Speaking Test Assignment: Macbeth by Shakespeare (Speech Presentation Sample)
Learning Goal- to prepare an oral presentationSuccess Criteria – ( I will be successful if I …)Shakespeare “Macbeth”
1. Choose one scene to summarize and present. (2 mins)2. Choose a character to present. (2 mins) Name, info about their background. Context/circumstances surrounding this character/ significance of this character.3. Find a current news (in 3 years) and compare/ contrast to the theme of “Computing Power of unchecked ambition.”4. Prepare cue cards/practice in front of a mirror/partner/be ready on time.
Speaking Test: Shakespeare “Macbeth”
In Act II, scene 1, Banquo talks with his son Fleance in the middle of the night, and Macbeth suddenly appears.
Banquo reveals that he had dreamed of the three witches, he appeared restless and suggested that the prophecy was likely to be fulfilled.
The scene foreshadow that there will be more dark things coming, “Their candles are all out. Take thee that too. A heavy summons lies like lead upon me,” (5-6)
Banquo is a brave general who fought with Macbeth before he became a king encountered the three witches together with Macbeth in the opening scene; while Banquo is ambitions like Macbeth he was not ready to betray the king so that his children would inherit the throne.
Context and significance of this character
The importance of Banquo is that his interpretation of the prophecy remains different from that of Macbeth, as he expre
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