Examples to accompany the
Teaching Tip 'Dramatic Monologues'
Get a colleague to tape one of the following
& try out the procedure in the Tip. Change the monologues
Well, I wouldn't usually ask this, as you know, but
it has been playing up lately..I haven't..er.. missed
more than two or three days a year since I started working.
I'm not the type to shirk my responsibilities. I prefer
to soldier on & soon it goes away. But I must admit
that it is uncomfortable.. ...quite severely, at times.
A warm bath usually sorts it out. I remember you suggesting
that a massage might be beneficial but I've never got
round to it. So I thought what with the event coming
up & everything...well...er, you know..frankly it
is a special occasion & I wouldn't want to miss
it. You're going too, aren't you? Yes, it should be
quite something to remember. If you'd be so kind, I'll
be on my way & not waste any more of your time.
It only need be for a couple of days..a cover, sort
|Well, you must know the situation.
It's been in the papers & now I'm afraid it's time
to take some action. As you know, it isn't the easiest
of decisions to take & it's as difficult for me as
it is for you. But someone has got to do it, just as someone
has to be on the other end. One day it might happen to
me & really..er..I'm just carrying out orders....
So, I'm sure you'll find something else before too long
& I really do wish you every success in the future.
You have been an important part of the team, I must admit
& if there'd been any other solution you can be sure
we'd have taken that but with the situation as it is....Anyway,
that's that & there really isn't anymore to be said.
..... I was looking in the paper last night & there
are several openings for a man of your maturity &
You must be aware why I've asked to see you. It's not
as if this were the first time this has happened....in
fact, if my memory serves me well, this is the seventh
time and we are getting a bit fed up. We've got enough
to do without catching him at it all the time. I honestly
thing that it's high time that a firm hand were taken
in the home. This is the best solution, really. Do you
let him do it at home?...No, I don't imagine that you
do. And do you or your husband? No....Well, possibly
you could look out for the telltale signs; you know,
the smell on his breath & his clothes & see
if he has any on him. I mean, seven is quite an early
age to start & what with the warnings we're getting
these days about it...well, it can't do him any good,
apart from anything else. The other boys see him &
want to do it too & you know we can't have that.
You don't er...give him money each day, do you? Stopping
that might be a way to sort this out. Anyway, That's
what I wanted to say & if it happens again, we'll
have to take much stronger action.
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