Percakapan Bahasa Inggris kali ini agak sedikit berbeda dari dialog-dialog sebelumnya karena dialog atau percakapan kali ini merupakan dialog dalam naskah drama dalam Bahasa Inggris. Sekadar untuk latihan, silahkan simak percakapannya berikut.
Example of Drama Script. Do you like watching drama performances? Have you ever staged a drama performance? A drama is a story which is normally written in the form of dialogue and meant to be acted out by actors. Performing a drama is not an easy task to do. To perform a drama, you must read the script carefully and memorize it, and then prepare the props for the performance. In addition, you must understand the characters and the setting very well.
Script Percakapan Drama Cassandra
Oh, I shall do a good job on this net.
[Enter CASSANDRA’s friend, JOANNE]
Hello! What are you doing?
I’m mending a fishing-net for my father to fish tonight.
Well, good luck! I've got to go get some bread from the bakers.
[Enter PHIL, CASSANDRA’s friend]
Hi Phil! Joanne just past by.
Hi Cassandra! How’re you doing? Well, talk to you later, I must be going, I've got an errand to run to the miller’s.
See you, Phil! (To herself) All my friends are passing by; this isn't so bad after all!
(CASSANDRA bundles up the net in her arms while speaking) Well, anyway, I’m glad it’s finished.
(Noticing a BEAUTIFUL FISH in the water)
Oh my! What a fish, I shall catch it for mother!
(She catches the fish in the net)
BEAUTIFUL FISH :
You’d better put me back at once, miss, or else you’ll turn into a fish yourself if you eat me!
Ha! Yea, Right!
[CASSANDRA gives the fish to her mother who moves to the side of the stage.]
Well, Mom, I’m going to talk with Joanne.
[She moves to the opposite side of the stage]
(calling) Okay, come back when you hear the bell!
Hey, Joanne, guess what!
(coming in from offstage) What?
I caught a big fish today!
Cool, can I see it?
Sure, but my Mom has it.
[On the other side of the stage, MOM rings a bell]
Oh, it’s dinner time! Talk to you later!
[JOANNE exits offstage, and CASSANDRA crosses stage to where
Hi, Mom, you cooked the fish?
Yes I did, and I cooked it with a special sauce.
Sounds good to me!
[When CASSANDRA eats she turns her head from the audience and shivers while slipping on a fish mask]
(turning back to the audience) Oh, what happened? I need water, water!!
Cassandra, what’s happened to you?
I don’t know, but I think I have to live in the ocean now. I’ll see you later!
[CASSANDRA jumps into the river]
(swimming alone) Oh no! I should have listened to that dumb fish.
[FISH 1, FISH 2 and FISH 3 enter]
FISH 1 :
Who are you?
Well, I was a human, but I ate a fish and now I'm a fish too!
FISH 2 :
Yes, it is a sad thing, but that is how many of us have gotten here, me included. But I'll take you to see the fish-queen, who lives in the most beautiful palace in the world.
FISH 3 :
(the other fish are exiting as she says this, so no one hears her last words)
OK, but how far is it? I'm still new at this fish thing, and I don't know how far I can swim. Hello?
[She runs to catch up with them and exits]
PRIYANA, Joko. dkk. 2008. Interlanguage : English for Senior High School Student XI language study programme.
: Pusat Perbukuan, Departemen Pendidikan Nasional.