Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Role play and Dialogue

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it's been awhile since I've updated my blog. It's not something I'm used to doing as I do not really appreciate writing my thoughts online for people to read. Anyway, I will now report about our next task which is Role Playing. Our group, which consists of Ahmad Muslim, Dayang Khairunnisa, Hishafinaz and I thought of a situation where all of us can be involved. I suggested to write about a phone call and an invitation to a housewarming party. We started with writing the dialogue and then we send it to our lecturer for editing. She returned the dialogue a day after and we immediately practiced the scenes involved.

The day came when we were to act our the dialogue in a role play. I almost forgot to mention that the purpose of this task is to identify the forms and functions used in everyday language. I will post the Dialogue below for everyone to see and thus understand our task. We were the 4th group to perform and I believe we did quite well, although we had a laugh because some of us forgot our lines. We enjoyed ourselves and hoped that everyone enjoyed the role play. The dialogue is posted below:


Dialogue
Housewarming Party
Scene 1:        Invitation on the phone
Scene 2:        Arrival at the house
Scene 3:        Meal Time

Scene 1:        Invitation on the phone
Inaz:
Hello Hubert, it’s Inaz speaking.
Hubert:
Oh, Hi Inaz!
Inaz:
Yeah, it’s been awhile. How’ve you been? (to enquire)
Hubert:
Not too bad, thanks. And you?
Inaz:
I’m fine thanks. I’m calling because I wanted to tell you that I have moved to a new house just last month and I’m planning a housewarming party this Saturday evening. (to inform)
Hubert:
Oh that’s great! Where is your house? (to enquire)
Inaz:
Well, my house is in the Ocean Park residential area. I will text you the address and the information about the party. (to inform)
Hubert:
I see. I would love to come and celebrate you moving into your new house. Thanks for the invite! (to express gratitude)
Inaz:
It’s no big deal. Also, can you invite Muslim and Nisa also as I don’t have their phone numbers. I would like them to come seeing that we were quite a fun group during our time in the IPG. (to reminisce)
Hubert:
Sure thing. Those were good times indeed. I’ll let them know as soon as you’ve texted me your address.
Inaz:
Thanks Hubert. Anyways[u1] , I’ve got to go. It was nice talking to you. See you at the party then! Bye.
Hubert:
No problem. I’ll see you at the party! Bye.

Scene 2:        Arrival at the house.
Muslim:
Assalamualaikum.
Inaz:
Walaikumusalam.   (please edit) [u2] Hi Muslim, please come in.
Hubert:
Hello Inaz! (To greet)
Inaz:
Oh hello! You’re here with Mus I see. Is Nisa with you?
Nisa:
Hello Inaz. Yes I came with them as I didn’t know the way here. Thank goodness they wanted to pick me up.
Muslim:
It’s not a problem Nisa, what are friends for right? (to reflect)
Hubert:
Yeah. Wow, it smells really good in here, and your house looks superb! (to give praise/ admire)
Inaz:
Thanks Hubert. I did some renovations and tinkered with the interior design. I had my fiancé help me with the furniture choice. (to inform)
Nisa:
Talking about fiancé, where is the lucky guy? (to inquire)
Inaz:
Erm, he’s with his sister in the kitchen helping out with the cooking.
Hubert:
That’s interesting. You’ve got a man that cooks.
Inaz:
It’s all in God’s hands. I am blessed to have him. Here he comes now. (to show gratitude)
Fiancé:
Well hello there.
Hubert, Muslim and Nisa:
What?! (to express wonder)

Scene 3:        Meal Time
Nisa:
I can’t believe that _________ is engaged to you. We have never expected that!
Inaz
I never expected it too. I suppose that’s what jodoh is all about.
Muslim
I’m happy for you Inaz. I also agree with Hubert that your house looks splendid.
Nisa:
Yeah, I admire you Inaz. You’ve done well. (to compliment)
Hubert
I agree. And the food your fiancé cooked tastes really good! (to compliment)
All
(Laughs) You never change, Hubert.

1 comment:

  1. Well done to all members of the team! Mdm. Ira

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