Wavelength

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Wavelength
WAVELENGTH – TEACHER’S NOTES
SYNOPSIS
“Wavelength” tells the story of Lisa, Sammy and Nick. The play begins as Lisa and Sammy are going to
see their favourite band, “The Tunes”, in concert. Lisa is late, as usual! They both love music and want to
be singers. Lisa is very excited because she is going to audition for a famous band called “Wavelength”.
Sammy would love to be in the band too but she is nervous about auditioning. Nick, the manager of the
band, encourages her to audition, but Lisa gets jealous and afraid her friend might be chosen instead of
her.
While Sammy is getting ready for the audition, Lisa starts putting peer pressure on Sammy, telling her what
to wear, telling her that she should smoke and have a piercing. Sammy doesn’t know what to do,
whether to follow her friend’s advice or her own instincts. She ends up doing everything Lisa says with
disastrous consequences.
WORKSHEET 1
1) 
2) 
3) 
TRACK 24 – Characters speaking - Listen to the characters speak and get the students to follow the
text.
Get them to match the vocabulary in Box A with the meanings in Box B. Answers:1c, 2a, 3d, 4e, 5b
Get them to answer the questions Answers: 1) C, 2) “The Tunes”, 3) a) Sammy is having a clothes
crisis, b) Lisa has a spot on her nose and she’s late, c) Nick is broke
WORKSHEET 2
1) 
2) 
3) 
Read the synopsis of the play and match the paragraphs (1-4) with the images (A-D). Answers: A) 1,
B)4, C) 2, D) 3
Answer the questions. Answers: 1)F, 2)T, 3)She is afraid Nick will choose Sammy and not her OR she
is jealous of Sammy, 4 )C
You may want to look into the topic of Peer Pressure and how it can have a positive or negative
effect on people.
WORKSHEET 3
1) 
2) 
3) 
4) 
TRACK 25 – Script from play - Listen and follow the script. You could split the students into pairs and
get them to practise playing the parts.
Point out that Lisa is giving advice using the word “should”. Get the students to find the negative,
positive and question sentences in the script with the word should, or they can make up their own
ones. Answers; 1)You should wear those shoes. 2) You shouldn’t wear that. 3)Should I wear this
dress? / What should I wear?
Get the students to fill in the comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives using the
grammar rules given. Answers: good/better/the best: bad/worse/the worst: funny/funnier/the
funniest: beautiful/more beautiful/the most beautiful: interesting/more interesting/ the most
interesting: big/bigger/ the biggest: easy/ easier/the easiest: far/further/the furthest
Sammy and Lisa are trying out different styles. Get the students to write the names of the different
styles in the boxes. You could have a discussion about styles and fashion, where they come from,
which ones they like or don’t like etc Answers; a) 5/ b) 4/ c) 3/ d) 1/ e) 7/ f) 6/ g) 2
WORKSHEET 4
1) Look at the words and phrases and make sure the students understand the definitions.
2) These are two of the songs which appear in the show. The students could study one or both of them if
appropriate. TRACK 26 - “Hey there Delilah” by Plain White T’s-Listen to the music and fill in the gaps.
Repeat as necessary. See lyrics for key!
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WORKSHEET 5
1) 
Tell your students to complete the diagram with as many words as possible.
2) 
First go through the different expressions to make sure students understand. Then, they can fill in the
blanks. Answers: 1)E; 2)A; 3)F; 4)C; 5)D; 6)G; 7)H; 8)B
3) 
Since this play is also about best friends, you can encourage students to write down a small
composition about this theme. You have some questions that can help students when writing.
WORKSHEET 6
This is better to do after the show, since one of the main themes of the play is Peer Pressure. There are
some questions you might find useful to raise awareness about Bullying and Peer Pressure.
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WAVELENGTH – TEACHER’S NOTES
TRACK 24 – Wavelength– Characters speaking
SAMMY
I’m Sammy, I’m getting ready to go out tonight to a concert with my mate Lisa. We’re going to see “The
Tunes”, they are my favourite band and in my opinion they are the best band in the whole world. I love
‘em. I don’t know what to wear, I’m having a clothes crisis.
LISA
My name’s Lisa, I’m having a crazy day. I’m going to have an audition for a band called “Wavelength”!!
I love this band!! I hope they choose me!I
I’m late!! My friend Sammy is going to kill me. We’re going to see “The Tunes” tonight in concert. Oh no,
I’ve got a massive spot on my nose. Ahhh
NICK
Yeah, I’m Nick, I’m the boss of the band “Wavelength”. I play the guitar, sing and write songs. We need a
few more singers so we‘ll be doing some auditions this week. I’ve had a few people interested, but I’m
looking for someone really good. I hope it’s not expensive tonight, I’m broke.
TRACK 25 – Wavelength– Script from the play
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
I just don't know what to wear.
Don't worry- I'll help you.
Should I wear my hair down? Like this?
No! That is so posh. Um, why don't you try this?
No! That is so gothic. Should I wear this dress?
Oh NO! Wrong wrong wrong. You shouldn't wear that! That's bad.
And that's worse! And that- is terrible!
Really?
Awful. A fashion disaster.
Ok ok. So what should I wear?
Well, the look is definitely dark, grungy, Emo, you know, black, and
you must wear lots of dark make-up
Ok, so, er, something like this?
Perfect. Those trousers are good, and that T-shirt is even better. Yup- that's
definitely the best outfit. And you should wear these shoes and this hat.
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WAVELENGTH – TEACHER’S NOTES
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Lyrics for Wavelength – TRACK 26
TRACK 26 – Wavelength– “Hey there Delilah” by
Plain White T’s
Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
Times Square can't Shine as bright as you
I swear it’s true
Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it's my disguise
I'm by your side
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me
Hey there Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good
Hey there Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all
Oh it's what you do to me (x4)
A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame
Hey there Delilah
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be making history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This one's for you
Oh it's what you do to me (x4)
What you do to me
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WORKSHEET 5
WORKSHEET 6
Peer pressure and bullying
In case you want to go further into the topic, there are some questions that should lead to a deeper reflection
about this theme.
After discussing, you can show your students this graffic and tell them to create their own (in pairs or small
groups) and then display them in the classroom.
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WORKSHEET 1
WAVELENGTH
TRACK 24
1) Listen to the character introducing themselves
I’m Sammy, I’m getting ready to go out tonight to a concert with my mate
Lisa. We’re going to see “The Tunes”, they are my favourite band and in my
opinion they are the best band in the whole world. I love ‘em. I don’t know
what to wear, I’m having a clothes crisis.
My name’s Lisa, I’m having a crazy day. I’m going to
an audition to sing in a band called “Wavelength”!I
love them!! I’m late!! My friend Sammy is going to kill
me. We’re going to see “The Tunes” tonight in
concert. Oh no, I’ve got a massive spot on my nose.
Owww
SAMMY
Yeah, I’m Nick, I’m the boss of the band
“Wavelength”. I play the guitar, sing and write
songs. We need a few more singers so we‘ll be
doing some auditions this week. I’ve had a few
people interested, but I’m looking for someone
really good. I hope it’s not expensive tonight, I’m
broke.
LISA
2) Match the vocabulary in Box A with the meanings in Box B
A)
NICK
1) 
2) 
3) 
4) 
5) 
Vocabulary
B) Meaning
Audition
To be broke
Clothes crisis
Spot
Mate
a) 
b) 
c) 
d) 
e) 
To have no money
Friend
A casting
To not know what to wear
Bad skin
3) Answer the questions
1) Who is the boss of the band “Wavelength?
a) 
Lisa
b) 
Sammy
c) 
Nick
2) What is the name of the band they are going to see in concert?
3) Each character has a problem, what are they?
a) 
Sammy b) 
Lisa c) 
Nick -
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WAVELENGTH
1) Read the synopsis and match the paragraphs (1-4) with the images A-D)
Synopsis of the play
A
C
1. 
“Wavelength” tells the story of Lisa, Sammy and
Nick. The play begins as Lisa and Sammy are going
to see their favourite band “The Tunes”, in concert.
Lisa is late, as usual!
2. 
They both love music and want to be singers. For
Lisa her dream can come true, she is going to
audition for the band “Wavelength”. Sammy
would love to be in the band too but she is nervous
about auditioning.
3. 
Nick, the manager of the band encourage Sammy
to audition, but Lisa is not happy about it and
realises she is afraid Sammy might be chosen
instead of her and gets really jealous.
4. 
While Sammy is getting ready for the audition Lisa
starts putting peer pressure on Sammy, telling her
what to wear, telling her that she should smoke,
have a tattoo and a piercing. Sammy doesn’t
want to do any of these things, she doesn’t know
what to do; whether to follow her friend’s advice
or her own instincts. She ends up doing everything
Lisa says with disastrous consequences.
B
D
2) Answer the question
1) 
Sammy has been accepted to sing in the band. T/F
2) 
Lisa doesn’t want Sammy to audition for the band. T/F
3) 
Why doesn’t she want Sammy to audition?
4) 
a) 
b) 
c) 
Lisa puts peer pressure on Sammy. What is peer pressure?:
A group of friends who have the same hobbies
A type of clothing
Pressure on somebody to behave or dress in a certain way, to be accepted as part of a group
3) Peer pressure can be good or bad. Think of some good and bad things you friends might encourage you
to do.
Good
Bad
• A friend encouraging me to join a football team
• A friend telling me to steal from a shop
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WAVELENGTH
TRACK 25 – Script from play
1) Listen to the conversation and complete the exercises
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
I just don't know what to wear.
Don't worry- I'll help you.
Should I wear my hair down? Like this?
No! That is so posh. Um, why don't you try this?
No! That is so gothic. Should I wear this dress?
Oh NO! Wrong wrong wrong. You shouldn't wear that! That's bad. And that's worse!
And that- is terrible!
Really?
Awful. A fashion disaster.
Ok ok. So what should I wear?
Well, the look is definitely dark, grungy, Emo, you know, black, and you must wear lots
of dark make-up
Ok, so, er, something like this?
Perfect. Those trousers are good, and that T-shirt is even better. Yup- that's definitely the
best outfit. And you should wear these shoes and this hat.
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
Sammy
Lisa
2) Lisa is giving Sammy some advice using “should”. Write sentences in the positive (+), in the negative (-) and as a
question (?) using the word “should” to give some advice to Sammy.
+
1)
-
2)
?
3)
3) Fill in the comparatives and superlatives of the following adjectives.
Adjective
Adjectives which take
Endings
Most one-syllable
adjectives, e.g. strong,
stronger
Two-syllable adjectives
ending in y, e.g. easy,
easier, and a few other twosyllable adjectives, e.g.
quiet, quieter
Adjectives used with More
Most adjectives of more
than one syllable, e.g.
graceful, more graceful
Comparative
Superlative
good
bad
funny
beautiful
interesting
big
easy
far
4) Fill in the names for the different styles.
1)Punk
2)Hipster
3)Emo
4)Rock
5)Posh
6)Skater
7)Hippie
a)
b)
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d)
e)
f)
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g)
WAVELENGTH – EJERCICIOS COMPLEMENTARIOS
TRACK 26
WORKSHEET 4
“Hey there Delilah” by Plain White T’s
1) Look at the vocabulary and ensure you understand the definitions
shine
=
give off light
what you do to me
=
how you affect me
take your breath
away
=
to leave someone feeling surprised ( because of the beauty
they experienced)
make fun of us
=
laugh at us
get through
=
are finished
disguise
=
method of hiding
to blame
=
responsible
My word
=
promise
Times Square
=
the centre and busiest part of New York city
swear
=
promise
Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
________ ________ can't _______ as bright as you
I ________ it's true
Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it's my ___________
I'm by your side
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's _______ _____ _____ ____ _____
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me
Hey there Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
_____ __________ ___ ________
Hey there Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would ____ ______ ________ _______
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all
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Oh it's what you do to me (x4)
A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all _______ ______ _____ _____
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we _____ ___________
The world will never ever be the same
And you're ___ __________
Hey there Delilah
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be making history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This one's for you
Oh it's what you do to me (x4)
What you do to me.
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WAVELENGTH – EJERCICIOS COMPLEMENTARIOS
WORKSHEET 5
The importance of friendship
1.  Complete the diagram about Friendship:
Friendship
Trust; trustworthy
Tell secrets; confidant
2. Use the words below to complete the sentences
1. I´ve know ____________ since I was in school. She’s like a sister to me.
2. It was Carl who ___________ Sammy and we immediately liked each other.
3. Nick likes being alone. He finds it difficult to _____________ .
4. Lisa is a really ___________. She’s always there for me when I need her.
5. Nick’s not really a friend yet. I hardly know him. He’s really more of _____________.
6. Nick’s not my boyfriend. We’re _________________.
7. My first ____________ was Sue. I fell in love with her when I was fifteen.
8. At first Sammy seemed so _____________. But then after talking to her I completely changed my mind and now
we are best friends.
a) Introduced
b) Unfriendly
c) Good friend
d) An acquaintance
e) My best friend
f) Make friends
g) Just friends
h) Girlfriend
3. Write a small composition about your best friend(s). What is so special about
her/him? What do you have in common? What are his/her best qualities?
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WORKSHEET 6
PEER PRESSURE AND BULLYING
Peer pressure: the strong influence of a group, especially of children, on members of that group
to behave as everyone else does.
Bullying: hurting or frightening someone who is smaller, seen as different or less powerful, often
forcing them to do something that they do not want to do.
Peer pressure is a form of bullying, it is done in a much subtler way, sometimes unconsciously. Telling someone what to
wear, what to think, how to act in order to be accepted by their peers, are some examples.
Questions for further discussion
1. 
What does “bullying” mean to you?
2. 
How are students at your school bullied?
3. 
Do you know of kids at your school who are left out?
4. 
Do kids ever call others mean names, or tease them? Has this ever happened to you?
5. 
Talk more about how you feel and what you do when this happens.
6. 
Do you believe there are kids who are scared to go to school because they were afraid of
being bullied?
7.
Have you ever been scared to go to school because you were afraid of being bullied?
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