 1
BOX 2
1) Judy and Susie are the presenters.
TRUE/FALSE
a) Three boys choose Anne
b) The show is sponsored by Bobby Billions
2) What is the name of the show?
3) What channel/ day/ time is the show on?
c) The Chef’s name is Egon Cook
4) Bobby Billions is a pop star. TRUE/FALSE
d) Agony Aunt will do some cooking
5) What is Susie’s job?
e) Susie loves Trevor
6) What does “go on the air” mean?
a) Talk to the audience
b) To start live television recording
c) Open the window
f)
Linda Lovitt looks at the food for 2010-11
Write what you think the questions were
Music
1) Susie
Bobby Billions
World famous pop
star is here to tell us
about his latest
record and perform
his number 1 hit
song.
Bobby
I’m fine, great to be here on Tune In,
2) Susie
Bobby
Well, thanks. Good to meet the fans
3) Susie
Bobby
Well, we are touring Britain……
4) Susie
Bobby
I am married
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FOOD
BOX 1 - Match
Chef Egon
Reenie
Cooks a Spanish
Omelette. So
simple but oh so
delicious!
BOX 2 – The
ingredients
1)
the verbs with the definitions
1) To chop
a) To mix very fast with a fork
2) To beat
b) To cook with oil
3) To fry
c) To remove the skin
4) To peel
d) To cut into small pieces
BOX 3 - Describe
WORKSHEET
2
how to make a Spanish Omelette in 5 steps
1)
2)
3)
2)
4)
5)
1
)
3)
2
)
4
)
5
)
3
)
4)
5)
Agony Aunt
TRACK 23 – AGONY AUNT
Claire Stockton PHD
Our resident Agony
Aunt and Psychologist
joins us to help you
with your problems
Trevor So, it's time to look at your letters, and some
problems you have been having. It's time to bring on
Agony Aunt Claire.
Claire Hello everyone, hello Trevor.
Trevor Actually Claire, I have a problem, Judy seems to be
upset with me and I don’t know what I have done
Trevor and Judy are a couple, but
their on-screen relationship is very
different from their relationship off
screen.
Claire Maybe Trevor it’s what you haven’t done. Have you
told her you love her recently?
What advise would you give to
Trevor?
Claire Have you told her she looks beautiful?
Trevor No
Trevor No
Claire Trevor! You need to make her feel loved……Studio
audience, what could he do to make things up
with Judy? How could he show Judy he loves her?
Trevor Well I have written a poem,
Judy, Judy, Judy, I love you truly,
Forever, ever, ever, I love you Trevor
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WORKSHEET
3
TUNE IN
Fashion
Fashion Expert- Linda Lovitt
Everyone’s fashion, style
and beauty guru, helps our
studio audience find their
own sense of style.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Match the pictures with the styles
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Skater
Formal
Heavy metal
Lolita
Punk rock
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
Steampunk
Eco fashion
Emo
Hip Hop
Rasta
F)
G)
H)
I)
J)
Discussion questions
1) Have you ever bought just something because it was fashionable? If so, what?
2) Does the fashion industry exist mainly to persuade people to spend money on things they do not
really need?
1) Some fashion models refuse to advertise products involving animal cruelty such as cosmetics and fur
coats. Would you buy such products?
1) Would you like to be a fashion model if you were offered the opportunity?
2) Which countries have the best and worst fashions in clothes?
RELATIONSHIPS
Read
the information about the contestants and decide which boy Anne should choose
FOOD
Anne – Cupid Corner contestant
Anne likes pop and hip hop music,
going to restaurants, watching
football, the beach and drinking
cava. She loves cats and dancing.
She is a vegetarian.
Andrew
1) Where would you take me on a romantic date?
2) I love the all the different languages in Spain. Can you
say something to me in a Spanish, Catalan or Basque?
3) I love music and dancing. What kind of music do you
like and can you dance?
1) Hi Anne, I’d take you out for a hamburger with a big group of friends
2) Maite zaitut
3) I like hip hop music but I hate dancing.
1) I’d take you to the beach to drink cava and watch the sun set.
2) Espero que me escojas a mi.
3) I like classical music and ballroom dancing
Kevin
1) Hello Anne, I’d take you to watch the football, and then to a romantic restaurant
2) Jo sóc l’home del teus somnis
3) Actually, I’m a professional dancer
Mark
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Post show Questionnaire
Who was your favourite character?
What was your favourite moment?
Why was Judy so upset with Trevor?
Comment on the things you liked about the show.
Comment on the things you didn’t like about the show.
Circle which statements are true
I understood everything
it was boring
I didn’t understand the story
I understood the story but not all the words
It was funny
I liked the music
Would you like to see another Blue Mango show?
Yes
Don’t know
No
Why?
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