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List 9- The Psychiatrist -Sketch

List 9- The Psychiatrist -Sketch

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Published by Miquel-Àngel
Enjoy learning English while listening to this piece by
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - The Psychiatrist.
There are some tasks to do and study the expressions of the passage.
Enjoy learning English while listening to this piece by
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - The Psychiatrist.
There are some tasks to do and study the expressions of the passage.

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List 9. Literature in our lives: Visiting Dr. Braintree (sketch)
3-4 level 20-25 min
GOAL
. To enjoy the verbal performance of the actors, understanding the little nuances ot the text.
WARMING UP. [Source :
]TASK 1.
To familiarise with the sketch answer the questions below.Q1. Name two films where the actor is at a doctor’s studio. ................................................................Q2. Which are the features of a visit to a psychiatrist? Underline the most probable
 
PLACE
: sIt down at the armchair/lie on the sofa
ACTION
: look at the past/actions for the future
 
TOPIC of TALK
: family / work / love
TALK
: patient does the talk / doctor speaksmoreQ3. Who is more relaxed? Underline the best answer: a)
 patient b) doctor c) both d) none
LANGUAGE WORK. The three parts offer you a listening for gist and a skim the passage.Part1. Onset. C
lick on
Listen9. Doctor 
 
to listen to the sketch between Roger and his doctor.
TASK 2
. After listening to the first 2 minutes once STOP. Then answer these general questions.Q1. Who’s late? doctor patient bothQ2. How does Roger feel today? ...................................................Q3. Does he have confidence in psychiatrists? ..............................................Q4. What’s Roger problem with women? .............................................. ..............................................Q5. What’s the news Roger is breaking to the doctor today? ...............................................................Q6. What seems to be the trouble? ..................................................................................................
TASK 3.
Listen again to better understand the situation. Answer these more detailed questions.Q1. Does Roger prefer to lie on the couch or to sit down? .............................Q2. Did he expect more from their sessions together? ....................................................Q3. According to Dr Braintree why do people regard psychiatry wrongly? ........................................Q4. How does the Doctor explains that love is a wonderful thing? ................................ ................Q5. What does Roger say of his sense of guilt? ........................................................................
 
Part 2. Stephanie.
Listen to the central part of the piece (1:50> 3:50).
TASK 4
. Listen once to this part. Then STOP and answer these general questions.
Q1. Why does Roger feel guilty? .....................................................Q2. How does he start to expose his problem? .....................................................Q3. What’s the role of Stephanie in the story? .....................................................................Q4. What’s the spontaneous reaction of the Doctor to thenews? .........................................................Q5. Is the outcome of marriage going to be a problem for the doctor? ...........................TASK 5.
Listen again to better understand the situation. Answer these more detailed questions.
Q1. How does the doctor describes sex? .....................................................Q2. As Roger can’t find a way out, the doctor helps him with“................................................................”Q3. Which are the three reasons the doctor gives him to find his actions ‘understandable’?...................................................................................................................................................................Part 3. With a bit of luck.
Listen now to the last part of the piece (3:45> 5:20).
TASK 6
. Listen once to this part. Then STOP and answer these general questions.
Q1. How does Roger feel to Dr. Braintree
for what the doctor’sdone
? .................................................Q2. How does Dr. Braintree accept Roger’s hatred reactions? .........................................................Q3. Why is Dr. Braintree so reasonable? ...............................................................................Q4. What is Roger’s final reaction against Dr. Braintree? ................................................................Q5. What’s the last question the doctor asksRoger? ...........................................................................TASK 7.
Listen again to better understand the situation. Answer these more detailed questions.
Q1. Why does the doctor react logically to avoid a tragicfinal? .........................................................Q2. How does Roger feel when he says “
what do you think doctor?” 
? ...............................................
Q3. What is the ‘incovenience’ Dr Braintree’s objects?
............................................................................
Q4. What is the anticlimatic ending of the sketch?
............................................................................
 
ROUNDING OFF. Working for detail
. Listen to the sketch again in its three parts.
TASK 8.
Listen carefully again (0:00>1:50) to pick up the words. Fill in the blanks..Q1. Roger feels great. The words he uses are:
I feel ...................................”
Q2. Roger expected less form his work:
if anyone .............. ................ that talking to psychiatrists .................. ................... ............. me at all, I ................................... in their faces.”
Q3. Roger describes his emotions
: “
it’s so wonderful to be in love – I ................ .................... you theabsolute joy I have. … this girl, this .............................. , this .............................
.”
 
Q4. Roger describes his problem:
My only trouble is that, apart fromthis ................................ ............-...........ed love I have, I seem to be saddled with thistremendous ...................... sense of guilt.”
TASK 9.
Study Dr Braintree ‘reasonable’ reactions (2:00>3:50). Write his understandable words.Q1. When Roger tells the doctor he’s in love with his wife:
# She’s attractive. I married her myself. I don’t see why you should ................ .............. about that.
Q2. When Roger tells him she’s in love with him:
#There’s no reason why a ................. ................ woman such as Stephanie should fall in love with you.# I’m a very busy man: I have many patients to see. I see ................... .......... of my wife than I should.# She should ................. ............... ........... ... companionship outside the marriage
Q3. When Roger tells him they want to get married.
# You want to express your feelings within the ................... of a ..................... society through marriage.
TASK 10
. Fill in the blanks in the third part
(3:45>5:20).
with Dr Braintree’s words..
#
I should feel grateful to you ... And all I can feel is this ........................... ...................... – I ........... ............. the thought of you touching her.
#
You love to hate (whom?) ............................................ to love (whom?) ...............................................This is a very old rule, Roger – there’s nothing to .............. .................... .............
#
then there’s someone else at seven after that. .... .................... if you ............ ........... .... some timenext week.

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