WHO’S WHO – SYNOPSIS & TEACHER’S NOTES
SYNOPSIS
Kerry Dingleberry is a normal teenager who lives with her mum. At the beginning of the play Kerry is getting
ready for school. But Kerry's mum, Mrs D, seems to be more interested in her magazine than helping Kerry
to get to school on time. But then Mrs D is, well, a little bit crazy. She loves pop music, fashion and singing
loudly. She hates doing the housework, cooking and being too serious. Kerry thinks her mum is very
embarrassing. She can't even escape her at school because her mum is also her English teacher.
Kerry hates having to go to English classes, because her mum is so silly as a teacher. In fact the only thing
she likes about school is …Paul, the most popular boy in the class.
Kerry wishes everything was different, she wishes her mum was more serious and that Paul was her
boyfriend. Mrs Dingleberry wishes Kerry was more adventurous and exciting and that she would talk to
Paul. When Mrs Dingleberry invites Paul to their house for tea, Kerry is terrified her mum will embarrass her in
front of Paul. Will their dreams come true, and if they do, is it what they really want? Watch and find out!
AIM
To become familiar with the
characters of Kerry and Mrs
Dingleberry.
WORKSHEET 1
Ask the students to look at the photographs and, in pairs, write down their
first impressions of the people; their age, occupation, character. Just give
them 2-3 minutes to do this. Then refer them to the list of facts about the
characters and ask the students to guess who they think each one refers
to.
ANSWERS: 1) Kerry, 2) Mrs D, 3) Mrs D, 4) Kerry, 5) Mrs D, 6) Kerry, 7) Mrs D,
8) Mrs D, 9) Kerry, 10) Mrs D, 11) Mrs D
Without checking the answers, ask the students to read the text and, in
pairs, see if they were correct. Now they can then answer the questions in
the box.
ANSWERS: 1) TRUE, 2) FALSE, 3) FALSE, 4) TRUE, 5) TRUE, 6) TRUE
Point out the “False Friend” – Sensitive/Sensible. Ask the students to choose
the correct word in the sentences.
ANSWERS: 1) Sensitive, 2) Sensible, 3) Sensitive, 4) Sensible
AIM
To become familiar with the
characters of Paul.
WORKSHEET 2
This is the other main character in the play, Paul. Ask the students to look
at his Facebook page answer the questions.
ANSWERS: 1) English, 2) 16, 3) True, 4) Write a song, 5) True, 6) 587, 7)
Alastair & Joe, 8) The guitar, 9) She’s funny, 10) No, 11) London, 12) The
Black Eyed Peas, 13) Yes, 14) & 15) Discuss.
AIM
To reinforce the students
understanding of the
characters and what they
wish for
WORKSHEET 3
Ask the students to look at the quotes and decide which character they
think said them.
ANSWERS: a) Paul, b) Kerry, c )Mrs D, d) Kerry, e) Paul, f) Mrs D, g) Mrs D.
Ask the students; Is Kerry’s mum serious? No. Does Kerry like her Mum being
her teacher? No. Is Paul Kerry’s boyfriend? No. Then write the following
sentences on the board: I wish my mum was more serious. I wish my mum
wasn’t my English teacher. I wish Paul was my boyfriend.
State that we use “to wish” for things we want to come true in the future
which haven’t come true yet.
Ask the students which other word in the sentence is a verb; (was/wasn’t).
Tell them that because this sentence is conditional, this verb is in the past
simple.
Ask the students to choose one sentence for each character and transfer
the information from the first to the third person. If the students have never
studied the conditional before, they can continue using the verb to be to
write sentences about themselves. If they have studied it before they can
use other verbs. E.g. I wish I had a new bike, I wish I could speak more
languages.
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WHO’S WHO – TEACHER’S NOTES & LISTENING EXERCISE SCRIPT
TRACK 20 – PAUL’S
SONG
AIM
To listen to and learn Paul’s
song; “You and me”
TRACK 21 – FIVE O’CLOCK
TEA
AIM
To listen to and
understand a piece of
the script.
AIM
To listen and understand
a piece of the script
APPENDIX - TRACK 20- PAUL’S SONG
Paul and his class have to write a song for their English homework. APPENDIX
1 (LOWER LEVEL). Gap fill -write the following words on the board: see, you,
sit, we, know, near, talk, true. Get the students to fill in the gaps as they listen.
They could have a go at writing a song/rap or poem in English!
APPENDIX 2 (HIGHER LEVEL). Give pairs or small groups the words. They need
to put them in the correct order as they listen to the song.
ANSWER: 1), 9), 8), 15), 12), 7), 13), 6), 11), 3), 19), 17), 5), 16), 4), 10), 14), 2),
11), 3)
WORKSHEET 5
TRACK 21- FIVE O’CLOCK TEA
Explain that this is an actual piece of script from the play. Mrs D invites
Paul to their house for a cup of tea because she wishes Paul and
Kerry were together. Listen to TRACK 21 and answer the questions
together.
ANSWERS: 1) Mrs D, 2) Nervous/anxious, 3) Tea, 4) No, 5) No.
Now listen to the conversation again and see if the students can
match the words and phrases in Box A with the definitions in Box B
ANSWERS: 1) d, 2) b, 3) f, 4) a, 5) e, 6) c
Point out the “False Friend” – Embarrassed/Pregnant. Ask the students
to choose the correct word in the sentences.
ANSWERS: 1) Embarrassed, 2) Pregnant, 3) Pregnant, 4) Embarrassing
WORKSHEET 6- DRAMA ACTIVITY
Ask the students how each character feels; Kerry - embarrassed and
nervous, Paul - nervous and shy, Mrs D - excited and enthusiastic
Ask the students how the characters would talk, walk and sit if they
felt like this. You could play a quick game where the students walk
around the room, constantly moving and filling the space. You shout
out different feelings happy, depressed, nervous, tired, energetic,
sad, bored, confused, angry, surprised etc and the students have to
change how they are walking to suit the feeling. If you are short of
space they can play this by sitting down and changing their position.
In groups of three the students can act out the scene. Start with Paul
out of the scene and note that Mrs D comes in and out of the scene
several times.
TRACK 21 – WHO’S WHO - FIVE O’CLOCK TEA
Kerry
Mrs D
Mrs D
Kerry
Mrs D
Paul
Oh god he’s here. Do I look alright? Oh my hair. Oh!!
I’ll get the door (Paul comes in).
Look who it is! It’s Paul. Sit down Paul, make yourself at home. Well, isn’t this nice?
Mum, I think the kettle’s boiled
I’ll just go and see if the kettle is boiled, for the tea. (Mrs D goes out)
Nice of your mum to invite me round. Nice house. Nice um, table. Hey, your mum’s great. Really
funny. (Mrs D comes in)
Mrs D So, how are you two getting along?
Kerry Mum, don’t we have any cake, or something?
Mrs D No, I don’t have any cake. So, Paul, have you got a girlfriend?
Kerry Mum!
Paul
Um, no
Mrs D Well, I’m amazed. Such a good looking boy like you. Kerry hasn’t got a boyfriend either. Funny that.
You haven’t got a girlfriend and Kerry hasn’t got a boyfriend. Maybe you two could both….
Kerry Mum, you’re so embarrassing!
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WHO’S WHO – TEACHERS NOTES – SONG LYRICS, TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
TRACK 20 – WHO’S WHO - PAUL’S SONG
You sit near me
I sit near you
But you won’t talk to me
But don’t know what to do
Why can’t you see
If what you say is true
We were meant to be
I should be with you
Yes it’s true
Yes it’s true
Me and you
Me and you
Can’t you see
Can’t you see
It was always meant to be
It was always meant to be
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
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.
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WHO’S WHO – APPENDIX 1
TRACK 20 – PAUL’S SONG
You ____ near me
But you won’t ______ to me
Why can’t you ______
____ were meant to be
PAUL’S SONGI sit ______ you
But don’t _______ what to do
If what you say is ______
I should be with _______
Yes it’s true
Me and you
Can’t you see
It was always meant to be
Yes it’s true
Me and you
Can’t you see
It was always meant to be
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
You and me
APPENDIX 2
You sit
be with you
You and me (x3)
If what
But don’t know
meant to be
you see
But you won’t
near me
Yes it’s true me and you
Can’t you see
It was always meant to be
Why can’t
We were
I should
talk to me
16)
17)
3)
what to do
near you
You and me (x3)
19)
11)
you say is true
I sit
Yes it’s true me and you
Can’t you see
It was always meant to be
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WORKSHEET 1
WHO’S WHO
Look at the statements in the box, who do you think they apply to Kerry or Mrs Dingleberry?
1) Is 15 years old
2) Is 37 years old
3) Is a mum
4) Is a daughter
5) Likes fashion
6) Hates school
7) Works in a school
8) Is always singing
9) Is sensible
10)Is a bit crazy
11)Likes pop music
KERRY
MRS DINGLEBERRY
Now read about Kerry and her mum. Were you right?
Kerry Dingleberry is a normal fifteen-year-old girl. She goes to school every day. She is
sensible and shy. Kerry’s mum, Mrs Dingleberry, is, a little bit crazy. Mrs Dingleberry
loves pop music, fashion and is always singing loudly. She hates doing the housework
and being too serious. Kerry hates school, she especially hates English classes
because her mum is also her English teacher at school. Mrs Dingleberry loves her job
and is always singing in class. Kerry is so embarrassed of her mum and wishes she
wasn’t her English teacher. The only thing she likes about school is ……. Pau1
Are these statements True or False?
1) Kerry is Mrs Dingleberry’s daughter. 4) Mrs Dingleberry loves being a teacher.
2) Mrs Dingleberry is Kerry’s French
teacher.
5) Mrs Dingleberry is a bit crazy and Kerry is
sensible.
3) Kerry loves school.
6) Paul is the only thing Kerry likes about
school
FALSE FRIEND! - Sensible/Sensitive
1) He is a sensitive/sensible child he’s always
crying.
2) She is a sensitive/sensible driver, she never
drives too fast or drinks alcohol and drives.
3)Artists and musicians are normally
sensitive/sensible people.
SENSITIVE
4)Lawyers are normally sensitive/sensible
people.
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SENSIBLE
WHO’S WHO
WORKSHEET 2
Look at Paul’s Facebook page and answer the questions
1) What’s Paul’s favourite subject at
school?
2) How old is Paul?
3) Paul is in the same class as Kerry
4) TRUE/FALSE
play?
11)What is his opinion of Mrs Dingleberry?
12) Has Paul got a girlfriend?
13) Where does Paul live?
5) What does he have to do for
homework?
14) Which band did Paul see in concert
on Saturday?
6) Paul has English class tomorrow
15) Is Paul popular?
7) TRUE/FALSE
16) Do you have a Facebook page? (or
something similar)
8) How many Facebook friends does Paul
have?
17) What are the good and bad things
about socialising on the internet?
9) Which of Paul’s friends write on his wall?
10)What musical instrument does Paul
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WORKSHEET 3
Which characters do you think would say the following things?
a)
b)
c)
d)
“Brilliant I’ve got English class today, I think Mrs D is very funny.”
“Mum!! Is breakfast ready? I’m going to be late for school. Mum?”
“Paul, Kerry, who is your favourite pop star? Mine’s Robbie Williams, I love him”
“I’m going to see Paul at school today, I really like him, but I’m too shy to talk to
him.”
e) “Hi Kerry, um, our homework was difficult, wasn’t it? What you doing after
school?”
f) “Good morning class, sit down, it’s time for English. Where is your homework?”
g) “Kerry your clothes are so unfashionable, mine are all very fashionable”
I wish my mum was
more serious and
sensible. I wish my
mum wasn’t my
English teacher. I
wish Paul was my
boyfriend.
I wish Kerry was
more impulsive, I
wish Kerry and Paul
were together.
I wish I was a
really good
guitar player. I
wish Kerry was
my girlfriend.
Use I/he/she wish/wishes to complete the sentences.
We use “I wish…” for things we want to come true in the future which haven’t come true yet.
“I wish+ past simple of to be” (was/were)
Kerry……………………………………………………………………………………………………
Mrs D…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Paul………………………………………………………………………………………………….
I………………………………………………………………………………………………
I………………………………………………………………………………………………
I………………………………………………………………………………………………
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WORKSHEET 5
TRACK 21 – FIVE O’CLOCK TEA
Listen to the CD and answer the questions
In the play Mrs D invites Paul to their house for a cup of tea because she wishes
that Kerry and Paul would get together.
1) Who answers the door?
2) How does Kerry feel?
3) What drink is Mrs D preparing?
4) Does Kerry have a boyfriend?
5) Does Paul have a girlfriend?
Box A
Box B
1) To invite someone round
a) To heat water to the temperature when it
turns to vapor.
2) To get on well
b) To have a good friendship/relationship.
3) Kettle
c) Attractive.
4) To boil
5) To make yourself at home
6) Good looking
d) To invite someone to your house.
e) To feel comfortable, like in your own house.
f) Pot you heat water in.
FALSE FRIEND! - Embarrassed/pregnant
I
WANT
TO
DIE
1) James told Clare he liked her. He was so
pregnant/embarrassed.
2) She has 5 children and she’s pregnant/embarrassed
again!
3) She couldn’t travel because she was 9 months
pregnant/embarrassed.
1) Kerry’s mum is always singing and dancing. Kerry
EMBARRASSED thinks her mum is pregnant/embarrassing
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PREGNANT
WHO’S WHO
WORKSHEET 6
TRACK 21 – FIVE O’CLOCK TEA
Act out the scene!
Tea time
Kerry
Oh god he’s here. Do I look alright? Oh my hair. Oh!!
Mrs D
I’ll get the door
(Paul comes in).
Mrs D
isn’t
Look who it is! It’s Paul. Sit down Paul, make yourself at home. Well,
this nice?
Kerry
Mum, I think the kettle’s boiled
Mrs D
I’ll just go and see if the kettle is boiled, for the tea.
(Mrs D goes out)
Paul
Nice of your mum to invite me round. Nice house. Nice um, table. Hey,
your mum’s great. Really funny.
(Mrs D comes in)
Mrs D
So, how are you two getting along?
Kerry
Mum, don’t we have any cake, or something?
Mrs D
No, I don’t have any cake. So, Paul, have you got a girlfriend?
Kerry
Mum!
Paul
Um, no
Mrs D
Kerry
Well, I’m amazed. Such a good looking boy like you. Kerry hasn’t got
a boyfriend either. Funny that. You haven’t got a girlfriend and
Kerry hasn’t got a boyfriend. Maybe you two could both….
Mum, you’re so embarrassing!
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WORKSHEET 7
WHO’S WHO
Post show Questionnaire
Who was your favourite character?
What was your favourite moment?
Could you identify with any of the characters? If so who?
Did any of the characters’ wishes come true?
Did any of the characters change their wishes?
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 saw Who’s who
I liked the music
Would you like to see another Blue Mango show?
Yes
Don’t know
No
Why?
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