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This Is Your Life

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Task no. 1

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Script for This Is Your Life

Presenter: Good evening and welcome to ‘This is Your Life’.

My name is _______________________ and tonight we’re honouring one of the most important personalities in Australian history. Tonight our Guest of Honour is Governor Lachlan Macquarie

[Write 3 descriptive sentences that tell us about the achievements of your historical personality]

 

Right now our unsuspecting Guest of Honour is enjoying a quiet dinner in a restaurant just across the road! Let’s go and surprise them, shall we?

Presenter: Hello Governor Macquarie. This is your Life!

Governor Macquarie: Oh my goodness! I can’t believe it! How exciting!

[Add more comments your historical personality would say, maybe a famous quote associated with them.]

 

Presenter: Yes it is exciting, because tonight we are going to hear about your most significant achievements from____ [number of speakers] of the most important people in your life.

[You can have as many speakers as you like, use a logical sequence for your speakers to appear in, such as the time at which they appeared in the person’s life].

Speaker #1 [Say who you are and talk about important events and achievements in the life of the Guest of Honour which this speaker would know about.]

 

Presenter: Thank you ___________________ for that interesting information. And now we will hear from our second speaker.

 

Speaker #2 [Say who you are and talk about important events and achievements in the life of the Guest of Honour which this speaker would know about as a participant, observer or correspondent with the Guest.]

 

Presenter: Thank you ________________. Well that was a fascinating story!

And now we will hear from our third speaker. Do you recognise this person?

 

Speaker #3 [Say who you are and talk about important events and achievements in the life of the Guest of Honour which this speaker would know about as a participant, observer or correspondent with the Guest.]

 

Presenter: Thank you ____________________. And now we will hear from our Guest of Honour who is going to tell us the story of the greatest achievement of their life. Over to you Governor Macquarie.

Governor Macquarie: [About 100 words that sum up the greatest achievements in the life of the Guest of Honour and explain why they have become a famous personality in Australian history.]

 

Presenter: Wow! What an amazing story! Did you really do that? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is no wonder that Governor Macquarie is recognised as one of the most important people in Australian history.

Well we’ve come to the end of this week’s edition of ‘This is Your Life’.  I hope you at home enjoyed the show, and we hope our Guest of Honour, Governor Lachlan Macquarie enjoyed reviewing their life.

To help you remember these moments, here is your own copy of your life! [hand over book to Governor Macquarie].

Thank you all for watching and we’ll see you again next time for another exciting episode of ‘This is Your Life’.